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Aug 29, 2016 - 11:10 am .- The lifting of a controversial burkini ban in one beach town along the French Riviera may signal an end to similar policies in the country - but it has not put an end to cultural tensions surrounding it.
Aug 26, 2016 - 07:39 pm .- A group of Holy See firefighters sent by Pope Francis to an earthquake-devastated town in Italy rescued a three-year-old boy from the rubble of his home.
Aug 26, 2016 - 04:40 pm .- Sister Marjana Lleshi awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning to the violent shaking of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed 250 people, devastating several towns in central Italy.
Aug 25, 2016 - 12:33 pm .- For Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Mother Teresa's impact did not come from her outward appearance, but from a personal encounter with the woman's unconditional and mother-like love and acceptance.  
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.

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