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Terror recruitment linked to Europe failing its young people

05:07 pm | RIMINI, ITALY, Sep 2, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- As reports continue to emerge on Muslims born and raised in Europe being recruited by the Islamic State, the continent has been urged to reflect on how it has failed to transmit an authentic meaning of life to its youth. 
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Interfaith women's group begs UN to act in Middle East

04:21 pm | LAHORE, PAKISTAN, Sep 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- An inter-religious women’s group in Pakistan has appealed to the United Nations to offer support and protection for those suffering in Iraq and Gaza. 
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Pope Francis to Iraqi priest: I'll never leave or forget you

09:00 am | VATICAN CITY, Sep 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the pontiff who gave his blessing and assured of his prayers. 
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Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

04:44 pm | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Aug 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease. 
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Hundreds flock to conference looking to revive parish life

Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.
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Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays.
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Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them.
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PBS raked over decision to air late-term abortion film

Pro-life advocates have strongly objected to PBS' decision broadcast the documentary “After Tiller,” saying it wrongly downplays the “gravely unjust” and deadly nature of abortion.
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Asia - Pacific »

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.  
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Luke Spehar: More than a hipster Catholic musician

Catholic artist Luke Spehar just released a new song and music video before the debut of his latest album Sept. 20th, and it does not disappoint. But first, an introduction. I met Luke Spehar the way you’d expect to meet any slightly obscure, somewhat hipster Catholic musician. It was the 4th of July in Door [...]
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Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it promotes good values important for youth today.
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Christian identity comes from Holy Spirit, not 'theology degrees'

A Christian earns his ability to speak with authority from the Holy Spirit, not from a theology degree, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha Residence Sept. 2.
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The murder of James Foley: What can we do?

by Sarah Metts

The murder of U.S. journalist James Foley, and the posting of a video of the murder on the internet this past Tuesday evening by the Islamic State is both heartbreaking and appalling. First of...
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Martyrdom and joy

by Elise Italiano

If the first year of Pope Francis’ pontificate could be characterized by one word, it would certainly be “joy.”  The world has been awed by a man who has brought an infectious love for...
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Movie Review: 'The Trip to Italy'

by Carl Kozlowski

It’s easy to forget that America isn’t the only country that produces film stars, and that the people we consider our top comedic or dramatic actors might be surpassed by completely...
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The ongoing problem of liturgical clericalism

by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Since I am considered something of an expert on the matter, I have occasionally been asked the question: What is the fundamental problem today with the Church’s liturgy? My answer is...
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September 2, 2014

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