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Oct 6, 2017 - 03:02 am .- The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but shared some personal advice that her saintly relative used to give: to pray at least something every day.  
Oct 6, 2017 - 12:38 am .- A paramilitary hate group is behind threats that forced four Catholic families to flee their homes in Northern Ireland, authorities have determined.  
Oct 5, 2017 - 12:19 pm .- The head of Microsoft's office for online safety has said the Catholic Church is a key ally in the ongoing effort to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online.
Oct 4, 2017 - 04:57 pm .- It's well-known that in ancient Rome hundreds of thousands of people would to pile into the stacked layers of stone seating in the Colosseum to watch gladiators fight to their death, cheering on as the warriors met a bloody and often drawn-out end.
Oct 4, 2017 - 12:03 am .- In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message of peace and coexistence amid persecution of minorities, a missionary priest said.
Oct 3, 2017 - 06:24 am .- Despite the challenges of secularization, a Dutch Cardinal encouraged Catholics from his country and from all parts of the world to be a “creative minority” in society.
Oct 3, 2017 - 03:11 am .- Three years ago, there were 73 nuns with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena living in Kurdistan. Since the Islamic State captured the Plain of Nineveh in 2014, one-third of them have died.  
Oct 2, 2017 - 04:40 pm .- The annual gathering of the presidents of European episcopal conferences began Thursday with a strong appeal to the continent “not to waste itself by forgetting its Christian roots,” and to shepherds of Europe to “talk about Jesus to restore hope.”  
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:46 pm .- Catholic leaders voiced pleas for peace after a Catalonian regional referendum vote on secession from Spain drew a strong police reaction.
Oct 1, 2017 - 01:59 pm .- In his homily on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be sinners on a journey, always working towards conversion and repentance, rather than “sitting sinners” who are closed off to the Lord.
Oct 1, 2017 - 12:50 pm .- On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every area of society and encouraging them to give witness to the Gospel in word and deed and sustained by prayer.
Sep 29, 2017 - 12:21 am .- During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Christians are an essential part of Iraqi society, and must strive to be witnesses of peace true reconciliation.  
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:45 pm .- A leading opponent of assisted suicide says that while the movement supporting euthanasia seems strong, the reality is that, at least in the United States, it has had few political victories.
Sep 26, 2017 - 12:24 am .- After a long struggle with alcoholism and homelessness, Melanie Medina has turned her life around. She said that a recent pilgrimage to Rome has proven that change is possible, and that “good things can happen.”
Sep 22, 2017 - 10:52 am .- In a surprise visit on Friday, Pope Francis stopped by the Santa Lucia Foundation, a neuro-rehabilitation center in Rome.
Sep 19, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by the government and seen in the media, with one expert expressing concern for attitudes which may lead to euthanasia. 
Sep 17, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Br. René Stockman says it clearly: the path to euthanasia is not viable for a Catholic hospital.
Sep 16, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian missionary released this week after 18 months of captivity, thanked Saturday all those who have prayed and made sacrifices on his behalf, saying he recommits himself to the service of God.
Sep 15, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Robert Sarah encouraged unity over partisanship at a conference held in Rome Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI's motu proprio on the “extraordinary form” of the Roman liturgy.
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:39 am .- After a terrorist attack on a commuter train left more than 20 people injured in London on Friday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster decried the act as cowardly and offered his prayers for peace.

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