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Should the West take on Nigeria's terrorists? Bishops say yes

Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid from Western governments, as well as solidarity and prayer from around the world.

100 babies: A women's center that helps every step of the way

Lynn Grandon kept a tally on her desk of how many babies she knew the Denver Lighthouse women’s center had helped bring into this world.

Who inspires the young pro-lifers of today? Pope Francis

Young pro-life advocates emphasized Pope Francis’ influence on their witness for the defenseless unborn child at the 2015 March for Life, held in the nation’s capital Jan. 22.

Flea market find becomes heavenly gift for Pope Francis

The journalist who won a big smile from Pope Francis after giving him an image of St. Therese of Lisieux on his way to the Philippines said that she found it in a flea market, and gave it as the second in a pair.

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Women are irreplaceable in passing on the faith, Pope says

Women in the family have a crucial role in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next, said Pope Francis during morning Mass for the feast of saints Timothy and Titus.
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Millennials' pro-life commitment wows bishops

Both Roman and Orthodox Catholic bishops were stirred by the presence of the Millennial generation at the 2015 March for Life.
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Pope to canon lawyers: Annulment process must be secure, prompt

In a speech delivered on Saturday to participants in a conference on how to handle causes of nullity, Pope Francis encouraged a marriage process that is both sure of its judgements and prompt.
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Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing violence and promoting peace.
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Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as he marked the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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The Boston Marathon bombing jury – could all Catholics be excluded?

The search for a jury for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached its fourth week, and Boston-area Catholics are learning they could be excluded from serving on the jury if they support Church teaching regarding the death penalty. According to a report from USA Today, potential jurors must be willing to send someone to [...]
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Cardinal praises Catholics in Vietnam for their witness to the faith

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded the efforts of the Catholic community in Vietnam during his pastoral visit last week and encouraged them in the path of mission.
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Prayers offered upon death of prominent dissenting theologian

Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues, died on Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 78.
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Choose Life and Compassion

by Jennifer Manning

Today the House is set to vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation.  President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, and frankly, the outrage surrounding this bill is...
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Facing the Bogus Burden

by Halee Cross

I once knew about a single women’s group that had started in my diocese. I heard about it at parish mass announcements, during a phase in my life when my idea of happiness correlated with the...
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The light that the recent Extraordinary Synod offers us

by Fr. José Noriega, DCJM

What  light can we gather from the recent Synod? Never before has a synod received so much attention. It has aroused many hopes and it has revealed real problems. 1. The hopes that the Synod...
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Movie Review: 'Mortdecai'

by Carl Kozlowski

Johnny Depp has had a rough time in the last couple of years, with a string of bombs including “The Lone Ranger” and “Transcendence.” Now, he’s returned as yet another in his endless...
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