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"Electing to Rape: Sexual Terror in Mugabe's Zimbabwe," is a grim 2009 report that includes the testimonies of 84 women. No one knows exactly how many women were raped in 2008, but estimates range from "hundreds and possibly thousands," according to the report.
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Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
There was a man of Zorah of the tribe of Dan, called Manoah. ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Be a sheltering rock for me, always accessible; you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:5-25
In the days of King Herod of Judaea there lived a priest called ... Read More

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December 19 Saint of the Day

St. Nemesius
December 19: Martyr of Egypt. He was burned alive in Alexandria, Egypt, ... Read More