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Thousands of prayerful witnesses dwarf black mass turnout in OKC

04:32 pm | OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., Sep 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God's love and mercy. 
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A delayed desire: Albanian priest waited decades for ordination

07:44 am | TIRANA, ALBANIA, Sep 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled. 
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Catholic-Muslim spouses say Pope Francis is for everybody

02:00 am | TIRANA, ALBANIA, Sep 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic-Muslim married couple who traveled three hours from Kosovo to take part in Pope Francis’ Albanian visit say that the Pope is “for everybody” regardless of religion. 
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Albanian martyrs knew God's consolation, Pope says off-the-cuff

03:31 pm | TIRANA, ALBANIA, Sep 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- God’s consolation for Albania’s martyrs and other persecuted Christians is a reminder for us all of the intimate consolation that God offers amid suffering, Pope Francis said in unscripted remarks at a Sunday vespers service. 
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Papal visit fosters Albanians' hopes

Pope Francis’ visit to Albania is a “gigantic event” for the religiously diverse country as it seeks a greater role in Europe, one leader at the country’s main Catholic university has said.
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Faith brings light to hardship, Pope Francis says at Children's center

Pope Francis visited an Albanian center for abandoned children on Sunday, emphasizing in his remarks that Christian charity can help bring oneself and others closer to God.
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Truth has 'power of attraction,' Pope says to religious leaders

The “conviction that truth has its own power of attraction,” said Pope Francis, negates the need for those secure in their faith to impose their beliefs on others.
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Update in Albania – Muslims pray for Pope, security a non-issue

In a press briefing Sunday the Vatican's spokesman downplayed worries over Pope Francis' safety in Albania, also noting that Muslims gathered in an important Tirana mosque to pray for the pontiff's visit.
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Pope Francis to Albanian youth: Where you exist, there is hope

After celebrating Mass at Mother Teresa square during his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis led the crowds in the angelus prayer, urging the country's young people to live a life fully engaged with Christ.
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How much would you pay for the Pope’s hat?

Pope Francis’s white skullcap is currently going for nearly €90,000 or around $115,000 on Ebay, with 103 bids up for the Holy Father’s hat. According to the AFP, the satirical Italian TV show Le Iene (meaning “hyenas” in English) managed to catch Pope Francis as he boarded his jeep in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 17th and [...]
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Pope praises brotherhood forged among Albania's religions

Pope Francis on the return flight from Albania praised the country for its youth and its “higher culture” that is “capable of building brotherhood” among Christians and Muslims.
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Pope gives flowers received in Albania to Blessed Mother

In thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother for the success of his short but eventful trip to Albania, Pope Francis paid a visit on Monday morning to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
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Repaying a debt: My journey to life as a Dominican sister

by Sister Maximilian Marie, O.P.

It was the year 2000 and I was in Rome. It was the first homily I had ever heard about the nature of religious life. I was 26 – a single laywoman raised in a devout Catholic home. By this point...
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Fearless Hildegard: A saint for extroverts and doers

by Tina McCormick

How do modern, outspoken, confident women fit into the daily life of the Catholic Church? To find an answer to such age-old questions and fresh inspiration for today’s gutsy women, we need...
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The Parable of the Talents

by Father Robert Barron

The attendance at our daily Mundelein Seminary on Labor Day weekend was sparse. Many of the students had gone home while others were on a special tour of Chicago churches. The celebrant and...
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Discerning a call to Priesthood?

by Father Thomas Berg

Here are some questions about sexuality and affective maturity you should be asking yourself.As seminaries across the country commence a new academic year and re-engage in the crucial work...
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September 23, 2014

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

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Lk 8:19-21

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First Reading:: Prov 21: 1-6, 10-13
Gospel:: Lk 8: 19-21

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