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CNA/Michelle Bauman

Vatican Reorganizes the Mother Abbey of the Benedictines

Montecassino is one of the few remaining ‘territorial abbeys,’ independent of a diocese, in the world.

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CNA/Bohumil Petrik

Reproductive Health Care Pioneer Was Converted After Reading ‘Humanae Vitae’

One of the co-founders of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and the National Center for Women's Health in Omaha, Neb., was inspired after reading Paul VI’s encyclical on the regulation of birth.

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Trend of Cash Prizes Gives Big Boost for Modern Catholic Literature

The announcement of America magazine's $25,000 George W. Hunt award marks a major milestone in the effort to promote Catholic letters with money and recognition.

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CNA/Maria Lozano

Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to Raise $1 Million for Iraqi Christians

The Catholic apostolate La Filotea Productions is seeking to provide food, clean water, shelter, clothing, medical aid, and other basic necessities to the persecuted minorities in Iraq.

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CNA/Addie Mena

Hundreds Flock to U.S. Shrine to Celebrate First Memorial of St. John Paul II

A relic of St. John Paul II's blood, as well as a bloodstained piece of his cassock from the 1981 attempt on his life, are present for veneration at the shrine.

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Aid to the Church in Need.

Refugees, Displaced Take Center Stage at Middle East Consistory

‘We are suffering … we feel that we are isolated and that we are forgotten,’ said Patriarch Sako of Babylon.

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St. John Paul II: The Pope of Marriage and the Family


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Brazilian Presidential Candidates Downplay Religious and Social Issues

Incumbent Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aécio Neves shy from controversy, after a third candidate’s campaign collapsed following a flip-flop on same-sex ‘marriage.’

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