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Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before Pope's speech

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger of a mentality that fails to respect life across the continent.

Facing Boko Haram, Nigerians 'storm the heavens with prayers'

Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist group’s victims.

Indian Catholics find spiritual inspiration in two new saints

Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping families, say two Catholics who find deep inspiration in their sanctity.

Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to ensure that autistic persons are not isolated.

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Website shines light on which health plans cover abortion

A new website informing Americans whether or not their health plans cover abortion is up and running, with advocates saying it provides the transparency in the health care law that the government failed to deliver.
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Cardinal Sarah appointment paves the way for new Curia

Cardinal Robert Sarah has been appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- a decision that sets a decisive tone for Curial reform.
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Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christ’s kingdom comes through his works of mercy--works that Christians must imitate with tenderness.
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Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to the country, a quarter of whose people are Catholic, and who are nearly all Christian.
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Autism not a cause to lose hope, Vatican conference encourages

An international conference held this week at the Vatican is looking to bring “a message of hope and joy” to persons with autism and their families.
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Crafting Your Vocation

The Church just finished celebrating Vocation’s Awareness week, and the Year of Consecrated Life is about to begin. We know that discernment can be difficult. Sometimes friends or family don’t understand the process. We live in a culture increasingly hostile to religion.  Sometimes, all you can do is shake it off. And just think, while you [...]
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New Gary, Indiana bishop praised for focus on evangelization

Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Gary, Indiana: Milwaukee’s Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying, who drew praise for his commitment to evangelization and to the sanctity of life.
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Pope says Mass of thanksgiving for India's newest saints

God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly declared saints during a Mass of thanksgiving in the Vatican.
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On Guard Against Displeasing Thee

by Halee Cross

For the month of September I spent my days imagining the perfect answer. “Hi, I’m Halee and I’m a ____”. With each career to which I mentally applied, I sighed because it was unrealistic...
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When missionaries are hungry

by Marianna Bartholomew

A young pastor just collapsed at his Third-World mission altar. I heard the news from a dear friend of this priest’s, also a missionary and pastor of another mission on the Bay of Bengal....
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Does it really need two parts? 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One'

by Carl Kozlowski

It’s fitting that the opening and closing scenes of “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” feature miserable people being held on lockdown in a mental ward, because that’s how anyone suckered into...
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Revisiting the Argument from Desire

by Father Robert Barron

One of the classical demonstrations of God’s existence is the so-called argument from desire. It can be stated in a very succinct manner as follows. Every innate or natural desire corresponds to...
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November 24, 2014

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