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Pope Francis returns to Rome after week of spiritual exercises

FEB 23rd 2018 By Staff Reporter

On Friday Pope Francis returned from his week-long Lenten spiritual exercises in Ariccia, whe...

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What's the point of fasting, anyway?

FEB 23rd 2018 By Staff Reporter

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fas...

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Fr. Weinandy: We Are Witnessing the Disintegration of the Church’s Catholicity

FEB 23rd 2018 By Edward Pentin

In a landmark speech, the former head of the USCCB’s doctrinal committee says the Church’s leadership is attacking her identity and...

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Giving a Voice to Persecuted and Forgotten Christians

FEB 23rd 2018 By Susan Klemond

If we forget the persecuted Christians and don’t support them, something isn’t right in our own lives of faith and communion

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Exorcists Explain Ireland’s Rise in Demonic Activity

FEB 23rd 2018 By Patti Armstrong

When confession lines grow short, demonic activity increases

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13 Little Lenten Sacrifices

FEB 22nd 2018 By Sophia Feingold

There are a plethora of ways to practice Lent, even for those who can’t do a traditional fast.

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Pope Francis to Youth: Draw on God’s Grace to Take Courage, Overcome Fear

FEB 22nd 2018 By Edward Pentin

In this year’s World Youth Day message, the Pope gives pastoral advice on how to overcome fear, and tells young people not to be closed in a...

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Hosts ‘Miraculously’ Preserved 16 Months After Devastating Earthquake

FEB 22nd 2018 By Edward Pentin

Italian priest who helped make the discovery says it is reminiscent of the Eucharistic miracle of Siena in 1730.

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Attacks against India's Christians doubled in 2017

FEB 21st 2018 By Staff Reporter

Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled i...

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China and Religion: A Snapshot

FEB 21st 2018 By Matthew E. Bunson

The Communist Party just revised religious regulations.

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Cardinal Joseph Zen a Longtime, Vocal Critic of China’s Policies

FEB 21st 2018 By Matthew E. Bunson

The most prominent critic of the current Vatican approach to Holy See-China relations is the Salesian bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.

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Vatican-China Agreement in Sight, but Chinese Catholic Reconciliation Further Off

FEB 21st 2018 By Peter Jesserer Smith

The Holy See is searching for an agreement that will reunify the Catholic Church in China’s underground and official communities.

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British judge allows toddler's life support switched off, despite parents' wishes

FEB 20th 2018 By Staff Reporter

A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his pa...

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Recent polls encourage Ireland's pro-life advocates

FEB 20th 2018 By Staff Reporter

As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country...

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South Africa's new president praised for commitment to fight corruption


The first State of the Nation address by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has b...