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Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

05:04 pm | FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, Aug 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths. 
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Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

04:03 am | SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease. 
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Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

05:10 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home. 
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US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

11:42 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said. 
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University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.
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Amid resignation calls, Minn. archbishop says he will stay

Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling of clerical sex abuse, apologized Wednesday but refused to resign.
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Pope surprises Jesuits for dinner on feast of Saint Ignatius

In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curia expressing his desire to eat dinner with them.
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Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
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Catholic charity to hold day of prayer for peace in Iraq

Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in response to the violence threatening Christians and others in the nation.
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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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Pakistani Catholics foster dialogue, fellowship with Muslims

Catholics in Pakistan reached out to the local Islamic community in an effort to promote peace between the religious groups in their nation and throughout the Middle East.
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Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.
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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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Christians Under Fire in the Middle East

by Dr. Saliba Sarsar

If there is hell on earth, it is found these days in the Middle East where aggression and violence are rampant. Political and religious extremism are leading to fear, disempowerment,...
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Movie review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

by Carl Kozlowski

What if Han Solo was the front-and-center star of the original “Star Wars” movies, and what if his team consisted of a talking raccoon, a mutant tree-man, a hulking giant and a hot green...
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Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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