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A new era for women's health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center in the Denver area is hoping to transform the way women receive care – one patient at a time.

A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's Square

The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world.

Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

The rise in attacks by Hindu radicals against members of minority religions in India, primarily Christians and Muslims, is drawing concern across the country, with many calling for more concrete government action.

A 'bullying' move? UK midwife abortion ruling sparks outcry

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that midwives in charge of delivery wards are not exempt from assisting in the procurement of abortions – prompting warnings that the decision will have significant consequences for medical personnel opposed to the procedure.

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Fr Lombardi's 'Ten Commandments' for Catholic communications

“To communicate is to unify” is the first of the “Ten Words of Communication” that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, described in a lecture given Nov. 24 at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
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Boko Haram suspected in reported kidnapping of 200

Nigerian gunmen suspected to be with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly killed 35 people and kidnapped about 200 young men, women and children in northeast Nigeria on Sunday.
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Pope warns against sterile egoism rooted in a desire for power

Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in his homily at Mass on Friday, saying this attitude renders our lives sterile and prevents the Church from bearing fruit.
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Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving “voice to the voiceless” in regions of conflict and suffering.
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Police and Knights of Columbus join forces to fight the cold

The Knights of Columbus is joining forces with the New Haven Police Department in the Coats for Kids initiative to make winter a little warmer for children and families in need this year.
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6 Christmas Youtubes: The Religious and The Ridiculous

As an early Christmas present to you all, here are my top six must-watch Youtube clips for the Christmas season, placed in order from most religious to most ridiculous. 1. The first selection is an adorable video by St. Paul Arts and Media of the cutest Kiwi kiddos ever (Kiwi = New Zealander) narrating and [...]
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Investing with Catholic values? Knights of Columbus group to offer guidance

The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization aims to extend its Catholic values and financial expertise into a new subsidiary that will provide investment guidance to Catholic institutions.
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Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources

A new website is being launched to help pregnant college students find the help they need to stay in school and have their child.
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Happy Birthday and Thank You, Pope Francis!

by Tina McCormick

Happy Birthday, Pope Francis! You are a true gift to this world and to our Church. It is through your insistence on love that you have redirected our faith to its original essence. Certainly, we...
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The Pope Is Coming

by Melissa Fordyce

When I was a little girl, the Pope used to call my house.The phone would ring. I would answer, “Hello, Squarcia residence.”  A man with a jubilant tone would reply, “May I please speak to...
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"My Mom Said We Shouldn't Be Happy During Advent"

by Domenick Canale

The comment caught me by surprise. I was in the middle of beginning a CCD class for fifth grade boys and girls and I had just asked them why they were so excited in the weeks leading up to...
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Pope Francis and the Two Sons

by Scott Dunn

It did not take long after Pope Francis first emerged on the balcony at St. Peter’s last spring for uneasiness to emerge for many who were accustomed to only being unnerved by developments in...
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