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Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip's import, Pope reflects

Vatican News - 4 hours 53 min ago
Vatican City, Aug 20, 2014 / 09:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.
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On the Memorial of St. Bernard: Lord, Send Us Monks for This New Missionary Age!

Catholic.Org U.S. News - 6 hours 1 min ago
Even though he was regularly summoned to leave the monastery by the needs of Church and State, Bernard was above ...
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Franciscan friars in Pakistan celebrate 75 years of mission

World Catholic News - 11 hours 11 min ago
Karachi, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola, an important observance in their tradition.
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So this is where school money goes?!

Catholic.Org U.S. News - 12 hours 50 min ago
Non-teacher employees make up 50% of public school employees, a number which has grown 130% since 1970, a new ...
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Romney weighs in: Obama is doing 'a good deal worse than even I expected'

Catholic.Org U.S. News - 14 hours 5 min ago
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney made quite a scene as he attended a West Virginia rally for three ...
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Money is NOT the Root of Evil. Learning to Live Evangelical Simplicity in an Age of Idolatry

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:37
Learning to live in evangelical Simplicity strips away what impedes love. In finding our proper relationship to ...
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STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen'

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:12
Calling it "potentially was the stupidest thing I've seen, I think, in my entire ...
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South Korean ambassador hopes papal visit will foster peace

World Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:47
Madrid, Spain, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:47 pm (EWTN News).- South Korea's ambassador to Spain, Park Hee-Kwon, said on Monday that he hopes Pope Francis' visit and message will foster peace and reconciliation between the two Koreas.

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Persecution: W. W. Bridal Shop Forced Out of Business Because the Owners Are Faithful Christians

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:58
In the first two centuries of Christianity, as the early Christians sought to serve in the broader Roman society ...
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Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

World Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:17
Erbil, Iraq, Aug 19, 2014 / 07:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.
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New Ukrainian Orthodox primate to face questions of independence

World Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:02
Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, Ukraine's eastern neighbor with which it is in conflict, analysts say.
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Thai families gather for fellowship, discussion of challenges

World Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:04
Chiang Mai, Aug 19, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a weekend of community building and reflection on the Gospel.
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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Vatican News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:02
Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.
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Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Vatican News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:00
Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 01:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.
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Obama denounced as 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:07
Denouncing U.S. President Barack Obama as "the greatest enemy of press freedom in a ...
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Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Vatican News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:27
Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 12:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis supports military international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.
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Rick Perry on potential indictment: 'I stood up for the rule of law'

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:21
On an August 17 interview with "Fox News Sunday" Texas Governor Rick Perry insists that a ...
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Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Vatican News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:03
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 18, 2014 / 01:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words on poverty and the witness of the martyrs were particularly impactful.
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SOBERING THOUGHT: Only 11 nations on Earth NOT at war currently

Catholic.Org U.S. News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:31
The news has been bleak as of late: A standoff in Ukraine, shelling in Gaza and Islamic State making a hash of ...
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Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

World Catholic News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:51
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 11:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis' historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded a plane back to Rome Aug. 18.

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