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"Why Mexicans Are Making a Mass Exodus From Catholicism"

Pope Francis is currently visiting Mexico, home to the 2nd largest national population of Catholics in the world. The Mexican Catholic church sincerely hopes Francis’ visit will help stanch the mass exodus of Catholics to Evangelical churches. 86 more words

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Guidance for Serious Catholics: What does God think about Lent?

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According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

“The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of the Church’s penitential practice.

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85 Couples Renew Vows On Eve Of Valentine's Day

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — On the eve of the most romantic day of the year, dozens of lovebirds are ready to say ‘I do’ all over again. 87 more words

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After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

 Reuters International

FEB 13, 2016 – 02:24

By Philip Pullella and Daniel Trotta

HAVANA (Reuters) – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. 567 more words

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"Risen," the book

Risen
By Angela Hunt
Bethany House, 2015, 320 pages

“Risen,” a major film production, is due out in theaters on Friday, February 19th. I came across this novelization of the screenplay at my local Barnes and Noble and thought I’d give it a try. 519 more words

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“Why aren’t there miracles anymore?": Kids around the world ask Pope Francis the tough questions

To reach the young and faithful, Pope Francis is not afraid to try new things. To guide young Catholics through Lent, which started Wednesday (Feb. 10), the popular 266th pope is… 382 more words

Pope Francis promotes a Catholic-Muslim boxing match — in Vegas?

Source: RNS

(RNS) No, really. That’s the word from semi-official Vatican media, not the Onion, the totally absurd satirical newspaper.

How did this get through the blanket coverage of all things Pope Francis? 293 more words

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