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The Ancient Mass in the “House Churches” was not as Informal as Many Think

Writes Msgr Charles Pope: As you may know, the Catholic Faith was illegal in the Roman Empire prior to 313 AD, when the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan permitting the Christian Faith to flourish publicly. Prior to that time, … Continue reading

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James Foley Prayed the Rosary in Captivity

The Catholic World Report: The news broke late yesterday that Islamic State jihadists executed freelance journalist James Foley and posted a video of his beheading. Foley, 40, had been missing for two years while covering the conflict in Syria. I … Continue reading

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Anglican Bishop David Russell Dies

Bishop David Russell, was an anti-apartheid activist and the retired Anglican bishop of Grahamstown. Here’s the state broadcaster, the SABC. Tributes are pouring in for the late former Anglican Bishop of Grahamstown, Reverend David Russel. Russel died at the age … Continue reading

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Are We Ignoring the Lessons Of Auschwitz?

Walking among the starvation cells and gas chambers where more than a million souls perished, it is hard to explain to my 12-year-old son how the free world allowed this happen. Why did the world’s democracies not stop the Nazi … Continue reading

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Our Sufferings Are The Prelude Of Those That You Will Also Suffer

So warns the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul. Amel Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, who is now living in exile, warned that his diocese is now run by radical Muslims and that “liberal and democratic principles … Continue reading

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For a Long Life, Have Faith

Religious faith remains by far the best predictor of a long, healthy life, according to an article in The Telegraph. Unless, of course, you’re a Christian in Iraq.  

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Nigeria: Catholic Church Suspends Sign of Peace

Due to ebola: Nigeria Catholic churches in Lagos have suspended the ‘sign of peace’ where the congregations shake hands during mass. While some Anglican churches have suspended handshakes during communion due to the spread of Ebola. The Archbishop of Lagos … Continue reading

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The House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

 

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The Prosperity Gospel Meets Real Christianity

From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts, both by land and sea, both by night and day, being bound to ten leopards, I mean a band of soldiers, who, even when they receive benefits, show themselves all the … Continue reading

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Suicide

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2282 – “…Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.” 2283- “We should not despair of the eternal salvation of … Continue reading

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