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  • Italian priest kidnapped in Nigeria released

    Italian priest kidnapped in Nigeria released

    • October 18, 2017

    Father Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary kidnapped last Friday in Nigeria, apparently by a group of criminals with no relation to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, was released on Tuesday night. He told Vatican Radio he’d seen first hand the “great miracles” that God performed to keep him alive, which must mean He has “great plans” for the country, which Pallù claims is being attacked by the devil.

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  • Pray that priests never use law to shut door to salvation, pope says
    Pray that priests never use law to shut door to salvation, pope says
    • October 19, 2017

    During his morning Mass, Pope Francis told a story about a priest who demanded a father not be present at his child’s baptism ceremony because he had been divorced. The pope said such a priest takes away “the key of knowledge” and “closes the door” on people. Francis said God wants his disciples to live so that they can also help “open the door” to God for themselves and for others.

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  • The National Catholic Youth Choir: Faith, Fun, Fantastic Music
    The National Catholic Youth Choir: Faith, Fun, Fantastic Music
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    (This article is paid advertising.) Do high-schoolers today want to spend 10 or 15 days of their summer at a camp next to a monastery singing Gregorian Chant, Palestrina, Bach, and diverse sacred music from contemporary composers around the world? Throw in daily prayer, religion classes, small-group faith-sharing… what will youth say to that? Judging by the National Catholic Youth Choir, they’ll say “Yes!”

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  • Europe at a crossroads, says new declaration by Christian intellectuals
    Europe at a crossroads, says new declaration by Christian intellectuals
    • October 19, 2017

    On Oct. 7, ten intellectuals from eight European nations published a call for “A Europe we can believe in.” This “Paris Statement” purports “to actively recover what is best in our tradition,” and to build a “peaceful, hopeful and noble future together.” The signatories say that if Europe abandons her Christian roots, rather than drawing on them for renewal, Europe’s peoples and cultures will lose their “home.”

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