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Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

05:01 am | DENVER, COLO., Aug 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition. 
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Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

04:55 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Aug 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response. 
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Marquette professor recalls James Foley as 'bright light'

10:06 am | MILWAUKEE, WIS., Aug 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma mater, a professor at his former university reflected. 
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Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

04:01 am | ERBIL, IRAQ, Aug 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge. 
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Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenging others to do the same.
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Knights partner with actor Gary Sinise to help veterans

Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1994 film, “Forrest Gump.”
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Detroit mourns loss of retired cardinal Edmund Szoka

Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the age of 86 at the local Providence Park Hospital.
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Okla. archbishop relieved at return of consecrated Host

Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desecrated, restating his concern that the event should happen at all.
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Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed.
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Pope Francis: The Ambassador of Peace

A theme for this Papal trip to Korea has quickly developed, and it’s not the official “Arise, Shine” that was chosen by the organizers. It’s “Peace.” Listen for it over the course of the next five days. Expect Pope Francis to stay on message. Just hours after sending a letter to U.N. secretary general Ban [...]
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Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.
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Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules

The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.
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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 Caregiver

by Russell Shaw

The 36-Hour Day (Grand Central Life & Style) is a handbook familiar to many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. That seemingly mysterious title is no mystery...
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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: A Man for Others, a Universal Treasure

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

As the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist, is regularly invited on television for his expert information about infectious...
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August 23, 2014

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