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Kaine’s Conscience and His Party’s Hard Line on Abortion

EDITORIAL: The implications of the Democratic vice-presidential nominee’s embrace of his party’s radical pro-abortion agenda, for the nation and for his own Catholic faith.

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Polish ‘Righteous Among Nations’ Join Pope in Mournful Remembrance at Birkenau

The Holy Father prayed in the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was held captive and eventually died in place of another prisoner.

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Pope Francis at WYD Way of the Cross: Jesus Suffers With Those Who Suffer

‘The Way of the Cross alone defeats sin, evil and death, for it leads to the radiant light of Christ’s resurrection and opens the horizons of a new and fuller life. It is the way of hope, the way of the future,” the Pope said on July 29, adding, ‘And I would like you to be sowers of hope.’

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Pope Visits Sick Children at Krakow Hospital

Francis expressed his solidarity with the sick and lauded the hospital in its caring for ‘the smallest and most needy.’

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SDG Reviews ‘Jason Bourne’

Matt Damon is back, but the thrill is gone in the latest installment of series about an amnesiac former CIA black-ops assassin.

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Papal Prayer at Auschwitz: ‘Lord, Forgiveness for So Much Cruelty!’

Pope Francis paid a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on Friday, where he prayed in silence and then wrote a prayer in the ‘Memory Book.’

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Pope Francis Prays for the ‘Gift of Tears’ at Auschwitz

The Holy Father is making a personal pilgrimage to the notorious Nazi death camps, where more than a million Jews and others were murdered with assembly-line efficiency.

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Mike Pence's Spiritual Wanderings Should Be a Wake-Up Call to Catholics

COMMENTARY: In the 21st-century West, God has no grandchildren. Faith is not simply inherited, but personally chosen. Therefore, cultural Catholicism by itself is dead as a retention strategy.

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Poland Prepped to Keep World Youth Day Secure

Poland doesn’t appear to be a leading target for Islamist terrorists, but recent attacks elsewhere in Europe and ISIS’ known hostility to the Pope and to ‘crusader’ countries have generated concerns.

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Become Spokesmen for God by Embracing Your ‘Littleness,’ Pope Francis Says at WYD

The Holy Father gave his homily at Poland’s most famous Marian shrine at the Jasna Góra monastery in Czestochowa.

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Syrian Brothers, Divided by War, Find Joyful Reunion at WYD

The Christian siblings from Aleppo asked the world to pray for Syria to have peace at last.

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Videographers Behind Planned Parenthood Exposé Beat Felony Charges

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt escaped the charges, in part due to the close relationship between Planned Parenthood’s attorney and the district attorney’s office in Houston.

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John Paul II's World Youth Day Legacy Shines Through Krakow's Cardinal Dziwisz

COMMENTARY: The devoted secretary to the saint celebrated the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Krakow.

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