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Thailand General Jailed for Human Trafficking at Mass Trial

Last edited 19th July 2017

A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar.

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Two Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Eastern Congo

Last edited 18th July 2017

These are priests named Jean Pierre Akilimali and Charles Kipasa, were kidnapped Sunday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The country's bishops have asked the authorities to do everything possible to free them, and dismantle "this criminal network that destabilizes peace in the region.” They also recalled that three other priests have been kidnapped in the region since 2012. It is not known who their captors are, as it is an area of great instability in which several armed groups operate.

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The Harrowing Untold Story of the Priests in Dachau

Last edited 17th July 2017

2,579 priests, monks and seminarians from Germany and Occupied Europe were imprisoned at the camp

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Laos Cardinal Imprisoned for being a Christian: For Me it was Like Another Novitiate

Last edited 5th July 2017

He is the first cardinal in Laos, a country where Christians are not completely free to live their faith. He is the first cardinal of a small Catholic community, representing less than one percent in a population of seven million.

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Doctors Say It's a Miracle that Toddler Survived Ninth-Floor Fall

Last edited 3rd July 2017

The doctors at the Children's Hospital in San Miguel, Argentina, find no explanation for the quick recovery of Martin Chain – a three-year-old boy who fell from the ninth floor when he was playing on the balcony of his apartment.

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Connor Flanagan – I Believe

Last edited 29th June 2017

Catholic musical artist Connor Flanagan and Ascension Presents team up for this custom music video for Flanagan’s song, “I Believe (Mountains That I Face).” Find more of his music at connorflanaganmusic.com.

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Fr. James Martin's LGBT Book: Where It's strong, Where It Falls Short

Last edited 29th June 2017

There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” and given the topic, it’s understandable why. Pope Francis’ call to “encounter” has reinforced the necessity for Catholics to go bring the Gospel to those on the margins.

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JUST YOU WAIT - A Blog by Emily Wilson

Last edited 29th June 2017

“She is too young to really see what’s coming.” This was a comment made on one of my recent videos on the beauty of the sacrament of marriage.

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Young Woman 'Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt'

Last edited 28th June 2017

A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.

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Too Many Young People Think Life is a Reality Show

Last edited 22nd June 2017

Michelle Carter is a young woman who was at the center of an involuntary manslaughter case in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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