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Ireland's Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican 'defender of the weak' Watch

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Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid Italian Jews from the Nazis and went on to baptize the former head of the Gestapo in Rome, ... continue reading

Everyone is in debt to God's mercy, Pope Francis says Watch

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Showing and receiving God's mercy are central aspects of Christian life and everyone is in debt to God for the mercy he has already been ... continue reading

Primate of All Ireland calls for 'outpouring of works of mercy' on St. Patrick's Day Watch

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You are never alone, even in the isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Primate of All Ireland told the country's Catholics on St. ... continue reading

Learn St. Patrick's Prayer against Paganism

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This prayer of St. Patrick called "St. Patrick's Breast-Plate" was composed as he prepared for his most important battles against the ... continue reading

Scholar hopes Vatican archives will give 'fuller, transparent' picture of Pius XII Watch

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A researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum told CNA that she hopes the recent opening of the Pius XII archives in the ... continue reading

Amid coronavirus isolation, Catholics are united in Christ, Pope Francis says Watch

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As many Catholics are unable to attend Mass or gather because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis recalled the Church's spiritual ... continue reading

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Pope Francis: Humanity needs Christ's justice Watch

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Pope Francis said Wednesday Catholics must spread the Gospel to a world which hungers and thirsts for the justice of Jesus Christ. Vatican ... continue reading

Women deacons possible after 'Synodal Way,' says German bishops' chairman Watch

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The new chairman of the German bishops' conference has said that calling for the ordination of women could be a conclusion of the two-year ... continue reading

Pope urges priests to bring Eucharist to sick during Italy coronavirus quarantine Watch

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At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany medical workers, as Italy ... continue reading

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public Watch

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The Italian police closed St. Peter's Square Tuesday following the Italian government decree extending quarantine measures to all of Italy ... continue reading

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