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  • Vatican official says U.N. framework is best way to fight terrorism

    UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- The U.N.'s framework provides the "only viable way" of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism "which knows no borders," the Vatican's secretary of state told the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 29. "This reality requires ...

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  • Marriage Experts Send Open Letter to Pope, Synod Members

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2014 (Zenit.org) - Marriage experts and marriage advocates from all over the world have signed an open letter addressed to Pope Francis and the members of the upcoming Synod on the Family. The letter focuses on the greatest ...

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  • Opus Dei leader, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, beatified in Madrid

    MADRID (CNS) -- A Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming first prelate of the Opus Dei movement has been beatified in his native Madrid. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Saints' Causes, said Bishop Alvaro ...

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Pope: Use gifts to benefit church, not create division, envy, annoyance


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everyone has a special gift to offer the whole church, just make sure it is used to serve everyone and not to puff up one's own pride or to create division, Pope Francis said. "It is a gift that God has given to someone not because he or she is a better person than someone else or because she or he deserves it," the pope said at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 1.

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Cheverus School announces new principal


MALDEN -- Cheverus School and Sacred Hearts Parish announced the appointment of their new principal, Thomas Arria Jr., Sept. 26. Arria joins Cheverus School from Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he served as principal for the 2013-2014 school year .

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Opus Dei leader, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, beatified in Madrid


MADRID (CNS) -- A Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming first prelate of the Opus Dei movement has been beatified in his native Madrid. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Saints' Causes, said Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was known for his "prudence and rectitude in evaluating events and people, his justice in respecting the good name and freedom of others, his fortitude in facing up to physical or moral difficulties, and the temperance shown in his sobriety and interior and exterior mortification."

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