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Vatican Reiterates That Cremation Permissible Under Certain Restrictions, Scattering Ashes Forbidden

Ad Resurgendum Cum Christo (To Rise With Christ), published Oct. 25, states that the Church ‘continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased.’ And the ‘ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place,’ such as in a cemetery or church.

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Apostolate Takes God’s Divine Mercy to the Dying

Catholic end-of-life care called the antidote to physician-assisted suicide. One Denver ministry shows how.

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Christian Girls Who Hid From ISIS: Blessed Mother Helped Us

‘When ISIS entered our room, they didn’t see us, (and) we feel that the Virgin Mary closed their eyes from seeing us,’ one young woman recalled.

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Obamacare on the Ropes as Election Nears

Neither presidential candidate has a favorable view of the current health insurance system, but Donald Trump promises to abolish it, whereas Hillary Clinton says it can be constructively reformed.

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Saints of Mercy

7 Loving Lessons for the Jubilee Year

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‘Blessed’ Sanctity

Tales of Three Holy Lives on the Highway to Sainthood

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A Remedy for Spiritual Pride

User's Guide to Sunday, Oct. 23

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Stain of Secularism

Book Pick: Beyond Radical Secularism

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Devotion to Polish Pope in the Golden State

California’s Shrine of St. John Paul II

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‘After the Fall’ Study Highlights Catholic Concerns With Common Core

Authored by prominent Catholic scholars, the paper argues that the federal standards are ‘incompatible’ with Catholic education.

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Polls: Most Latino Catholics Lean Democrat

According to Pew Research, Latinos, as do most Catholic voters, have doubts about the Republican candidate’s commitment to pro-life issues and other areas identified by the U.S. bishops as being of paramount concern.

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Pope Francis and the Conclave: Cardinals, Continuity and Innovation

COMMENTARY: These are the keys to the consistory of 2016.

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Vatican and Islamic University to Officially Resume Dialogue

In an Oct. 21 communique, the Vatican said the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, will be heading back to Cairo for an Oct. 23 meeting with a delegation from Al-Azhar.

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