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  • Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks on World Meeting of Families 2018

    In the face of a changing culture, families must be valued again as an institution and mustn't lose courage. In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, stressed this. The vice-president of the Irish Catholic ...

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  • Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks on World Meeting of Families 2018

    In the face of a changing culture, families must be valued again as an institution and mustn't lose courage. In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, stressed this. The vice-president of the Irish Catholic ...

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  • Behind the Scenes in Abortion Clinics

    Abortion advocates frequently portray themselves as altruistic defenders of women's rights and dignity. The reality of the abortion industry is much more sordid, as revealed in a recent book detailing the experiences of former abortion clinic workers. Abby ...

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  • Pope invites Christians to pray for children in Syria on June 1

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis called on Catholics and Orthodox Christians to pray for children in Syria who are suffering because of the ongoing conflict in the country. "The children of Syria invite children from all over the world to join in ...

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  • George Clooney among celebrities honored by Pope Francis

    Vatican City, May 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- On Sunday, Pope Francis praised Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere at a conference promoting a Vatican education initiative that helps poor communities. Speaking in the Paul VI's ...

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  • How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

    Vatican City, May 30, 2016 CNA.- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein. Archbishop Ganswein remains prefect of the Pontifical ...

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Church needs courageous women like Mary, pope says at morning Mass


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church needs the service of the many women who continue to follow Mary's example of courage and service despite the odds, Pope Francis said. Women who serve with joy to bring their families forward in life, to ensure their children's education and who "face so many adversities and who heal the sick" are courageous, the pope said May 31 during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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Pope invites Christians to pray for children in Syria on June 1


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis called on Catholics and Orthodox Christians to pray for children in Syria who are suffering because of the ongoing conflict in the country. "The children of Syria invite children from all over the world to join in their prayer for peace" on International Children's Day June 1, he said.

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These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison


Santiago, Chile, May 28, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

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Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said. A servant "is not a slave to his own agenda," but rather always is prepared for the unexpected and responds, even if that means ignoring the parish schedule, the pope said May 29 at a Mass for the Jubilee of Deacons in St. Peter's Square.

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In tough times, Texas couple works hard to give daughters a future


BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNS) -- Gustavo Rodriguez knew he couldn't study math forever. The impoverished conditions in his town in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas in the early 1980s just wouldn't allow it. So instead of crunching numbers with a pencil and notepad his parents couldn't afford, he decided to pinch centavos elsewhere, away from home.

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