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Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

04:49 pm | OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., Aug 28, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects. 
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Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

04:02 am | RIMINI, ITALY, Aug 28, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar also called himself Nazarene in solidarity – maintaining that many people in the Muslim community are identifying with Christians as well. 
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No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

05:20 pm | ROME, ITALY, Aug 27, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and that compromise is vital on both sides for it to last. 
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Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

11:48 am | ORLANDO, FLA., Aug 27, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their own freedoms, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. 
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Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.
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Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that evil is not the final verdict and encouraged faithful to adhere to Christ.
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EWTN series to profile Catholics who 'come home'

The evangelization group Catholics Come Home is set to premiere a 13-episode television series that fosters engagement in the “New Evangelization” and interviews people who have recently returned to the Catholic faith.
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Pope Francis' Korea visit ignites movement toward unity

A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit advanced efforts to heal a divided country.
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Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”
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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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US bishops to honor 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones

The U.S. bishops are encouraging commemorations of the 50th anniversary of milestones in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, saying they should inspire further work for the common good.
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Scholars: Boko Haram caliphate claim may be inspired by ISIS

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram’s claim to have established a caliphate – or a state ruled under Islamic law – in part of Nigeria draws inspiration from ISIS insurgents and from a desire for more world attention, said experts.
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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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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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Bringing Up Baby

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

With the opening of another school year, the spotlight shines on the education of America’s children and young adults.  At the same time, the nation grieves in utter shock at the murder of...
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Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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