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A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:46
Blistered feet and filthy, blood-stained skin is the forlorn image of immigrants preparing to cross the border. ...
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Pope warns against sterile egoism rooted in a desire for power

Vatican News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:38
Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 11:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in his homily at Mass on Friday, saying this attitude renders our lives sterile and prevents the Church from bearing fruit.
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Pope Francis, the real architect behind the U.S.-Cuban thaw

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:28
The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba took the world by surprise, but perhaps one man was not as shocked ...
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Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

World Catholic News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:35
Arua, Uganda, Dec 19, 2014 / 10:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving "voice to the voiceless" in regions of conflict and suffering.

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Looking forward to your tax refund this year? Don't hold your breath. The IRS suffers after extreme budget cuts.

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:31
Heavily stricken with budget cuts and new tax-related laws, the IRS considers implementing its own temporary shutdown.
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A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's Square

Vatican News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:05
Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 07:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of "light, hope and love" for the world.
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Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

World Catholic News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:08
New Delhi, India, Dec 19, 2014 / 06:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The rise in attacks by Hindu radicals against members of minority religions in India, primarily Christians and Muslims, is drawing concern across the country, with many calling for more concrete government action.
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Fr Lombardi's 'Ten Commandments' for Catholic communications

World Catholic News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:01
Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2014 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- "To communicate is to unify" is the first of the "Ten Words of Communication" that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, described in a lecture given Nov. 24 at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
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Vatican communications committee advances path of reforms

Vatican News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:03
Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 02:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican's committee on communications has finished its third round of visits to Vatican media branches, and will likely discuss the outcomes of the visits in their next meeting, due to take place in January.
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Boko Haram suspected in reported kidnapping of 200

World Catholic News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:52
Abuja, Nigeria, Dec 19, 2014 / 01:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nigerian gunmen suspected to be with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly killed 35 people and kidnapped about 200 young men, women and children in northeast Nigeria on Sunday.
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OBAMACARE DOES NOT WORK! Vermont gives up free healthcare plan as too expensive

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:16
Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, announced that he was canceling his longtime dream to create a ...
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A 'bullying' move? UK midwife abortion ruling sparks outcry

World Catholic News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:14
London, England, Dec 18, 2014 / 07:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that midwives in charge of delivery wards are not exempt from assisting in the procurement of abortions – prompting warnings that the decision will have significant consequences for medical personnel opposed to the procedure.
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Cuba, US: how the Holy See was behind the scene for 50 years

Vatican News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:02
Vatican City, Dec 18, 2014 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The announcement that the US and Cuba will enjoy warmer relations follows more than 50 years of Vatican diplomacy, which was ramped up by St. John Paul II during his 1984 visit to nearby Puerto Rico.
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In Central African Republic, Catholics reach out to Muslim ex-rebels

World Catholic News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:01
Bangui, Central African Republic, Dec 18, 2014 / 06:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic continues to work for peace and reconciliation within the country, with its leading bishop visiting and reaching out to displaced Muslims.
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The disgusting new fact of American life: More than 46 million Americans on food stamps for 37 straight month

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:49
It is self-evident that President Obama continues to undermine the abilities of the lower class, enforcing ...
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Faith in the United States' race relations hits a strikingly low point after no indictment verdicts

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:54
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Those are the words of Martin Luther ...
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The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:50
The passing on of this complete fabrication, as well as the embellishment which accompanied it, were not simply ...
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Tea and cake for Pope Francis as he celebrates 78th birthday

Vatican News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:45
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Shouts of "Tanti auguri" – or, "Happy Birthday!" – filled St. Peter's Square Wednesday morning as Pope Francis circled around throngs of pilgrims on his popemobile during the weekly general audience.
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Why is he so upset? Because of the secret Republican time bomb in the government funding bill

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
The Senate has approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed to fund nearly the whole of the federal government ...
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An Advent gift: God's mercy in the confessional, cardinal says

Vatican News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:02
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the "miracle" of confession and how we should approach the sacrament with "full freedom," a Vatican cardinal says.
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