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Ranch aims to help teens, veterans work through mental health struggles

Ranch aims to help teens, veterans work through mental health struggles

| Karen Bonar | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rhythmically, the song of the crickets rises and falls across the rolling hills. Soft clouds float through the sky as rays from the setting sun dance across yellow butterweed flowers.

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Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

| Carol Glatz | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. administration agree on and on which they will continue to coordinate efforts, panelists said at a joint symposium.

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Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

| Kurt Jensen | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The genocide conducted by the Islamic State against Christian communities in Iraq and Syria has turned into continued harassment by Iran-backed militias and shows no signs of abating soon.

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U.S. judge temporarily stops Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ law from taking effect

U.S. judge temporarily stops Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ law from taking effect

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A U.S. District Court judge Oct. 1 temporarily blocked a Georgia law that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks.

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Writings of saints, places they lived offer pilgrimage opportunities

Writings of saints, places they lived offer pilgrimage opportunities

| Kristen Hannum | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ancient, battered landscapes of the Holy Land and the magnificent basilicas of Rome are the places that first come to mind for Catholics considering a pilgrimage.

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Vatican hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system

Vatican hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has appointed a retired anti-Mafia prosecutor to head the Vatican City State’s judicial system.

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For bishop with Mexican roots, El Paso’s assault hit close to home

For bishop with Mexican roots, El Paso’s assault hit close to home

| Rhina Guidos | October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Jose, California, the early August assault by a gunman who opened fire on El Pasoans and others doing weekend shopping at a Walmart in the border city this summer struck particularly deep.

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Looking at Elizabeth Warren’s child care plan through a pro-life lens

Looking at Elizabeth Warren’s child care plan through a pro-life lens

| Mark Pattison | October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, a leading Democratic presidential aspirant, made a splash when she unveiled one of her many plans, this one on universal child care.

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Digital barbarism? Vatican summit highlights dangers in tech revolution

Digital barbarism? Vatican summit highlights dangers in tech revolution

| Robert Duncan | October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Robots making human workers obsolete and artificially intelligent computers wreaking havoc on democratic debates are just some of the threats humanity faces in the increasingly digital future, Pope Francis said.

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For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

| Paige Hanley | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will highlight the important role of memory and storytelling across generations as a way to bring people together in a world marked by discord and division, the Vatican said.

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Woman says vow not to ‘deny Jesus’ was motivation in campus freedom fight

Woman says vow not to ‘deny Jesus’ was motivation in campus freedom fight

| Sam Lucero | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on Valentine’s Day.

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