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SDG Reviews ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The latest Marvel movie is a rare summer spectacle that’s fun instead of grim.

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Global Religious-Freedom Report Falls Short, Critics Contend

Robert George, vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said, ‘The world is not a great place at the moment for religious liberty, and we need to be doing something.’

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U.S. Bishops Plead With U.S. Government to Help Iraqi Christians

The USCCB asked the federal government to enlist NGOs to give direct aid to Iraqi Christians, as France offers asylum to those fleeing the Islamic State.

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Weak Church Efforts Hurting Working-Class Marriage Rate

Religious groups need to figure out how to draw working-class and poor Americans into the fold and back to the marriage message, says the director of the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project.

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Archbishop Chaput Weighs Francis’ Message on Economic Justice

NEWS ANALYSIS: Philadelphia’s shepherd said, ‘When Francis thinks about economics, he thinks in terms of human suffering.’

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Court Allows 9/11 Cross to Remain in Memorial Museum

The Ground Zero symbol has a place in history, judges rule.

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U.S. Farmers and Business Leaders Share Expertise and Insight in East Africa

Catholic Relief Services is in its first year of administering USAID’s Farmer to Farmer program in the region.

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Ariz. Inmate’s Grueling Execution Called Preventable

Botched deaths by lethal injection are rising in the U.S. as states experiment with new drugs.

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‘Amazing Parish’ Movement Unites Clergy, Laity in Renewal

The movement seeks to provide resources for the lay faithful to help their pastors create a strong, vibrant and engaging parish life.

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