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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

| John Mulderig | May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newcomers to the Marvel Comics universe may find themselves bewildered by the turbulent adventure “Captain America: Civil War.”

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EWTN asks for full-court hearing on contraceptive mandate case

EWTN asks for full-court hearing on contraceptive mandate case

| Mark Pattison | May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Eternal Word Television Network has asked for a rehearing of its case by the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its case regarding the federal Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate.

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Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future

As Europe faces an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees while struggling to counter continued economic woes, Pope Francis urged the continent to step up to its responsibilities with renewed hope, not cower behind walls and treaties.

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Father Daniel Berrigan, advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at 94

Father Daniel Berrigan, advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at 94

Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, an early critic of U.S. military intervention in Vietnam who for years challenged the country’s reliance on military might, died April 30. He was 94.

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Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world.

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Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said.

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Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome.

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A special measure of the Holy Spirit

A special measure of the Holy Spirit

| Jeff Hensley | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The college student I was interviewing for an article in the North Texas Daily at the University of North Texas had retained his Jewish identity when he converted to an evangelical mode of Christianity.

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Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Norwegian bishop said the country’s clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Church’s governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway.

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Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian refugees to Rome from Greece, a merchant ship rescued 41 refugees, including a 3-year-old child. They told human rights workers they saw as many as 500 others drown when the refugees’ boat sank.

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Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

| Mark Zimmermann | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, spoke at Georgetown University, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl celebrated a University Mass for Life for college students at a nearby Catholic church, encouraging them to stand up for God’s gift of human life.

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In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

| Simon Caldwell | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools that voluntarily set up gender-neutral toilets or changing rooms to accommodate increasing numbers of transgender students could be sued in the event of a sex attack, a Catholic lawyer warned.

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