A Service of EWTN
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In his Angelus address, the pope reflected upon this Sunday’s Gospel from Luke in which Jesus says to his disciples, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”
Sunday Guide
Deacon Omar Gutierrez
User’s Guide to Sunday, Aug. 18.
Books
Paul Kengor
BOOK PICK: On Faith
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Hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong have been demonstrating against the government's plans to allow extraditions to mainland China, where Communist courts would try alleged criminals— a plan which as of June has been indefinitely suspended.
Catholic News Agency
The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, which passed the New Jersey legislature with bipartisan support, allows those deemed by a doctor to have less than six months to live to request lethal medication to end their lives.
Blogs
Stanislaw and Ludmila Grygiel
Karol Wojtyla’s philosophical thought is focused on man, on his being a person in relation to God and to other people.
Catholic News Agency
The abortion giant informed the court on Wednesday that, unless they reversed its refusal to grant a stay, it would leave the Title X program on Monday.
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The proposed new rule takes steps to better define the term, saying that the “religious exemption covers not just churches but employers that are organized for a religious purpose, hold themselves out to the public as carrying out a religious purpose, and engage in exercise of religion consistent with, and in furtherance of, a religious purpose.”
Catholic News Agency
Faculty members have said that they do not object to the pope’s desire to expand the school’s mission or approach, but say that the administrators responsible for implementing that mission have acted unfairly.
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The standoff came less than two weeks after mass shootings left 31 people dead in an El Paso Walmart and Dayton, Ohio bar the weekend of August 3-4.
Solène Tadié
The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb are receiving attention, and support, from the U.S. after Vatican News published their story.
Joseph Pronechen
Franciscan Father Lucjan Krolikowski also knew St. John Paul II.
Joan Desmond
“I became persuaded over time that Catholicism was true.”