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Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

World Catholic News - 10 hours 8 min ago
Erbil, Iraq, Jan 29, 2015 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's Christian past.
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Coin collectors of the world eagerly line up to see 1822 Half Eagle at convention

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:26
One of the rarest coins in the U.S., the 1822 Half Eagle, originally worth only $5, will make its first public ...
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California's Kern County declares state of FISCAL EMERGENCY with plunging gas prices

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:58
Kern County, in central California, relies heavily on its petroleum industry for tax revenues. While motorists ...
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A society without fathers is a society of orphans, Pope Francis says

Vatican News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:41
Vatican City, Jan 28, 2015 / 08:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his general audience catechesis, Pope Francis turned to the role of fathers, saying that they play an irreplaceable role in family life, and their absence leaves children prey to false idols.
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Jesuit laments car bomb attack in Syria, scorns media silence

World Catholic News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:09
Homs, Syria, Jan 28, 2015 / 07:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- "Most of them were students at the university, young people who had not left the city. So what sort of message does this attack send out now? I believe they were deliberately targeted."
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Malawian bishops commit to new media in spreading the Gospel

World Catholic News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 05:04
Lilongwe, Malawi, Jan 28, 2015 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A national symposium of Catholic communicators set out to explore pathways in new media to build unity in Malawi and to connect people to the faith in the small southern African nation.
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Will the number of Italian dioceses be cut in the near future?

World Catholic News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:03
Rome, Italy, Jan 28, 2015 / 02:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A plan to reduce the number of Italian dioceses has been widely debated in the Italian bishops conference, and a first draft of the plan has reportedly already been given to the Congregation for Bishops and has undergone some adjustments.
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Beyond the digital, into the heart: a Vatican take on communication

Vatican News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 03:01
Vatican City, Jan 28, 2015 / 02:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just phones and internet – and that dialogue is an interpersonal encounter we learn even from our mother's womb.
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Georgian Orthodox priest honored for bravery in ferry accident

World Catholic News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 09:02
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan 27, 2015 / 08:02 pm (EWTN News).- A priest of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Fr. Ilia Kartozia, has received a posthumous award for his bravery and sacrifice during a ferry accident in the Adriatic Sea last month.  
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Wondering what to give up for Lent? Try indifference, Pope says

Vatican News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:36
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2015 / 07:36 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The "globalization of indifference" was at the heart of Pope Francis' Lenten message, in which he urged faithful to fight individualism with merciful hearts that are more attentive to the needs of others.
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Could terrorists attempt to attack the White House with a drone? Crash sparks debate over future use of drones in war

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:20
A two-foot-long, four propeller drone crashed onto the White House grounds yesterday, raising troubling ...
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Blessed Odoardo Focherini, the father of seven who saved 100 Jewish lives

World Catholic News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:01
Rome, Italy, Jan 27, 2015 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Pope Francis tweeted Jan. 27 to observe the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is worth remembering Bl. Odoardo Focherini, who died a martyr to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution.
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Pope Francis asks, Do you discern God's will before making a decision?

Vatican News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:19
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2015 / 06:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Mass on Tuesday to the theme of obeying God's will, saying a Christian should have a heart like Mary, who was open and obedient to all that God asked of her.
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The Thrill of the Chaste: Matt C. Abbott Interviews Dawn Eden

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:57
Being a member of the Mystical Body of Christ, and receiving Jesus' own Body and Blood in the ...
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Catholics in Australia support Pope Francis' action against human trafficking

World Catholic News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 05:08
Canberra, Australia, Jan 27, 2015 / 04:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Australia's bishops and religious have joined the global call of Pope Francis to mark Feb. 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as the world day of prayer, reflection, and action against human trafficking.
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A visit to Naples, Pompeii on Pope Francis' slate for March

Vatican News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 03:36
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' liturgical schedule from now until Easter has been released – and it includes the creation of new cardinals and a daylong pastoral visit to Italian cities of Naples and Pompeii.
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Cardinal praises Catholics in Vietnam for their witness to the faith

World Catholic News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 03:03
Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded the efforts of the Catholic community in Vietnam during his pastoral visit last week and encouraged them in the path of mission.
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GOP teams up with Israeli prime minister to forcefully override Obama's Iran policy

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:27
House Speaker John Boehner is seeking to enlist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a ...
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Should the West take on Nigeria's terrorists? Bishops say yes

World Catholic News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:02
Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 26, 2015 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid from Western governments, as well as solidarity and prayer from around the world.
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Women are irreplaceable in passing on the faith, Pope says

Vatican News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:12
Vatican City, Jan 26, 2015 / 04:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Women in the family have a crucial role in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next, said Pope Francis during morning Mass for the feast of saints Timothy and Titus.
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