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Spotlight on WYD2016 Volunteers in Krakow
Last edited 22nd October 2014

There are already many stories of people from around the world, as well as young people from Poland, who are giving up their time to be volunteers for the next international World Youth Day, which will take place in Krakow in 2016. By 2016 there will be more than 20,000 volunteers!

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Pope Francis Reflects on the Church as the Body of Christ
Last edited 22nd October 2014

Continuing his series of Wednesday catechesis on the Church, Pope Francis devoted his October 22 general audience to the Church as the Body of Christ.


Courage for the Fight: A Life Worth Living
Last edited 22nd October 2014

The only thing that makes a story worth telling is the underlying and fundamental certainty that life is worth living.

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St. John of Capistrano
Last edited 23rd October 2014

St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. St. John of Capistrano is the patron Saint of Jurists. We celebrate his feast day on 23 October.


Dallas Bishop Housed Family of Ebola Victim When No One Else Would
Last edited 22nd October 2014

Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said that he followed the teaching of Christ when he stepped in to house the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, as well as three others for several weeks at a diocesan facility when no one else would. What an example of Christian charity!

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Pope's Advice on How to Overcome Jealousy and Pride
Last edited 22nd October 2014

In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.

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20 Images that Prove St. John Paul II was the Coolest Saint Ever
Last edited 22nd October 2014

Pope St. John Paul II was an extraordinary man. He traveled to more countries than any other pope. He helped bring communism to its knees. He was shot and lived to tell about it. He suffered a debilitating disease heroically. He inspired millions around the globe to pursue Jesus Christ and strive for holiness. And much, much more.

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St. Pope John Paul II
Last edited 21st October 2014

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941.

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Marriage on the Downturn
Last edited 22nd October 2014

A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion.

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Church to Appeal Asia Bibi Death Penalty
Last edited 21st October 2014

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to their country’s Supreme Court after a lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against a Christian mother of five children.

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