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The Coming Ideological Use and Abuse of a United Nations Committee?

For the past several days in the Eternal City, I’ve watched as people with varying degrees of interest and devotion stream in and out of St. Peter’s Square. The pope fascinates them by joy, by beauty. Whether or not all realize that Christ and Church…

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‘El Papa Viajero,’ The Pope That Traveled All The Way To Our Hearts

El Papa Viajero, or the traveling Pope, Juan Pablo II, will be canonized in Rome on April 27th. Shortly after his election in 1978, he embarked on the first of 104 foreign trips, in which he logged more than 725,000 miles. Some of the largest…

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Papal canonizations a lesson in subtle art of Catholic politics

When the late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints on Sunday, the Vatican ceremony will be both a spiritual event for Roman Catholicism and a lesson in the subtle politics of the world’s largest church. Most of the world’s 1.2 billion…

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Ads bring Church’s message to mainstream NY radio

Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it. “This is an incredible opportunity to have listeners on a secular news radio…

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U.N. Overreach

Pope Francis, your honeymoon with the Western press is over. Of course, media accolades and praise were never his motivation. In fact, he has directly warned against the cult of celebrity, which is in danger of missing the point: the Gospel of Christ that he…

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Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares…

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Former president ‘grossly misunderstands’ Catholic teaching

Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prominent Catholic laywomen have responded to recent statements by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, saying he lacks understanding of the Church and of the nature of service. While talking to various media outlets, Carter has…

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Christians should buy tickets to ‘Noah’

Christians may be tempted to skip or even object to the forthcoming movie Noah over controversies ginned up by those who have not seen the movie. But before you rush to join the Noah haters, consider the beautiful story of how the film came to…

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The Pope, The President: Obama, Fading Rock Star, Meets With Icon On The Rise

The meeting Thursday between President Barack Obama and Pope Francis will bring together two masters of charisma – two men who have blazed trails. The man who became the first African-American to be president of the United States will sit down with the Argentinian man…

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Pope Francis raises abortion, religious liberty in candid meeting with Obama

In their first face-to-face meeting, Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church’s concerns with President Barack Obama’s policies on abortion, conscience rights, and freedom of religion. A source familiar with the talks told LifeSiteNews that the Vatican press release on the meeting was “remarkably forthright” in…

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