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Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

03:01 pm | VATICAN CITY, Aug 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has reportedly called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week. 
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Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

07:01 pm | MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by militant Islamic State forces – but is now a foundation for his family and community. 
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Archbishop notes troubling rise of youth unemployment

02:40 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Aug 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Calling for work that honors the dignity of the human person, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenksi of Miami echoed the words of Pope Francis, noting the troubling rise of young adult unemployment. 
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Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

11:05 am | OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., Aug 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen. 
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Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.
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LCWR may not be open to reform, commentator worries

Actions by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at its latest annual assembly suggest that it may be closed to the possibility of reform, one writer on Catholic religious life has said.
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Franciscan friars in Pakistan celebrate 75 years of mission

The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola, an important observance in their tradition.
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'The Giver' praised for themes on free will, sanctity of life

The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free will and the dangers of a world that distorts language to do evil.
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Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.
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Pope Francis: The Ambassador of Peace

A theme for this Papal trip to Korea has quickly developed, and it’s not the official “Arise, Shine” that was chosen by the organizers. It’s “Peace.” Listen for it over the course of the next five days. Expect Pope Francis to stay on message. Just hours after sending a letter to U.N. secretary general Ban [...]
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Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces

“Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated Thursday.
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Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.
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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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The Caregiver

by Russell Shaw

The 36-Hour Day (Grand Central Life & Style) is a handbook familiar to many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. That seemingly mysterious title is no mystery...
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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: A Man for Others, a Universal Treasure

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

As the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist, is regularly invited on television for his expert information about infectious...
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