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Vatican Clamps Down On the Sign of Peace in Mass; Dating Site: Ave Maria Singles and Much More! (6376)

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Helping Catholics Find Love: Ave Maria Singles – Regina Blog

You Can’t Out-Give God – Guy McClung, Catholic Stand

10 Tips for Making a Good Confession – Sam Guzman, Catholic Exchange

Difference Between Modern & Dark Ages by Jeff Ostrowski - BigPulpit.com

Changing Teaching Won’t Lead to Conversions – Msgr. Owen F. Campion, OSV Newsweekly

Anonymous Donor Empowers Digital Evangelizers – Little Flower

In Defense of the Elders – Michael Lane, Catholic Stand

Simplicity in Devotion – Sam Guzman, Catholic Exchange

Embracing the Joy of the Gospel Again – Rachel Zamarron, Ignitum Today

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Catholic Hospital Director Dies of Ebola in Liberia (5781)

Brother Patrick Nshamdze, 52, a member of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, reportedly contracted the Ebola virus on July 29.

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Brother Patrick Nshamdze, the director of St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, died Aug. 2 after contracting the Ebola virus.

– sjcatholichospital.com

MONROVIA, Liberia — St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital and the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God in Liberia have announced that a hospital director passed away Aug. 2 after contracting the Ebola virus.

Brother Patrick Nshamdze, 52, the director of St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, had been a member of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God for 23 years. He reportedly contracted the Ebola virus on July 29, just two weeks after testing negative for the illness.

So far, the Ebola virus has killed nearly 900 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to the World Health Organization, Ebola has no vaccine and no specific treatment. The virus is spread through direct contact with...READ MORE

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Three U.S. States Back EWTN Religious-Liberty Lawsuit (1870)

Alabama, Georgia and Florida each filed legal briefs Aug. 4, saying the federal HHS mandate unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom.

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Michael Warsaw, EWTN's chairman of the board

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WASHINGTON — Alabama, Georgia and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS mandate, saying the federal rule unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom.

“We are grateful for all the support that we have received in our fight for religious freedom,” EWTN Chairman Michael Warsaw said Aug. 4.

With their amicus curiae briefs, the three states join 20 other groups, including a pro-life coalition and a coalition of religious ministries, in support of EWTN’s lawsuit.

The lawsuit challenges certain federal Department of Health and Human Services rules instituted by the Obama administration in the name of “preventive care.” The...READ MORE

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Marriage’s Indissolubility Is a Dogma, Cardinal Müller Clarifies (4234)

In The Hope of the Family, a book-length interview conducted in June, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith addresses several key issues.

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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VATICAN CITY — In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Müller underscored that the indissolubility of marriage is no mere doctrine, but a dogma of the Church, and he stressed the need to recover the sacramental understanding of marriage and family.

Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, granted the interview in June to the Spanish journalist Carlos Granados, director of the Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos in Madrid.

The book is titled The Hope of the Family, and it will be released in English, Italian and Spanish. It will be published shortly by Ignatius Press and is priced at $10.95.

In the book, Cardinal Müller corrects misunderstandings about...READ MORE

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Bishop: Child-Migrant Surge Begins in Smugglers’ Lies (2555)

A Central-American bishop says organized criminals create ‘false illusions and mirages’ to get parents to send their children to the U.S.

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An unaccompanied child migrant

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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — A Central-American bishop has said the recent wave of migrants to the U.S., which has included many unaccompanied minors, has been shaped in large part by “false illusions” created by organized criminals and smugglers.

“It is unfortunate that the illusion and mirage that the U.S. is the best place for all of the children from Honduras [is being promoted], when it is a false and empty promise to say that arriving there they will have free education, health care, food and clothing,” Bishop Romulo Emiliani Sanchez told the Honduran newspaper La Tribuna.

Bishop Emiliani is an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Pedro Sula, located in the north of Honduras near...READ MORE

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Ministering to the Gangs of Los Angeles (5224)

The Church is making strides to reduce gang violence, but more effort is needed to make parishes an effective presence and voice for peace on the streets.

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A handcuffed MS-13 gang member

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LOS ANGELES — The scourge of gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has driven tens of thousands of migrants into the U.S. and other Central-American countries.

But the two major gangs that control whole swaths of these countries, MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are not native to the region: They are a U.S. export straight out of Los Angeles.

“MS-13 started in the Pico Union area,” said Father Stan Bosch, a psychologist with years of experience as a pastor in gang-ridden Compton, Calif. “They were young fellows, 14 or 15 years old, who had watched their parents literally beaten and decapitated in front of them.”

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Campaign Seeks to Help Educate Escaped Nigerian Schoolgirls (1316)

A non-profit group wants to give 60 girls who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists 'a fresh start' through education in a safe environment.

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WASHINGTON — As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring by Islamist terrorists, one human-rights group has started a campaign to help educate those who were able to escape.

“Right now, as these courageous girls remain in Nigeria, they are confronted daily with the paralyzing fear of recapture and potential village attacks,” legal intern Sarah Jane Norris of Jubilee Campaign told CNA.

“These are our sisters in Christ, and they need our help.”

In April, the radical Islamic group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. About 60 girls have escaped, according to reports, but the majority remain missing,...READ MORE

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Five Tips for Parishes from Pope Francis, Jesse Romero: Fighting for Souls and Much More! (3404)

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08/05/2014 Comment

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Jesse Romero: Fighting for Souls – Carlos Espinosa, Living The On A High Wire

Dear Homeschooling Parents, Public & Private School Teachers. . . – T. J. Burdick, Ignitum Today

Preparing Ourselves For Our Eternal Destiny – Fr. Joseph Esper, Catholic Journal US

Anonymous Donor Empowers Digital Evangelizers - Little Flower

New York Times Reporter: Some People Deserving of Incivility for Pro-Marriage Stance by Ryan T. Anderson - BigPulpit.com

Solomon’s Wisdom: The Necessity of Reading the Old Testament – Fr. Tucker Cordani, Catholic Lane

What Truly Belongs To You? – Strahlen Smith, Catholic...READ MORE

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