Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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Spain’s Feminist Party Moves to Block Upcoming Surrogate Mother Fair

The Spanish political organization described the upcoming ‘Surrofair’ as just a human trafficking promotion for an industry that sexually exploits poor women for their wombs.

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With Charlemagne Prize, Pope Francis Delivers ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech for Europe

The Holy Father had accepted the Charlemagne Prize on Friday in recognition of his efforts to unify Europe.

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What Catholics Should Know About the National Spike in Suicides

Experts cite social communication, changing values and the recent increase in drug addiction as factors that have contributing to the 25% increase in the suicide rate over the last 15 years.

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Pope: ‘In Our Pain, We Are Not Alone. Jesus Knows What It Means to Weep’

Francis spoke to the thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica for ‘Dry the Tears’ prayer vigil for all in need of consolation.

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SDG Reviews ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Heroes battle heroes in a slickly entertaining Marvel mega-blockbuster that outdoes both Batman v Superman and Avengers: Age of Ultron — but the ideas are half-baked and the ending lacking.

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Celebrate the Year of Mercy by Learning About Past Jubilees

The pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.

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Commencement 2016: College Speakers Run the Gamut

Which Catholic colleges and universities are inviting commencement speakers and honorees who are models of faith, virtue and achievement, and who are providing a platform for and honoring those who have publicly supported views against the teachings of the Catholic faith and morality?

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EWTN Asks Federal Court to Reconsider Its HHS Mandate Case

The request is based on an admission by the federal government, in a recent brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in another HHS mandate case.

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Bishop Remains Hopeful About Release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil

Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, the Salesian priest remains missing, but Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, said, “I was told that Father Tom is alive and that his return to freedom could be imminent.”

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Pope: ‘The Lord Cannot Accept That Even One Person Can Be Lost’

The Parable of the Good Shepherd is a key example of God’s mercy, the Holy Father said May 4.

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Year of Mercy Will Culminate With ‘Pilgrimage of the Poor’

Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis.

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Where Is the Outrage? UN Event Highlights ISIS’ ‘Genocide’ Against Christians

Featured participants included Father Douglas Al-Bazi, a Syriac-Catholic priest kidnapped and tortured by the Islamic State group, and the parents of murdered American aid worker Kayla Mueller.

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Courage Apostolate: ‘Our Success Is Lives of Members Who Testify to Greater Peace’

The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at The Catholic University of America in Washington.

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