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US must adapt foreign policy to solve migrant crisis, says bishop

04:11 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 27, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. bishops’ international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to utilize U.S. foreign policy to address the “root causes” of child migration from Central America. 
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Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

11:07 am | VATICAN CITY, Jul 27, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God. 
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Give primacy to God, Pope says

01:08 pm | ROME, ITALY, Jul 26, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at the center of their lives. 
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Violence in Nigeria has 'no boundaries' now, archbishop says

12:33 pm | ROME, ITALY, Jul 25, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups. 
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Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria.
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Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.
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Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.
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Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.
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Asia - Pacific »

Pakistani Catholics, Muslims cooperate to extinguish fire at friary

When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put out the blaze.
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Branded: Nazarene

Have you seen this symbol? This is the arabic letter “nun,” the first letter in the word “Nazarene.” In Mosul, Iraq, it has been painted on doors to identify the homes of Christians who are then brutally beaten and often executed. A militant Sunni organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [...]
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UN committee criticized for efforts to push abortion on Ireland

Assertions by members of the U.N. Human Rights Committee that Irish abortion law violates international human rights agreements is erroneous and exceeds its authority, one observer has said.
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Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with evangelical denominations since his time in Buenos Aires.
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God’s Mercy and Forgiveness – even in Boston

by Jennifer Manning

Boston. Beantown. Boston Strong. “The Athens of America.” Home of Red Sox Nation, Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, Cheers, and countless other cultural phenomena. But in 2002,...
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Seek Peace at a Shalom Fest this Summer and Welcome Shalom TV

by Marianna Bartholomew

A prayer group in remote Kerala, India began a Holy Spirit work that is becoming a new power for peace and evangelization in North America. Bengal tigers, elephants, 250 species of birds in just a...
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Was Vatican II needed?

by Russell Shaw

Why did we need the Second Vatican Council? Did we need it at all? Hearing those questions, most Catholics who’ve thought about Vatican II would probably cite renewing and updating of the...
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Vacation-pilgrimage to sheer beauty

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

If you’re among those who plan ahead of time, you might want to combine a vacation and pilgrimage to Florence, Italy.  Most people visit Florence for its cultural attractions.  Strictly...
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July 28, 2014

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