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Desecration of the Church of the Transfiguration Prompts Outcry

Unknown burglars robbed the church Oct. 24. They destroyed the tabernacle, desecrated the Hosts and stole the ciborium after throwing the Hosts on the floor.

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Encountering the Lord’s Mercy in the Footsteps of John the Baptist

A Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Jordan.

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Pope Francis: When We Welcome the Stranger, We Welcome Christ

In Oct. 26 audience on Matthew 25:35-36, the Holy Father noted the need for Christians to help migrants, the homeless, the unemployed, trafficking victims and anyone discriminated against because of race or faith.

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82-Year-Old Priest Attacked, Robbed Outside Kansas City Church

Father Tom Kearns is in the hospital recovering from an attack outside of Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

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40 Days for Life Hits the Road for the Unborn

Bus tour covers 50 states in 40 days.

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Can a New Province for Christians Become a Post-ISIS Reality in Iraq?

The liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain is under way, but obstacles remain to the creation of a national safe haven.

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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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Election 2016: U.S. Bishops on Voting

Thoughts from our shepherds, plus a prayer asking the intercession of the Blessed Mother, as Election Day nears.

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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

As Pope Francis has said, “A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” Seven special saints did just that.

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‘Blessed’ Sanctity: Tales of Three Holy Lives on the Highway to Sainthood

The goodness of Matthew Carrieri, Notker the Stammerer and Margaret of Castello.

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