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St. Ephrem the Deacon, and other Saintly Deacons

There are many deacons who have left their imprint on both the Church and the world.

By Kevin Di Camilo

04 Jul 2020
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Cardinal says it is time to rebuild, as economic crisis hits northern Italy

A cardinal in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources.

04 Jul 2020
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European bishops call for EU support of persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the European Union. 

04 Jul 2020
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What are the three theological virtues?

Catechism of the Catholic Church

03 Jul 2020
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Catholic bishop: bill changes would leave UK with ‘most extreme abortion legislation in Europe’

An English bishop has urged Catholics to resist a new push to strip away protections for unborn children that would “leave the U.K. with the most extreme abortion legislation in Europe.” 

02 Jul 2020
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Blessed Lolo: The First, and So Far Only, Journalist to be Beatified

“Illness was the cause of his sanctification; suffering was his chair.”

By K.V. Turley

02 Jul 2020
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Benedict XVI’s brother Georg Ratzinger has died

Benedict XVI’s older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus' visit.

02 Jul 2020
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Analysis: As Archbishop Viganò denounces Vatican II, the Vatican is not speaking

When Archbishop Carlo Viganò made headlines in August 2018, it was for a sweeping open letter that accused Church officials of complicity and cover-up in the scandal surrounding sexual abuser Theodore McCarrick.

02 Jul 2020
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened its doors Wednesday.

02 Jul 2020
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Sex, Nonsense and Shakespeare

Any attempt to mold Shakespeare into the image of “our own deplorable epoch” is ridiculously absurd.

02 Jul 2020
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St. Junípero Serra is a Great American Hero

“Everything he did, from the time he was a boy, was to promote the Catholic Church.”

By Jim Graves

02 Jul 2020
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The Blood of St. Oliver Plunkett is the Seed of the Church in Ireland

Irish Catholics will increasingly need the courage, wisdom and perseverance of martyrs like St. Oliver Plunkett to spread the faith in a society hostile to the Gospel.

By Tracey Harkin

02 Jul 2020