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Abortion supporters rely on ‘subterfuges,’ Cardinal O’Malley says

Abortion supporters rely on ‘subterfuges,’ Cardinal O’Malley says

| Mark Pattison | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Supporters of legal abortion are like the emperor from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” said Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston.

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Nine days of prayer part of Roe v. Wade anniversary

Nine days of prayer part of Roe v. Wade anniversary

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic bishops are sponsoring Nine Days for Life: Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage, planned for Jan. 18-26, as part of several events marking the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand in the U.S.

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In Pictures – January 16, 2014

In Pictures – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis passes circus performers on stilts as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

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In Pictures – January 2, 2014

In Pictures – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
SAFE HAVEN

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Gospel Trail puts visitors on Christ’s path through Galilee

Gospel Trail puts visitors on Christ’s path through Galilee

| Dennis Sadowski | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Gospel Trail takes pilgrims and recreational hikers on the 37-mile journey that Jesus may have followed as he started his three-year public ministry.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies”, the latest title the long-running “Ace Attorney” franchise for the Nintendo 3DS, explores conflicting legal moralities in a way mature gamers are likely to appreciate.

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Remembering the dead

Remembering the dead

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

A picture of a deceased Maya Indian woman is seen on a Day of the Dead altar on a street in the village of Pomuch on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.

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‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

| Father Robert Barron | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Gravity” is the most visually arresting movie since “Avatar.” But what is perhaps most surprising about this film is its clear and profound religious import.

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Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

| Pete Sheehan | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The trend in funerals today toward more personalized, less traditional ceremonies is taking these services where no funerals have gone before.

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In Pictures – October 24, 2013

In Pictures – October 24, 2013

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

PRAYER TO OUR LADY
PRESERVING HISTORY

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Vatican’s media adviser offers ‘Top 10’ ways to understand Pope Francis

Vatican’s media adviser offers ‘Top 10’ ways to understand Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

No matter how some media may want to spin it, Pope Francis won’t fit into the political categories of left or right, and he will challenge everyone with the truth of the Gospel, said the Vatican’s media adviser. “Pope Francis is not a politically correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of the church” […]

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Q&A – Baptism for the child of non-practicing Catholics

Q&A – Baptism for the child of non-practicing Catholics

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

What are the Church’s guidelines for baptism? Is it common for a priest to refuse a request for baptism if he feels that the parents are unworthy?

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