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Vatican Releases Details for Pope Francis’ Trip to Turkey

The Holy Father will visit there from Nov. 28-30.

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Helen Hull Hitchcock: A Valiant Voice for Faith and Family

The founder of Women for Faith and Family and the editor of the Adoremus Bulletin died Oct. 20 at the age of 75.

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Archbishop Kurtz on the Synod: ‘Mercy Without Truth Is Not Mercy’

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops discusses key aspects of the just-concluded Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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What’s at Stake in 2014 Midterms: A More Pro-Life U.S. Senate, for One Thing

Pro-life advocates see gaining control of the Senate as key to advancing pro-life legislation and stopping the president from appointing pro-abortion judges.

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Human Rights Activists Tell Europe: Stand Up for Persecuted Christians

More than 200,000 people signed a petition urging European leaders to send ‘real help’ to persecuted religious minorities.

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Marriage Formation Can’t Stop at the Wedding, Says Catholic Couple

Former EWTN co-hosts John and Ashley Noronha said parishes need to provide formation after the vows for a husband and wife’s first steps and beyond.

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Synod Closes With Clearer Vision Than When It Opened

Some divisions persist over the synodal process and some of the final report’s content, but the second week of discussion at the Vatican produced greater consensus.

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Christian Ministers Told to Perform Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ or Face Jail

Officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ordered David and Evelyn Knapp to perform the ceremonies or face an array of legal punishments.

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Letting Christ — Not Confusion — Reign

COMMENTARY: Evaluating the Synod by Pope Francis’ Own Evangelical Principles

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