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A Priest’s Powerful Impact on The New York Times’ David Brooks

In an interview with Catholic News Agency, the best-selling author recounts how the example of Msgr. Ray East contributed to his latest book, The Road to Character.

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The Missionaries of Charity’s Corporal Works of Mercy in the Himalayas

During the same week that reports circulated about Blessed Mother Teresa’s possible canonization, members of her congregation witnessed to her inspiration in earthquake-battered Nepal.

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Is Islam a Religion of War or Peace? Both — and Muslims Must Decide Its Direction, Priest Says

Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir wrote May 15 that Islam must undergo a radical reform to the internal reading of its history.

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Is Economic Growth the Enemy of Saving the Environment? These Catholics Say No

In an international forum on economic growth and environmental sustainability, Catholic leaders and experts in the field argued that, rather than being opposed, the two go hand in hand and can lead to greater prosperity.

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Aleppo’s Archbishop Calls in a Debt U.S. Christians Can Never Repay

In this interview, the Melkite archbishop of Aleppo recounts that Syria converted St. Paul and asks for Christian solidarity to keep the 2,000-year-old local Church’s presence alive with the Build to Stay movement.

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Pope to Parents: You Are Responsible for Educating Your Children

At May 20 audience, he stressed that educating and raising children in the human values that form the “backbone” of a healthy society is a responsibility that each family has.

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‘Beauty in Evangelization’

Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 conference in New York will attempt to revitalize authentic renewal.

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St. Louis Archdiocese Embraces the ‘Dynamic Catholic’ Challenge

The first-of-its-kind, diocesan-wide evangelization plan is based on author Matthew Kelly’s writing and institute.

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Death Penalty for the Boston Bomber: How Should Catholics Respond?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentence was a legitimate use of state authority, according to a moral theologian in the nation’s capital, even if Catholics may disagree with it.

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Converted by Love, Not Ideology: Archbishop Gomez Reflects on Dorothy Day

While it remains to be seen whether the Church will declare Day a saint — she is currently recognized as a servant of God — the archbishop of Los Angeles said that her life makes him want to be a saint.

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