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Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

World Catholic News - 3 hours 29 min ago
Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows.
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The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'

Vatican News - 7 hours 28 min ago
Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.
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United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:26
In response to the crisis in Dallas, the United States is developing a 30-person "quick-strike ...
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After 21 days, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan are Ebola free

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:33
The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan-the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States-is nearing the end of ...
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Supreme Court backs Texas' war on voter fraud

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:28
The U.S. Supreme Court has given Texas the go ahead for a law that requires voters in the state to show certain ...
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Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on the Synod on the Family: Duc in Altum

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:55
Christians today in most parts of the world find themselves in a world much like the one inhabited by the first ...
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Balance globalization with 'culture of inclusion,' Vatican entreats

Vatican News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:24
Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News).- In a message to Hindus celebrating the festival of Deepavali, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an invitation to foster a "culture of inclusion" in order to counter the divisive effects of globalization.  

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A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Vatican News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:41
Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 11:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.
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Pope beatifies Paul VI, 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

Vatican News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:57
Vatican City, Oct 19, 2014 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are "God's newness" both "in the Church and in the world."
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Church teaching on sexuality is simple, but not easy

Vatican News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:02
Vatican City, Oct 19, 2014 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.  
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Interreligious marriage: a look at the synod from India's perspective

Vatican News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:01
Vatican City, Oct 19, 2014 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While some countries face family issues such as divorce and polygamy, the synod's Indian participants have voiced concern for interreligious marriages, which pose pastoral concerns across Asia.
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Synod fathers laud 'miracle' of conjugal love in final message

Vatican News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:54
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 09:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In their message to the faithful, the synod fathers praised the life-giving love between a man and a woman, which despite many challenges,endures through the grace given by God in the sacrament of marriage.
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Hard winter looms for Iraq's 'betrayed' Christian refugees

World Catholic News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:45
Erbil, Iraq, Oct 18, 2014 / 05:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Despite efforts by northern Iraq's Catholic bishops to ensure that Christians and other refugees can survive the winter, housing shortages and a significant lack of financial support pose serious threats.

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Pope Francis' closing synod speech received with standing ovation

Vatican News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:15
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 05:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.
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A missionary Pope: Cardinal Etchegaray's memory of Paul VI

Vatican News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 04:57
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 04:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Paul VI was a missionary Pope who wished to bring the light of the Gospel all over the world, a cardinal who worked with the late Roman Pontiff, who will be beatified on Sunday, has recalled.
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Synod's final report shows nuance on homosexuality, remarriage

Vatican News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 04:38
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The synod's final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially regarding homosexual persons and the divorced and remarried.
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Meeting of Pope Francis, Vietnamese minister a key step in restoring ties

Vatican News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 03:49
Vatican City, Oct 18, 2014 / 03:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis met with Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung Saturday morning, which is a move seen as a important step in strengthening ties between the Vatican and Vietnam.
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(Video) Nina Pham's incredible goodbye will bring you to tears

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:38
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has released a video which shows the goodbye between Ebola-patient Nina Pham ...
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Synod small groups want more positivity, less ambiguity

Vatican News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:46
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2014 / 12:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The synod's small groups released their conclusions regarding the meeting's mid-term report on Thursday, calling for clarification of several phrases and a more positive look at the family in light of scripture.
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Amid criticism, Cardinal Marx supports synod's midterm report

Vatican News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:22
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2014 / 12:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Even though the Synod on the Family's midterm relatio was widely criticized by the bishops' small groups, Cardinal Reinhard Marx affirmed it only needs to be balanced, while speaking at Friday's synod press briefing.
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