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Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

04:24 pm | NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but should nevertheless work for renewal and worship God with joy, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. 
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After surviving Ebola, Liberians have another challenge - marginalization

12:58 pm | GBARNGA, LIBERIA, Oct 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- "How is it that we have again become the marginalized of the earth?" That is what people ask Bishop Anthony Borwah of Gbarnga, in Liberia, the country most affected by the outbreak of Ebola. 
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Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

04:02 am | ROME, ITALY, Oct 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows. 
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Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

12:28 pm | BOISE. IDAHO, Oct 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. 
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Remembering Helen Hull Hitchcock, 'a true daughter of God'

Helen Hull Hitchcock, a prominent Catholic speaker, author, and advocate for the Church’s teachings on women and liturgy, died at the age of 75 on Monday, Oct. 20, after suffering from a short illness.
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Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch

When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, who offered them shelter in the name of Christ.
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Pope Francis: Christ restores peace by breaking walls of division

Christ wants to see us reconciled rather than living as enemies, Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Tuesday, explaining that a true Christian lives with this hope.
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Vatican releases details for Pope Francis' visit to Turkey

In response to an invitation sent by Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, Pope Francis will make a three-day trip to Turkey, during which he will visit the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.
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'Mystic in the slums': A glimpse into the prophetic life of Mother Teresa

“The world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.”
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Best Beard of the 2014 Synod

Alright ladies and gents, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – who has the best beard at the “sausage making” Synod 2014? We were going to go with a “Who Wore It Best?” and include several categories – best placed zuchetto, biggest and blingiest pectoral cross (yes blingiest, just go with it), best-pressed [...]
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Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.
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Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by policies intended to protect children, and to report perpetrators.
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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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'Blue Bloods' and its writers

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

David Letterman never ceases to be amazed at Tom Sellick’s enduring popularity: ‘No matter where he goes, people love him! People love him even when he’s counting his money!”  The...
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The Synod’s Biggest Loser: Cardinal Kasper’s Credibility

by Johan Paul Martel

When the history of this year’s Synod on the Family is written, there will be any number of people and ideas that will be seen as winners or losers in the process. But of all the synod’s...
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October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Lk 12:39-48

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First Reading:: Eph 3: 2-12
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48
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