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Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.

A Cardinal Celebrates His Birthday in Rio — With the Homeless

The archbishop of the Brazilian city said he wanted to shed witness to the Year of Mercy doing the works of mercy.

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He Escaped Communist Vietnam on a Fishing Boat, and Now He’s a Bishop

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen became a refugee after the fall of Saigon, and found welcome in Australia.

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Chinese Church Conundrum: Why Did Bishop Ma Recant?

Analysts interpret the apparent turnabout by the Shanghai bishop, who has been jailed since 2012 for distancing himself from the state-controlled Patriotic Association, as a pressure tactic by China’s Communist regime.

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A Call for Prayers and Rubber Boots After Deadly West Virginia Floods

West Virginia has seen its worst natural disaster in decades, and the state’s Catholic bishop is calling on the Church for help.

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Pope Prays for Turkey and Asks the Lord to ‘Convert the Hearts of the Violent’

The Holy Father also spoke of the holy witness of Sts. Peter and Paul at his June 29 Angelus.

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Pope’s Armenia Voyage Advances East-West Unity

The June 24-26 visit to the world’s first Christian state culminated in a joint declaration calling for ‘more decisive collaboration’ in theology, prayer and promotion of Christian values.

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‘Ominous Sign’: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Washington Pharmacy Case

‘If this is a sign of how religious-liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead,’ Justice Samuel Alito said, ‘those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.’

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Sts. Peter and Paul: The Keys and the Sword

COMMENTARY: Both brains and brawn are needed for the Catholic faith to thrive.

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Mercy Unites Catholic and Orthodox Churches, Pope Francis Says

Francis received the delegates of Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I during their visit to Rome for the celebration of the June 29 Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

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Pan-Orthodox Council: Russian Absence Saves Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Status — for Now

NEWS ANALYSIS: The historic council ended Sunday, leaving more questions than answers.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict: 65 Years a Priest

COMMENTARY: Reflections of an unexpected encounter with the pope emeritus.

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Benedict XVI Celebrates 65 Years of Priesthood, Expressing Thanks

On June 28, the retired pontiff shared gratitude for his vocation and the ‘goodness’ of Pope Francis: ‘Your goodness is a place in which I feel protected.’

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Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Restrictions in Landmark Decision

Justice Anthony Kennedy was once again the decisive swing vote in a case that could jeopardize similar laws in other states.

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