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Catholic women's conference refreshes moms, forges friendships

04:22 am | AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sep 18, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A pair of Catholic authors has found a new way to give mothers some time off while helping break the social isolation that can sometimes come with modern parenting: throw a weekend-long party just for moms. 
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Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

04:58 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 17, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region. 
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Cardinal Dolan: Ukraine 'flowing with blood,' America must speak up

01:51 pm | NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Sep 17, 2014 (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions. 
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True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

06:19 am | VATICAN CITY, Sep 17, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed “elect.” 
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Asia - Pacific »

World Youth Day organizer named as next Sydney archbishop

Pope Francis has named the next Archbishop of Sydney: Parramatta Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., a Sydney native and a lead organizer for the 2008 World Youth Day in Australia.
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Middle East - Africa »

Nigerian bishop says Boko Haram murdered 2,500 in his diocese

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri has denounced the militant Islamist group Boko Haram for the murders of more than 2,500 faithful in his Nigerian diocese.
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Vatican »

Being honest about our sin 'opens us to the Lord's caress'

At daily Mass, Pope Francis drew from the Gospel reading of the woman who washed Christ's feet with her tears – noting God's tender response to those who have the humility to acknowledge their sin.
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Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

As Pope Francis' council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commission for Protection for minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes.
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US »

Cardinal O’Malley: Congress must remedy taxpayer abortion funding

The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee has renewed a call for Congressional action after a new report verified the bishops’ repeated warnings of taxpayer-funded abortion in the Affordable Care Act.
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A bucket list for an unborn baby

When Jenna and Dan Hadley learned their son would not live long after birth, they decided to start making memories with him right away. The couple created a “bucket list” of things they wanted their child to experience in his short life, even if it meant experiencing them womb-side. “We understood…that our time with our [...]
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Europe »

Spanish youth call on government to keep pro-life promises

A pro-life youth organization in Spain is asking the government to move forward with its reform of the country’s abortion laws, saying young people will oppose the party if it does not keep it’s pro-life pledges.
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San Diego bishop remembered for Christian example in life, death

San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the bishop’s Sept. 17 funeral Mass.
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Repaying a debt: My journey to life as a Dominican sister

by Sister Maximilian Marie, O.P.

Repaying a debt: My journey to life as a Dominican sisterIt was the year 2000 and I was in Rome. It was the first homily I had ever heard about the nature of religious life. I was 26 – a...
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Fearless Hildegard: A saint for extroverts and doers.

by Tina McCormick

How do modern, outspoken, confident women fit into the daily life of the Catholic Church? To find an answer to such age-old questions and fresh inspiration for today’s gutsy women, we need...
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Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Dark Night of the Soul

by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

I have just finished reading a fascinating and engaging book that is both theologically profound and simple in style – a book I recommend highly to all readers. It contains previously...
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First Beatification in U.S.: New Jersey’s first Blessed

by Bishop Arthur Serratelli

October 4, 2014 marks an historic moment in the life of the Catholic Church in the United States.  For the first time ever, the Rite of Beatification will take place on American soil.  In...
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