‘serve like jesus’: pope francis creates five new cardinals at consistory...

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on wednesday, pope francis created five new cardinals, encouraging them to walk with jesus, keeping their eyes fixed securely on the cross and on the realities of the world, not becoming distracted by prestige or honor. “i speak above all to you

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father solanus casey beatification set for november 18 at ford field in detroit...

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venerable solanus casey, an american-born capuchin priest who died in 1957 known for his ability as a spiritual counselor, will be beatified at a nov. 18 mass in detroit, the local archdiocese announced tuesday. “we are filled with joy at receiv

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she has down syndrome but swam the english channel—and she’s the first to receive an honorary doctorate...

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a long distance swimmer who relay swam the english channel, and an impressive and witty public speaker, karen gaffney is the first living person with down syndrome to receive an honorary doctorate. she has captured global attention, not only for

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bishop paprocki responds to controversy, criticisms over decree on same-sex “marriage”...

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“speaking objectively,” says the bishop of springfield, illinois, “... all those who have sexual relations outside of valid marriage, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, should not receive holy communion unless they repent, go to confes

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23 dangerous things you should let your kids do...

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even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place. or, more accurately, we inhabit the world today in a way that’s much more risk averse; for a variety of very intere

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

the surprising complexity of running a gas station minimart...

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i love hot dogs spun to plump, juicy perfection on the roller grill. add a layer of melted nacho cheese straight out of the dispenser. make it a meal with a 99-cent bag of fritos, a fountain soda—half hi-c orange/half sprite in a styrofoam cup—a

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italian newspaper reveals confidential u.s. embassy assessments of pope francis...

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the italian daily la stampa has published excerpts of memos from the us embassy at the vatican to the obama administration, offering insights on the policies and personality of pope francis. in a message to vice president joseph biden, shortly a

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a priest's cassock: work clothes, not a dress uniform...

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the first day he put on a cassock, a seminarian got a letter from a friend, a few years his senior. this is what he learned about his cassock: a cassock. today in your eyes it is more beautiful than a bride’s dress. you are truly and rightfully

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1,600-year-old basilica found underwater in what was ancient nicaea...

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the remains of a 1,600-year-old byzantine basilica have been discovered at the site of the councils of nicaea, at the bottom of a lake in northwest turkey. “we have found church remains. it is in a basilica plan and has three naves,” said mustaf

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3 hard sayings that challenge modern sensibilities...

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one of the reasons we are so easily offended today is, frankly, that we lack sophistication. we seem to have lost understanding of simile and metaphor. metaphors and similes are figures of speech; they achieve their effect through association, c

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

wandering in the star wars galaxy for forty years...

null@newadvent.org (Sean Fitzpatrick)

john senior once wrote, “it isn’t necessary to document how much our music, architecture, poetry, art from picasso, stravinsky, and the bauhaus to the popular stuff like star wars, are idolatries of force.” while it is interesting to see star wa

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

vatican breaks silence on forced disappearance of chinese bishop...

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the vatican has broken its silence over the forced disappearance of an underground bishop being held secretly somewhere in china by the communist government. in response to questions from journalists, greg burke, the vatican's spokesman, release

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how global warming could help cool down the global sexual revolution...

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many catholics dismiss the whole global warming brouhaha as a kind of intellectual and moral scam—and for serious reasons. first, global warming enthusiasts tend to be sexual revolution enthusiasts as well. when i went online to look for images

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burma’s muslims are facing torture and execution—and one of their bravest defenders is cardinal bo...

null@newadvent.org (Daniel Philpott)

one of the most impressive voices for justice in the global catholic church is cardinal charles bo of burma, who has recently spoken out against burma’s buddhist nationalist government for its atrocious treatment of its rohingya muslim minority.

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brides and grooms are living symbols of the bride and groom...

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two weeks ago, i had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, bryna. she has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy and good cheer—and eager to give herself in service to others. her husband, nelson, is also a fin

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

are you ashamed of telling the truth?

null@newadvent.org (Marlon De La Torre)

when engaged in conversation it’s not out of the ordinary to assume that the discussion would be sensible and truthful. the last thing we expect to hear is a tale so far-fetched that it makes no logical or moral sense. the irony here is that the

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

5 things you need to know about the great st. irenaeus...

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today (wednesday) is the feast day of st. irenaeus of lyons, one of the greatest minds of the early church, if not the greatest. you can find basically all of the church's essential doctrines in sapling form in his writings. his writings are cri

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

if you don't think missionary discipleship is the cure, you might not grasp the disease...

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the title of the interview was drawn from a remark made by fr. carron regarding why pope francis is such a compelling and controversial figure in our time. even though father himself is the head of an organization known historically for its cons

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

we taste-tested 10 hot dogs. here are the best.....

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the new york times food department hasn’t taken a close look at hot dogs in some time. back when hot dogs were on every list of foods to avoid — alarming additives, questionable cuts, salt and fat galore — home cooks didn’t want to know too much

2017-06-28 04:25:10  

learn how to answer the hard questions about jesus...

null@newadvent.org (Tom Hoopes)

vividly remember idling in a kansas city shell station waiting to get gas. plenty of pumps were free — but i wasn’t. i was listening to author bart ehrman debunk new testament passages on npr and i didn’t want to miss any of it. it was fascinati

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