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Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

| Philippe Vaillancourt | September 30, 2016 | 5 Comments

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he has no intention to follow in the steps of his fellow Canadian bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in refusing funerals for those who asked to be euthanized.

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New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that can reconstruct a clear text from damaged, unreadable material.

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U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

| Dennis Sadowski | September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.N. Security Council has brought new attention to a 20-year-old treaty that would ban nuclear weapons testing, but still has not gone into effect.

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Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

| Tom Tracy | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida’s Cuban-American Catholic community and other Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28, a day before his private funeral.

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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| Carol Glatz | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula “on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea,” the Vatican spokesman confirmed.

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‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year, October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year’s theme is “Moved by Mercy.”

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Different reasons draw Catholics to venerate St. Padre Pio relic

Different reasons draw Catholics to venerate St. Padre Pio relic

| Mark Labbe | September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Virginia Fierro met St. Padre Pio back when she was 14 and still living in Italy, and on Sept. 21, she had the chance to venerate his heart in the Boston Archdiocese.

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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Ad campaign cites poll showing most Americans favor abortion restrictions

Ad campaign cites poll showing most Americans favor abortion restrictions

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

March for Life Action has launched a public awareness campaign through digital and television outlets saying that candidates running for public office who promise to expand women’s access to abortion “are out of touch with American voters.”

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Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

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Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

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