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London Prelate Recalls World War II Suffering: Says It's OK for Children to Hear 'No'

Last edited 10th November 2011

The retired archbishop of Westminster invited listeners of Radio 2 to be willing to say "no" to their children, and to deny themselves, with a spirit of trust in God and solidarity.

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History of All Saints Day, All Souls Day... and Halloween

Last edited 31st October 2011

What are the origins of All Saints Day and All Souls Day? Where did the tradition of celebrating Halloween the night before 'All Saints Day', come from? Is this a pagan practice? In this article, Fr. Saunders explores the history behind the Catholic feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, explaining their link to the now secular holiday of Halloween.

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Inter-Religious Meeting in Assisi: What was John Paul II Thinking?

Last edited 26th October 2011

On October 27, Benedict XVI will travel to Assisi to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the meeting for world peace. The historic event that was created by John Paul II was attended by representatives from the world's other major religions. The first meeting in 1986 was a huge step forward in Catholic relations with other Christian and non-Christian churches. Watch this video to learn more!

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180 Movie - Powerful Short Film

Last edited 20th October 2011

An Award-Winning Documentary 33 minutes that will change your world!

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Four Myths About the Crusades - By Paul F. Crawford

Last edited 10th October 2011

In 2001, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech at Georgetown University in which he discussed the West’s response to the recent terrorist attacks of September 11. The speech contained a short but significant reference to the crusades. Mr. Clinton observed that “when the Christian soldiers took Jerusalem [in 1099], they proceeded to kill every woman and child who was Muslim on the Temple Mount.” This view of the crusades is not unusual... but it is incorrect! Visit this article to find out what really happened during the Crusades.

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Vatican Daily Criticizes BBC for 'Erasing Christ From History'

Last edited 12th October 2011

The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano has criticized a decision by the BBC television network to drop its usage of the designations “A.D.” and “B.C.” The network plans to adopt the terms “C.E.” (Common Era) and “BCE” (Before the Common Era) when referring to historical dates, to avoid “offending” non-believers.

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William Wilberforce: The Christian Politican Who Fought to Abolish Slavery

Last edited 1st December 2011

December 2nd marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The Slave Trade is still rampant around the world - with millions of people still subject to human trafficking, and women and children being forced into the sex trade. It may seem to hard to stop - but it is not impossible! William Wilberforce, a Christian politician, fought against all odds to bring about the emancipation of enslaved Africans in England in the late 18th/early 19th century.

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President Bush Rebuffed Pope John Paul's Plea for Peace in Iraq, Source Recalls

Last edited 5th October 2011

In 2003, when Blessed John Paul II sent a special envoy to speak with President George W. Bush in a last-minute effort to avoid a war in Iraq, the American leader set aside the Pope’s personal message, and made it clear that he was committed to military action, according to a Vatican Insider account. Visit this article to read about JPII's attempts to stop the Iraq war!

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Medjugorje: Documents Show How Communist Government Repressed Visionaries

Last edited 8th September 2011

New documents have been revealed showing how the communist regime of Yugoslavia tried to suppress the movement behind the apparitions of Medjugorje. In the book “The Mystery of Medjugorje,” the Croatian journalist Žarko Ivkovi? explains how the government would spy, blackmail, and even threaten Church officials, particularly the Franciscan friar Jozo Zovko, who was the spiritual director of the visionaries. Watch this video to find out more.

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Spanish Civil War: 75 Years Later

Last edited 6th September 2011

On July 17, Catholic churches in Spain marked with sadness and prayer the 75th anniversary of a brutal, convulsive, three-year conflict. For the Catholic Church, the Spanish Civil War was a low point in a century with a lot of lows.

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