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Pope Francis: ‘How Many Stephens There Are in the World!’

‘The true history of the Church is that of the saints and the martyrs,’ the Holy Father said at daily Mass on April 21, reflecting on the persecution of Christians.

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Longtime MLB Scout Honored to Be Catholic

Convert Carl Loewenstine is thoroughly appreciative of Church’s spiritual treasures.

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Echoes of Lepanto: Nigerian Bishop Says Rosary Will Bring Down Boko Haram

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme says he is being driven by a God-given mandate to lead others in praying the Rosary until the extremist group disappears.

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New Report: Confirmed Catholic Priest Abuse Allegations in Single Digits for 2014

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, said, ‘It is my hope and prayer that … the Church will help model ways of addressing and bringing to light the darkness and evil of abuse wherever it exists.’

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CRS Is ‘in Deliberations’ Regarding Vice President in Same-Sex Civil Marriage

A communications official with Catholic Relief Services confirmed news reports about the marital status of Rick Estridge, its vice president of overseas finance.

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U.S. Bishops: New International Religious-Freedom Bill ‘an Important First Step’

The bill, which aims to fight terrorism and promote security, passed the U.S. House Subcommittee for Global Human Rights on Thursday.

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SF Pastor’s Altar-Boy Policy Fuels Ire Against Archbishop Cordileone

NEWS ANALYSIS: A full-page newspaper ad signed by 100 local Catholics calls for the ouster of the archbishop and tags Father Joseph Illo and his boys-only altar-server program as part of the problem.

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Confronting Evil at Its Diabolical Core

Exorcists discussed the devil and his wiles at a conference in Rome.

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Ankawa Bomb Attack Strikes Anxiety in Refugees With Nowhere Else to Go

Ankawa is a Christian city where more than 70,000 Christians fled after their villages came under attack by the Islamic State last June.

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