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Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This commentary and analysis, written by Michael Sainsbury for ucanews.com, was published Sept. 18, the day before Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech condemning human rights violations. In that speech, Suu Kyi did not mention the term ethnic cleansing:

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Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

| Simone Orendain | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”

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Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

Guiding ‘starets’: Russian youths discover Orthodox monasticism

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Christmas night two years ago, Anya Bulochnikova, 29, first discovered Optina Monastery’s golden onion-shaped domes rising above the bucolic hills and snowdrifts of Russia’s Ugra National Park.

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.

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Fatima fulfilled: Archbishop celebrates return of Russia to Christ

Fatima fulfilled: Archbishop celebrates return of Russia to Christ

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

Catholics across Russia are celebrating the centenary of the 1917 apparitions of Mary to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.

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Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and changing its name to the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family.

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Archbishop calls for peace after verdict, asks community to come together

Archbishop calls for peace after verdict, asks community to come together

| Joseph Kenny and Jennifer Brinker | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis called for peace following a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley.

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Boston College says students doing well after acid attack in France

Boston College says students doing well after acid attack in France

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boston College said Sept. 18 that four of its university students studying abroad who were victims of an acid attack a day earlier in Marseille, France, were doing well.

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Sex in accord with reason

Sex in accord with reason

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

An article published in 2012 in The Atlantic described the sexual practices of the Aka and Ngandu people who live in the tropical forests of central Africa. Researchers Barry and Bonnie Hewlett, anthropologists from Washington State University, found that married Aka and Ngandu men and women consistently reported having sex multiple times in a single night. They also discovered that practices of, and even the concepts of, homosexuality and masturbation appeared to be largely unknown to the groups:

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