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    Chicago archdiocese to receive relic of Saint Teresa of Calcutta

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    Chicago, Ill., Aug 31, 2017 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sept. 5, Saint Mark’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago will receive a first class relic of Saint Teresa of Calcutta for public veneration, which will then be permanently kept in the church.

    The relic, which consists of some of Mother Teresa’s hair, was requested from the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity by St. Mark’s pastor Father Martin Ibarra, and parishioner Fernando Iñiguez.

    Iñiguez said that they had asked for the relic to help promote the life and virtues of the recently canonized saint.

    “Also, so that the parishioners …read more

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    As State Department reorganizes, what will be the fate of religious freedom office?

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2017 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the State Department plans to cut or consolidate certain senior positions as part of an ongoing reorganization, the international religious freedom office will reportedly be expanded.

    “I am encouraged by this move,” Dr. Tom Farr, head of the Religious Freedom Institute, told CNA in a written statement on the agency moving religious “special envoy” positions into the Office of International Religious Freedom.

    “Each of these religion-related envoys and offices are intimately connected to religious freedom,” he said.

    “I believe that the Department will be able to better execute its mission …read more

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    This health center for the uninsured used to be an abortion clinic

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    Manassas, Va., Aug 31, 2017 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer. Sacrifice. Friendship. Charity. Could one Virginia community’s work to put basic Gospel tenets into action be a model for the future of the pro-life movement?

    “I think it is a turn from desperation to great hope and transformative hope going forward,” Art Bennett, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, told CNA of a new free medical clinic set to open in November, replacing a long-standing abortion clinic.

    The story began with friendship. The Amethyst Women’s Health Center was a decades-old abortion clinic in Manassas, …read more

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    Kansas City Royals' manager says he warns his team about porn

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    Kansas City, Mo., Aug 31, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As part of a new program to educate baseball players on the dangers of substance abuse, the general manager for the Kansas City Royals added pornography to the list of potential harms for his team.

    In an Aug. 29 statement, Royals general manager Dayton Moore explained that the team’s leadership formation program discusses the problems surrounding drug and alcohol use, and also “pornography and the effects of what that does to the minds of players.”

    Moore expressed hope that team formation program might focus on the development of players …read more

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    Commentary: With Hurricane Harvey, a Compassion Deficit and Trump's Paris Problem

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    By Brooks Berndt

    When hurricanes or floods strike, we often witness a remarkable mobilization of compassion through charitable giving and volunteerism.

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    Argentine bishop lauds Amoris Laetitia, but says no change in Church teaching (CNA)

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

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    Pope offers sympathy to Texas hurricane victims (Vatican press office)

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    Pope Francis prayed for “the victims and their families, and for all those engaged in the vital work of relief, recovery and rebuilding.”

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    Cathedral and tomb of slain bishop desecrated in Cameroon (Fides)

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    The Catholic cathedral of Bafia, Cameroon, has been temporarily closed after “a clear act of desecration” at the tomb of Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala. The cathedral will be reconsecrated.

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    Former Ratzinger students to discuss persecution of Christians at annual seminar (CNA)

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    The Ratzinger Schuelerkreis– the annual seminar for former students of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI– will discuss persecution and martyrdom, with a particular focus on the 20th and 21st centuries.
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    Knights of Holy Sepulchre cancel speech by Fr. Martin (LifeSite News)

    August 31st, 2017 by Hostess

    “The invitation to Father Martin was extended last year before the most recent controversies,” says a spokesman for the Order. Fr. Martin’s criticism of Catholic stand on homosexuality prompted the change. …read more

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