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Pope's Visit Causes Twist in Pro Football Schedule
Last edited 23rd April 2015

The National Football League (NFL) revised its schedule for the 2015 season to accommodate a visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia. Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote to NFL officials, asking them to avoid scheduling a game in Philadelphia during the Pope's visit to the city in September, which will coincide with the 3rd week of the pro-football season.

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Introducing Ad Infinitum: Reflections from the Bloggers of the Catholic Apostolate Center
Last edited 20th April 2015

The Ad Infinitum E-book is a selection from the hundreds of posts that have appeared on the Catholic Apostolate Center's Ad Infinitum blog. This E-book is divided into five sections, each group offering a different perspective on the faith. You will find suggestions on how to live a life akin to the Apostles, receive lessons from the saints, and much more!

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Love Wins. Death No More.
Last edited 13th April 2015

What if we lived as though death no longer existed?

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Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? [Infographic]
Last edited 13th April 2015

One thing that could destroy Christianity would be to prove that the resurrection of Jesus was not true. The Apostle Paul says so in 1 Corinthians 15:14. If the resurrection were not true, we would be the most foolish of people to continue believing what we believe and living how we live. However, the resurrection of Jesus really did happen…

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Holy Week is About Humility - There is No Other Way, Pope Says
Last edited 29th March 2015

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday said that imitating the humility of Jesus is what makes Holy Week “holy,” and encouraged attendees to mimic his attitude of humiliation as the week unfolds.

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Every day I need you Lord - Prayer
Last edited 27th March 2015

Every day I need you Lord

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The Sign of the Cross, “That Thing You Do?”
Last edited 26th March 2015

“Teach me to do that thing you do!” he exclaimed. “What thing is that?” my friend George answered from the front of the classroom. Making a gesture with his hand on his forehead and chest and shoulders, George could see that he meant the sign of the cross. “Do you mean the sign of the cross? George asked. “Yes! That’s it, teach me the sign of the cross.” was the inmates response.

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Vatican Statistics show Modest, Steady Church Growth Worldwide
Last edited 25th March 2015

The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests and permanent deacons rose slightly in 2013, while the number of men and women in religious orders declined, according to Vatican statistics. For the second year in a row, the number of candidates for the priesthood also decreased. The numbers come from the Statistical Yearbook of the Church, which was completed in February and published in March. The yearbook reported worldwide church figures as of Dec. 31, 2013.

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Japanese Archbishop Says Decline in Catholic Population Reflects Crisis for Faith
Last edited 24th March 2015

Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami of Nagasaki has reported that the faithful recognize a “deep sense of crisis” in Japanese Catholicism.

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What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?
Last edited 23rd March 2015

Why does God permit temptation? In one sense temptation is the “necessary” result of freedom. As free persons who are invited to love God and to say yes to his will, we must be permitted to say no. There must be real alternatives to what God offers. If God could force our yes, then we would not be free and our yes would have no real meaning.

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