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Iraqi Priests Protect Historic Christian Writings From Islamic State

Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel rescued 1,300 manuscripts from Mosul last summer, as it was being overrun by the Islamist militants.

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Laywomen Launch Eucharistic Adoration Novena for the Synod

Developed by Rome-based writers Christine McCarthy and Diane Montagna, the novena will take place on the first Thursdays of nine consecutive months, beginning Feb. 5.

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Bishops Praise Supreme Court Examination of Death-Penalty Protocols

They hope the review ‘will lead to the recognition that institutionalized practices of violence against any person erode reverence for the sanctity of every human life.’

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Measles Are Making a Comeback, So What Does the Church Teach About Vaccines?

In December, people at Disneyland were exposed to the measles virus, setting off a chain of infections that has now reached at least 87 people in seven states and Mexico.

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Seeking an End to the ‘Scandalous Disunity’ Between East and West

Robert Moynihan was inspired by St. John Paul II to create the Urbi et Orbi Foundation.

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Who’s Entering Religious Life These Days?

A new study offers insight into the potential impact of vocational programs, Catholic schools and encouragement in discerning.

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New Focus on Catholic Identity at San Francisco High Schools

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, inspired by an assessment of U.S. seminaries, concluded that a similar study could help boost the Catholic identity of the 14 high schools under his jurisdiction.

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Pope Addresses ‘Fatherhood Crisis,’ Reminding Men That Children Need Guidance

The Holy Father encouraged fathers to spend time with their children on Jan. 28.

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