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Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

05:22 am | VATICAN CITY, Apr 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- During his general audience Wednesday Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting how his resurrection invites us to reject sin and open ourselves to joy and hope.   
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Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

04:34 am | ROME, ITALY, Apr 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith. 
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Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

09:04 pm | MOUNT HAGEN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Apr 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation's main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries. 
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Youth fill Rome's cathedral to remember John Paul II, John XXIII

05:23 pm | ROME, ITALY, Apr 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday. 
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English bishop: assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable

Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established laws which uphold the sanctity of human life” and put the weakest in society at risk.
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Pope Francis gives Easter eggs to children with cancer

Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with cancer.
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Cardinal: dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II

The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed.
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Philippines issue new stamps of Blessed John Paul II, John XXIII

Following the presentation of a new stamp of Pope Francis, Philippine postmaster Maria De la Cruz revealed that they will also release stamps honoring Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII for their canonization.
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Embrace Easter hope and forgiveness, archbishop tells Myanmar

In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness and reconciliation amid past and present conflict.
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Encountering Africa, the future of the Church

By David Marcoe* Africa is changing, and a younger generation–more globally active and connected–is making its mark on the world, as I experienced at a recent meeting between student programs in Rome. Arriving a bit early with a handful of students from the Rome program of Thomas More College (Merrimack, New Hampshire), we happened upon [...]
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Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics, an action proponents say will help prevent dangerous conditions at abortion facilities.
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Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of denouncing the culture of death that eliminates the most innocent and defenseless.
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Christ, Fully Human

by Tina McCormick

As Lent nears its end and we anticipate the Lord’s Passion and the glory of Easter, our focus is, above all, on Christ, the Lord, whose death on the cross brought salvation to mankind and...
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Birth control: Not my boss's business

by Clare Hinshaw

“Birth Control: Not My Boss’s Business” proclaimed the signs at the Planned Parenthood organized rally outside the Supreme Court last week. The group gathered to support the...
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Emmaus: Don't go. Stay with us.

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

What could Jesus have been up to walking along the road to Emmaus with Cleopas and his friend?  He heard them venting sadness, not to mention bewilderment, at all the recent events.  ‘Why...
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What Easter means

by Father Robert Barron

In first century Judaism, there were many views concerning what happened to people after they died.  Following a very venerable tradition, some said that death was the end, that the dead...
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