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RNS Blogger ‘Inventing Own Reality,’ Says Philadelphia Archdiocesan Spokesman

A Religion News Service blog post by Mark Silk, claiming that Archbishop Chaput and Pope Francis disagree about the death penalty, has been dismissed as ‘ridiculous.’

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Pope Francis: The Devil Is No Myth —and We Must Fight Him

The Holy Father told the gathering for his Thursday Mass that no spiritual or Christian life is possible without the need to resist temptation.

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For Terminally Ill Seminarian, Life with Suffering Retains Dignity

Philip Johnson says that like Brittany Maynard, he does not want to die of cancer, but he remains committed to life.

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Bishop: Families Need Contact With the Consecrated Life

As the Year of Consecrated Life begins, getting families closely involved with consecrated men and women is key to nurturing future vocations.

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Pope Francis: Fighting for the Poor Doesn’t Make Me Communist, It Makes Me Catholic

The Holy Father said the world has forgotten God and so become ‘an orphan’ because it has turned away from him.

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Archbishop Aquila: Media Missed Message of Joy at Synod

The shepherd of the Archdiocese of Denver said in his newspaper column that ‘the media never reported on the strong witness given to marriage and the stories of the joy that comes from living out the Church’s teaching. They didn’t fit the media narrative.’

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Philadelphia Priest Placed on Immediate Leave Following Arrest

In a statement, the archdiocese said that there had been no prior indication that the priest was involved in any illicit and illegal activity.

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Can Death Be Beautiful? A Response to Brittany Maynard


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