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International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares

International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares Watch

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Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò met with Pope Francis last week. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, ...

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

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By Deacon F.K. Bartels

When God Incarnate entered into our created world, he sanctified humankind and the labor in which men engage in order to shape creation. It is in ...

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other'

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other' Watch

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Pope Francis, addressing more than 12,000 people that had gathered for the pope's catechesis and blessing, touched upon a common human trait that ...

Challenging the just war theory

Challenging the just war theory

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By Tony Magliano

Is there such a thing as a just war? Can the massive death and destruction of armed conflict ever be morally justified by followers of the Prince of ...

How much power do you really have? More than you think!

How much power do you really have? More than you think!

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Earlier this year, representatives from Catholic Team Global donated a batch of XO Tablets to a humble Catholic school. Now, Catholic Team Global is ...

St Augustine Teaches Us How to Read the Bible

St Augustine Teaches Us How to Read the Bible Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Bible is not some-thing, but reveals Some-One. In the words of St. Paul to Timothy, all Scripture is inspired by God. (2 Tim. 3:16) The Greek ...

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

One of the greatest joys in this later chapter of my life is an unexpected gift, his name is Noah. He is my grandson. He calls me Poppi. He is ...

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

A priest friend once reminded me that not ALL the Pharisees were so blinded by their self-righteousness that they failed to recognize that the ...

What every catechist needs but few have

What every catechist needs but few have

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If you're a catechist, then you're aware of the importance of your role. You provide the core of Catholic education to our youth and adults who are ...

DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS: Up to 50 Iraqi Christian refugees sleeping in areas the size of bedroom

DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS: Up to 50 Iraqi Christian refugees sleeping in areas the size of bedroom Watch

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Mattresses scattered around church altars. Up to 50 people sleeping in areas the size of a single bedroom. Church grounds dotted with makeshift ...

Pope Francis briefed by envoy about deteriorating situation in Iraq

Pope Francis briefed by envoy about deteriorating situation in Iraq Watch

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Back from a fact-finding mission on the deteriorating and ever worsening situation in Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni said that Pope Francis "was ...

What Pope Francis said to make millions think again about abortion

What Pope Francis said to make millions think again about abortion Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

When Francis began his service from the chair of Peter, much hoopla filled the media about some alleged softening in the opposition of the Catholic ...

Will Suffering, Struggle, Failure and Pain Make us Bitter or Better?

Will Suffering, Struggle, Failure and Pain Make us Bitter or Better? Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

St. Paul was an extraordinary man and an extraordinary Christian. An Apostle, raised up out of the ordinary course, he accomplished great things ...

Add a note of sophistication to your home with mood lighting

Add a note of sophistication to your home with mood lighting Watch

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An environment with full, bright lighting is good for entertaining and workaday activities. However, in order to bring a feeling of relaxation ...

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Church is a seed, sign and beginning of the kingdom, making the kingdom present in a world which is wounded by the effects of sin but waiting ...

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor'

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor' Watch

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Answering a wide array of questions, which included the proper response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by ...

Friendly overtures to Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) met with mixed response

Friendly overtures to Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) met with mixed response Watch

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The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, or LCWR is comprised of Catholic women religious who are leaders of their orders in the United ...

POPE IN SOUTH KOREA: 'Peace is not simply the absence of war, but the work of justice'

POPE IN SOUTH KOREA: 'Peace is not simply the absence of war, but the work of justice' Watch

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Pope Francis, in his first trip to Asia, addressed South Korean political and civic leaders and encouraged them to stay on a steady course ...

The Assumption or Dormition of the Mother of the Lord: What Does It Mean?

The Assumption or Dormition of the Mother of the Lord: What Does It Mean? Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This event is a part of the naturally supernatural  progression in the life of the Blessed Virgin of Nazareth. Her Yes, her Fiat of surrendered ...

The Assumption: The Virgin Mary goes before us in the Order of Grace

The Assumption: The Virgin Mary goes before us in the Order of Grace Watch

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children ...

Pope Francis sends greeting to Chinese president en route to South Korean trip

Pope Francis sends greeting to Chinese president en route to South Korean trip Watch

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On his way to South Korea, Pope Francis bid China a friendly greeting. "Upon entering Chinese air space, I extend best wishes to your Excellency ...

Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

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By Tony Magliano

The heart wrenching tragedies throughout the Middle East are not the United States' fault, that is, at least not entirely.

Pope Francis Calls for Prayers and Action

Pope Francis Calls for Prayers and Action Watch

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By Joseph J. Klock

In a series of tweets over recent days, Pope Francis has raised an alarm to the international community pleading for us to protect and pray for "all ...

Living Faith: Overcoming Pride and Opposition from the Good Through Prayer

Living Faith: Overcoming Pride and Opposition from the Good Through Prayer Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

As I reflect on the Gospel, I am made mindful once again of my proclivity to such fickle behavior. Without the grace of God, I can all too easily ...

Fear is Useless! As The World Shakes, Christians Offer an Unshakeable Kingdom

Fear is Useless! As The World Shakes, Christians Offer an Unshakeable Kingdom Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

It seems like we are being bombarded with news of catastrophes, crises wars, bloodshed and calamities on a daily basis. As a writer, preacher and ...

In a New Rome, Let us Imitate the Deacon Named Lawrence through Whom All of Rome Became Christian

In a New Rome, Let us Imitate the Deacon Named Lawrence through Whom All of Rome Became Christian Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On August 10 in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar we usually commemorate the Deacon named Lawrence. Because of the secular calendar, the day ...

Cardinal sent to war-torn Iraq to meet with displaced Christians

Cardinal sent to war-torn Iraq to meet with displaced Christians Watch

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In response to the widespread slaughter of Christians in Iraq by Islamic State, Cardinal Fernando Filoni has been requested by Pope Francis to ...

The Catholic Pop Quiz! What's on your nightstand?

The Catholic Pop Quiz! What's on your nightstand?

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We have a treat for you! With official books approved by the Church, you can make some wonderful acquisitions for your library today, and we're here ...