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Displaced Christians in Kurdistan – 'Their tears have run dry'

04:47 am | ERBIL, IRAQ, Oct 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge. 
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Who can help end women's sexual exploitation? Christian men

05:02 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Men – particularly men within the Christian church – have a crucial role in changing cultural attitudes surrounding the sexual exploitation of women, say organizers of an upcoming New York conference. 
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Pope: Fighting for the poor doesn't make me Communist – it makes me Catholic

12:21 pm | VATICAN CITY, Oct 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke out against oppression of the poor due to greed and warned again of the growing presence of a “globalization of indifference” – a warning, he said, which has wrongly type-casted him.   
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Life is cheaper than salt: a Nigerian bishop facing Boko Haram

04:13 am | MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, Oct 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Oliver Doeme, who heads the Nigerian diocese which has suffered the most from Boko Haram, has lamented his government's failure to effectively counter the militants, saying human life is being devalued. 
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Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.
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Dialogue must replace fighting, South Sudanese bishops say

The bishops in South Sudan are calling for an immediate end to violence in their country, saying  it should be replaced with “dialogue and compromise.”
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Are an atheist journalist's papal interviews reliable?

Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in 'La Repubblica' suggesting that Pope Francis believes in relativism, the Holy See spokesman has questioned whether Scalfari is advancing his own views.
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The Church's mystery: it's both visible and spiritual, Pope says

In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke of the visible actions carried out by the Church, explaining that they are an expression of her deeper spiritual reality rooted in the two natures of Christ.
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Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.
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The Pope said WHAT about marriage?!

If you’ve read any media reports on the Church in the last few weeks, you might have the impression that there were – or are about to be – some earth-shattering changes in Catholic teaching about marriage, family and homosexuality. Interestingly, these reports tend to cite either a draft document that was later changed or [...]
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The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order to fight him we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us.
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Archbishop Aquila: Media missed message of joy at synod

The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream media may have missed the message at the recent Synod on the Family, Pope Francis’ remarks were “especially clear.”
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Synod Seeks to be Beacon in Troubled Waters

by Jennifer Manning

This year my 11th grade Morality students are reading Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions by Peter Kreeft. The opening paragraph of the book reads, in part,...
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St. Teresa of Avila and the keys to union with God

by Sarah Metts

On October 14th the Church celebrates the feast day of one of the greatest of all Spanish saints. A mystic, Carmelite reformer, prolific writer, and the first woman declared a doctor of the...
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Media missed synod’s testimonies of joy

by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

In the days since the Synod on the Family ended, I have hadsome people tell me they are confused or worried about the results of thegathering. Many of them have listened to the secular media...
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The House We Live In: Some Reflections for Election Day

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

As Election Day approaches, once again we see democracy take center stage.  These days, anger with elected leaders runs high at the state of our country. Is the American dream slipping away? ...
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