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St. Januarius' blood liquifies in Naples

The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th century.

The blood was declared to have turned from solid to liquid at 10:02 am in the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary Sept. 19, the feast of St. Januarius.

19 Sep 2020
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Mike Pompeo: Holy See's moral witness needed in China

Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the “moral witness” of the Vatican in support of religious believers is sorely needed.

19 Sep 2020
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Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy

After controversy surrounding the film “Cuties,” Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported.

19 Sep 2020
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Free the Mass! A Call to Spiritual Arms for the Right to Worship

“Free the Mass” — that’s the rallying cry that was broadcast in mid-September by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, as he marshaled his flock in opposition to the unjust restrictions against celebration of Catholicism’s central sacrament that his city’s mayor has imposed.

19 Sep 2020
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Why Abortion Is Different From Other Issues

There are many issues that Catholics should be concerned about, but that does not mean that some issues are not more pressing than other ones.

By Michael Warsaw

18 Sep 2020
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The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

18 Sep 2020
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Italian bishops' conference newspaper defends Netflix's 'Cuties'

According to L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, those who have criticized the controversial French movie "Cuties," released by Netflix last week "have not seen it or have really limited themselves to the poster.

18 Sep 2020
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German Catholic bishop dismisses cardinal’s fear that ‘Synodal Way’ could lead to split

The president of the German bishops’ conference dismissed Friday suggestions that the controversial “Synodal Way” could lead to a split in the Church.

18 Sep 2020
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Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society

The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a "major and historic defeat for all of Spain, for Spanish society."

18 Sep 2020
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Young Catholic who greeted Benedict XVI in Britain becomes a priest

Paschal Uche woke up early on the morning of Sept. 18, 2010, a day that would change his life. He needed to set off in good time in order to pass through security at the event he was attending in central London.

18 Sep 2020
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How did we get the Bible?

Catechism of the Catholic Church

18 Sep 2020
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Faith and Fairy Stories

A world without the truths that fairy tales evoke would be a much poorer world.

By Joseph Pearce

18 Sep 2020