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    DENVER, COLO. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Hundreds of demonstrations were held outside of Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. Aug. 22-23 with protesters calling on the federal government to stop funding the abortion giant. After videos were released ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last week I had the joy of presiding at the Mass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas in Galway, Ireland. The reason I was asked to preside at the celebration was that 50 years ago this ...

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Good, evil come from the human heart, not the outside world, pope says


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The line that separates good from evil is found in the human heart, not just in diligently following religious rituals and laws, Pope Francis said. The outside world is not what "makes us saints or not saints, rather it is the heart that expresses our intentions, our choices and the desire to do everything for God's love," he said before praying the Angelus Aug. 30 with people gathered in St. Peter's Square.

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Discovery of refugee bodies should awaken Europe, says Vienna cardinal


VIENNA (CNS) -- Austrian church leaders, reacting to the discovery of dozens of dead refugees on a truck near Vienna, said they hoped it would increase awareness of the plight of migrants. "Such refugee suffering should awaken us, like a bolt from the blue, to the need for more generous attitudes and courageous decisions. The joint handling of the refugee tragedy in the face of such inhumanity is a test for European values," Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, president of the Austrian bishops' conference, told the Kathpress news agency Aug. 28.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last week I had the joy of presiding at the Mass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas in Galway, Ireland. The reason I was asked to preside at the celebration was that 50 years ago this cathedral was built in Galway City with the help of Cardinal Cushing and the Irish of Boston.

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