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Bishops: Executive order is flawed approach to discrimination

04:47 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Leading U.S. bishops voiced strong criticism of an “unprecedented and extreme” new executive order, saying that it adds to discrimination problems rather than finding real solutions to them. 
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Iraqi bishop urges prayer as Christians expelled from Mosul

11:42 am | ERBIL, IRAQ, Jul 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eve of an ultimatum issued by Islamists to Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Chaldean bishop of Erbil, in nearby Kurdistan, urged prayers for the nation's remaining followers of Christ. 
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Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

05:55 am | VATICAN CITY, Jul 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave. 
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Bishops: Practicing religion in public is not discrimination

06:49 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Americans must be free to practice their faith in the public square – including business decisions – without being viewed as discriminatory, urged four U.S. bishops. 
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Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: 10 Facts,” will explore the scientific evidence that connects artificial contraception to breast cancer.
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Amid violence, priest opts to stay with parishioners in Gaza

Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, stayed with his parishioners despite three missile strikes near his parish earlier this week.
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Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, sent Pope Francis an official team jersey autographed by each of its players.
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Church in Mexico helps collect weapons for disarmament program

For the third year in a row, the Archdiocese of Mexico City is hosting a voluntary disarmament program as part of a campaign to reduce violence in the Mexican capital.
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Catholic cultural renewal advocate Stratford Caldecott mourned

Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passed away Thursday, weeks after Hollywood stars took to Twitter to support him in his struggle with cancer.  
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Mosul Archbishop: ‘My diocese no longer exists’

by Oliver Maksan* “Ahlan wa sahlan. Welcome,” is Archbishop Amel Nona’s friendly greeting to an anxious looking veiled woman who enters his office. He offers her a seat. “She has just come here to Tilkef from Mosul on foot with one of her sons seeking safety,” says the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, translating the agitated words [...]
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St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, being held in his cathedral city.
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Christian leader, friend to Pope Francis dies in motorcycle accident

Tony Palmer, a Protestant Christian leader and a close friend of Pope Francis, passed away in the U.K. on Sunday due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
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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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The Church's take on immigration

by Deacon Ryan Kaup

The immigration debate rarely lays dormant in the United States, but the arrival of some 52,000 migrant children from Latin America since October and the resulting crisis have brought tensions to...
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A tribute to Protestant Bishop Tony Palmer, friend of Francis and champion of Christian unity

by Deacon Keith Fournier

I awakened this morning to the shocking news that Bishop Tony Palmer of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches had gone home to the Lord whom he loved and served with such sincerity....
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