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US bishop: Political will lacking, but Holy Land wants peace

04:14 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and Muslims are coexisting peacefully in Israel and Palestine, but the political will for peace is not yet there, said the leader of a recent bishops’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 
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Kasper proposal a flawed solution, says panel

03:11 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 1, 2014 (National Catholic Register).- A prominent cardinal’s proposal to allow Communion for divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics is a flawed solution to the Church’s need to address the pastoral challenges of married life and family, according to critics. 
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Iraqi couple finds courage in a Pope who suffers with them

12:02 pm | VATICAN CITY, Oct 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- An elderly couple who lost everything after fleeing their home due to ISIS violence met with Pope Francis on Sunday, saying the encounter gave them hope because they know they are not alone. 
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Put your gifts at the service of others, Pope Francis exhorts

01:41 am | VATICAN CITY, Oct 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters. 
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Family synod an opportunity to support marriage, scholars urge

Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples understand and live their marriages, in light of such negative family trends as divorce, cohabitation, and pornography.
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Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message to make it artificially easy.
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Francis gives Focolare three words, as the movement is renewed

In his first meeting as Pope with the Focolare movement, Pope Francis on Friday encouraged them in their effort for unity, as the movement has started a process of internal renewal which has brought to a change of more than 70 percent of their previous board.
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Family life requires love of God, say married synod participants

A Brazilian couple who will speak at the upcoming Synod on the Family at the Vatican said they hope to convey the necessity of realizing God’s essential role in marriage and family life.
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Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”  
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Poncho the Parrot prays the Hail Mary

Because it’s Monday, here is a video of a parrot saying the Hail Mary He slips up a few times, but hey, he’s a parrot.
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Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals by Easter

Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, being able to present them by Easter of 2015.
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Apostolic nuncios to Middle East will discuss aid, response to terrorists

Pope Francis and Vatican officials are due to meet this week with the nuncios to seven Middle Eastern nations to discuss responses to the Islamic State, and in particular how to provide humanitarian aid to displaced persons.
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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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Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation

by Bishop James D. Conley

Bishop Conley’s words here ought to serve as a guiding light for all Catholic Americans, especially as we prepare to pray together on Respect Life Sunday.  It is critical that all...
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Thérèse’s 'Little Way,' Little No More

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

What could have prompted Pius XI in 1925 to canonize her and her “little way?  What could have prompted John Paul II in 1997 to declare her the thirty-third Doctor of the Church, the third...
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