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Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years

Pope Francis Asks the Faithful to Accompany World Youth Day in Prayer

The international youth event, starting Tuesday in Krakow, Poland, is meant ‘to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, through the intercession of St. John Paul II.’

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Munich Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis Pray for Victims of Deadly Shooting

Benedict XVI ‘prays for the innocent victims and expresses condolences and closeness to the families.’ Francis said: ‘I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded. I invite you to join in my prayer, in order that the Lord may inspire all good and fraternal resolutions.’

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What’s Underneath the Vatican Power Struggle Over Economic Reforms

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cardinal George Pell’s Secretariat of the Economy has had its wings clipped in recent weeks, in terms of its authority to oversee the Vatican’s financial operations.

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St. Sharbel: ‘Wonder-Worker,’ Hermit and Saint

Family Matters: Catholic Living

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Lord’s Prayer: Being, Not Doing

User's Guide to Sunday, July 24

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Moral Leadership in Action: All Lives Really Do Matter

COMMENTARY: The shepherd of the Diocese of Belleville, Ill., says that, ‘in a time of the breakdown of a sense of togetherness among people, there is an acute need for a new authenticity.’

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Catholic Novel Tells the Tale of Two Orphans — and the Beauty of Redemption

Book Pick: We’ll Never Tell Them

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John Paul II’s Advice on Using Media Well

The kind of media that improves us is the kind that is worth consuming.

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How Do the Parties’ Platforms Help or Hurt the Family, in America and Beyond?

COMMENTARY: Examining Republicans, Democrats and the politics of the domestic church.

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SDG Reviews ‘Star Trek Beyond’

It’s still ‘Trek Lite,’ but the rebooted series’s third film avoids the darkness of the first two films and manages to evoke something of the franchise’s trademark optimism — along with its own gonzo action.

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Iraqi Youth Bring Faith-Filled Witness to World Youth Day

‘We are so happy and proud to be Christians,’ says Father Rayan Atto, who is in charge of coordinating the large group traveling to Krakow.

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St. Mary Magdalene: A Symbol of Hope and Mercy

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis has given Mary Magdalene a canonical rank equivalent to that of the apostles.

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In Wake of Pennsylvania Charges, Abuse Spotlight Falls on Religious Orders

U.S.-based orders have undertaken widespread reforms, but criminal charges filed against three Franciscan friars for alleged supervisory failures of a known child molester indicate problems remain.

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