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Friends, scholars recount sanctity of 'Good Pope John'

04:08 pm | VATICAN CITY, Apr 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- At a conference held at the Vatican Wednesday, a scholar on Bl. John XXIII and the Pope's one-time butler both spoke about his kindness and charity ahead of his canonization, which will occur April 27 along with that of John Paul II. 
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Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

05:22 am | VATICAN CITY, Apr 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- During his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting how his resurrection invites us to reject sin and open ourselves to joy and hope.   
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Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

04:34 am | ROME, ITALY, Apr 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith. 
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Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

09:04 pm | MOUNT HAGEN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Apr 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation's main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries. 
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CHA's Sister Carol Keehan Insists Obamacare Bars Federal Dollars for Abortion: Is She Right?

Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permit federal dollars for elective abortion, in a sharp departure from legislative precedent?
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Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint

In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.
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Postulators reflect on humanity of John Paul II, John XXIII

The postulators of the canonization causes for both John Paul II and John XXIII told journalists at the Vatican that the soon-to-be-saints also had faults which show their “humanity.”
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Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics, an action proponents say will help prevent dangerous conditions at abortion facilities.
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Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of denouncing the culture of death that eliminates the most innocent and defenseless.
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Encountering Africa, the future of the Church

By David Marcoe* Africa is changing, and a younger generation–more globally active and connected–is making its mark on the world, as I experienced at a recent meeting between student programs in Rome. Arriving a bit early with a handful of students from the Rome program of Thomas More College (Merrimack, New Hampshire), we happened upon [...]
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Easter celebration strengthens Vietnamese migrants in Thailand

Scores of Catholic migrants from Vietnam gathered across Thailand on Sunday to celebrate Christ's Resurrection with the traditions of their homeland.
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Knights of Columbus prepares to celebrate papal canonizations

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major celebrations of the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in several U.S. cities, in addition to providing financial and logistical support in Rome.
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Christ, Fully Human

by Tina McCormick

As Lent nears its end and we anticipate the Lord’s Passion and the glory of Easter, our focus is, above all, on Christ, the Lord, whose death on the cross brought salvation to mankind and...
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Birth control: Not my boss's business

by Clare Hinshaw

“Birth Control: Not My Boss’s Business” proclaimed the signs at the Planned Parenthood organized rally outside the Supreme Court last week. The group gathered to support the...
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Emmaus: Don't go. Stay with us.

by Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

What could Jesus have been up to walking along the road to Emmaus with Cleopas and his friend?  He heard them venting sadness, not to mention bewilderment, at all the recent events.  ‘Why...
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What Easter means

by Father Robert Barron

In first century Judaism, there were many views concerning what happened to people after they died.  Following a very venerable tradition, some said that death was the end, that the dead...
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