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U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

| Paul Jeffrey | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. government global AIDS coordinator praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against an increase in stigma and discrimination against gays, especially in Africa.

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At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

| Paul Jeffrey | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine.

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Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin

Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin

| Carol Glatz | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Going by the pseudonym “X,” Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century.

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Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

| Patricia Zapor | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops’ migration committee and the president of a Catholic college in Michigan were among those urging the government toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

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Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 20
Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-43

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Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

| Cindy Wooden | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

| Deacon Thomas McKenzie | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The three parables we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel point to the kingdom of heaven growing here on earth. However, there is tension because the world is not ready to accept the kingdom growing in its midst.

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Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

| Bill Dodds | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was teaching my 9-year-old grandson how to play cribbage. I was dusting off a lot of mental cobwebs about the game. We were quite pleased with ourselves.

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