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Canadian Catholic teachers’ union to march in gay pride parade; parents fight back

Published 23-04-2014

Canadian Catholic teachers’ union to march in gay pride parade; parents fight back The union representing the province’s Catholic school teachers should not have an official presence at the WorldPride 2014 Parade, a parent’s group says. Teresa Pierre, president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), said a petition has been launched in response to a […]

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20 awesome things people saw at the 1964 World’s Fair

Published 23-04-2014

20 awesome things people saw at the 1964 World’s Fair It was 50 years ago today that the 1964–’65 World’s Fair opened in New York City, bringing a plethora of innovative exhibits to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens. But by the time it closed in October 1965, it was considered a massive money pit, losing […]

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This tiny creek in Wyoming connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Published 23-04-2014

This tiny creek in Wyoming connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans While it’s not quite the Northwest Passage early explorers were looking for, the United States actually does have a continuous line of water dividing the country… newadvent.org

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This is the key to increasing vocations

Published 23-04-2014

This is the key to increasing vocations It seems to me that if we want to see an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we have to start praying more specifically about what we really want and about what we are willing to give. For example, can we please stop lumping all […]

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10 things you need to know today: April 22, 2014

Published 23-04-2014

10 things you need to know today: April 22, 2014 The U.S. considers leaving fewer troops in Afghanistan, an American man wins the Boston Marathon, and more… newadvent.org

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Coptic priest named personal secretary to Pope Francis

Published 23-04-2014

Coptic priest named personal secretary to Pope Francis Msgr. Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis. The position is among the Pope’s closest collaborators, and this marks the first time that an Eastern Catholic priest has been appointed to the position. The […]

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Catholic conversions are down nationwide, but Washington saw a record high number this year. Here’s why…

Published 23-04-2014

Catholic conversions are down nationwide, but Washington saw a record high number this year. Here’s why… There was an informative and helpful article in the Washington Post this Easter Sunday that demonstrates certain keys to success in evangelization. The focus of the article is the happy fact that the Archdiocese of Washington welcomed a record […]

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This is how the Vatican Library plans to digitize its archives

Published 23-04-2014

This is how the Vatican Library plans to digitize its archives The Vatican Library is one of the greatest historical archives on the planet, a centuries old institution with a millennia of documents tucked away. But the extreme fragility of many of these original items means that very few people ever get to see them. […]

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Did the Blessed Virgin Mary appear in Kibeho to warn of Rwanda’s genocide?

Published 23-04-2014

Did the Blessed Virgin Mary appear in Kibeho to warn of Rwanda’s genocide? Before Kibeho, a village spiraling up one of the area’s many hills, became a notorious killing ground during the Rwandan genocide, it was the country’s most celebrated holy spot. For nine years in the 1980s, it gained worldwide fame after a streak […]

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These stunning travel photos remind us that we’re all just amateurs with iPhones

Published 23-04-2014

These stunning travel photos remind us that we’re all just amateurs with iPhones These days, it’s easy to delude ourselves into thinking we’re pretty spectacular photographers. With iPhones at the ready and a favorite Instagram filter in mind, our totally unique vision (“Ooh, a sunset!”) is realized and instantly posted online for all of our […]

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