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Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

04:44 pm | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Aug 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease. 
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Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

09:39 am | VATICAN CITY, Aug 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them. 
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Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

05:02 pm | ROME, ITALY, Aug 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on. 
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Jerusalem priest to Israel, Palestine: Humanize one another

12:02 pm | ROME, ITALY, Aug 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if both sides overcome dehumanizing prejudices of the other. 
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Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.
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Italian bishop: Catholics in 'irregular' relationships welcome in Church

Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholic churches, a leading Italian bishop has said.
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Middle East - Africa »

Iraqi refugees working to help each other survive

Christians and other religious minorities who have fled areas in Iraq that have fallen under Islamic State control are now helping one another to survive as refugees, an aid worker said.
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Asia - Pacific »

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now feels a long-term challenge to imitate his humble ways.
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Pakistani leader talks persecuted Christians with Pope Francis

In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience Wednesday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit his country.
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Luke Spehar: More than a hipster Catholic musician

Catholic artist Luke Spehar just released a new song and music video before the debut of his latest album Sept. 20th, and it does not disappoint. But first, an introduction. I met Luke Spehar the way you’d expect to meet any slightly obscure, somewhat hipster Catholic musician. It was the 4th of July in Door [...]
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US »

PBS raked over decision to air late-term abortion film

Pro-life advocates have strongly objected to PBS' decision broadcast the documentary “After Tiller,” saying it wrongly downplays the “gravely unjust” and deadly nature of abortion.
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Asia - Pacific »

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.  
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The murder of James Foley: What can we do?

by Sarah Metts

The murder of U.S. journalist James Foley, and the posting of a video of the murder on the internet this past Tuesday evening by the Islamic State is both heartbreaking and appalling. First of...
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Martyrdom and joy

by Elise Italiano

If the first year of Pope Francis’ pontificate could be characterized by one word, it would certainly be “joy.”  The world has been awed by a man who has brought an infectious love for...
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Movie Review: "The Trip to Italy"

by Carl Kozlowski

It’s easy to forget that America isn’t the only country that produces film stars, and that the people we consider our top comedic or dramatic actors might be surpassed by completely different...
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The ongoing problem of liturgical clericalism

by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Since I am considered something of an expert on the matter, I have occasionally been asked the question: What is the fundamental problem today with the Church’s liturgy? My answer is...
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September 1, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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