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Aug 24, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- While the number of victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday  climbs, the gestures of generosity and aid for those affected have multiplied.
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:39 am .- British inspectors have barred some abortions at Marie Stopes International due to concerns about safety and informed consent for abortion.
Aug 23, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn is known for her fierce work fighting forced abortion and gendercide in China, often through grilling speeches given before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.
Aug 23, 2016 - 03:04 am .- The plummeting number of priestly vocations in the Catholic Church in Germany is raising questions about the roots of the problem, and whether the situation has been manufactured to promote non-priestly ministry.
Aug 19, 2016 - 03:45 pm .- A teddy bear, a diploma, a menu – items owned, achieved and touched by Christians who were brutally killed in attacks this year – are on display in an exhibit aimed at drawing people into a visceral experience of the persecuted faithful.  
Aug 19, 2016 - 12:34 pm .- Accusations have been raised in a number of German media that Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising failed to remove from office a priest accused in 2006 of sexually abusing a minor.
Aug 19, 2016 - 06:01 am .- Representatives from the United States military joined troops from five other countries in a walk for peace in Poland last week.
Aug 18, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.
Aug 18, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- Never before have so few Catholic priests been ordained in the Church in Germany: a total of 58 men joined the clergy in 2015, according to official figures published by the German Episcopal Conference this week.
Aug 18, 2016 - 11:56 am .- While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ’s victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one’s sins is so great that it keeps people away from the sacrament?  
Aug 16, 2016 - 11:15 am .- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.
Aug 15, 2016 - 12:32 pm .- Following the wave of Islamist terror attacks that have bloodied France since last year, the country’s bishops have decided to offer all Masses on the Feast of the Assumption for France.  
Aug 12, 2016 - 06:01 am .- A Vatican bishop spoke out last week stressing that while few Muslims are terrorists, there are passages in the Quran advocating violence that can’t be ignored, and must be clarified from within the Muslim community.
Aug 11, 2016 - 05:24 pm .- If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting.
Aug 10, 2016 - 06:06 am .- A Catholic charity is launching a campaign to support the studies of 1,000 seminarians around the world in honor of a French priest who was killed by ISIS sympathizers while celebrating Mass two weeks ago.
Aug 10, 2016 - 04:03 am .- Clarence Gilyard is the seasoned Hollywood actor who kicked major bad-guy posterior as Chuck Norris' gun-slinging, karate-kicking deputy James Trivette on the hit 1993-2001 CBS series.
Aug 9, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- In keeping with his spontaneous personality, Pope Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday to two convents north of Rome.
Aug 8, 2016 - 12:10 pm .- After his death in hospital Monday morning, Bishop Emeritus Edward Daly of Derry's ministry advocating for peace during the Troubles of Northern Ireland is being remembered across Ireland.
Aug 7, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Christina Shabo was born under a tree in a refugee camp after her family fled bombing in their Iraqi hometown in 1991.
Aug 6, 2016 - 02:05 pm .- Ten years ago, Benedict XVI visited the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, which houses an image of the face of Christ which some believe to be the Veil of Veronica.

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