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    As a Church, we should value new and existing members

    Famous convert G.K. Chesterton once said the genius of the Church is that it doesn’t compromise, but embraces the extremes. His words should be remembered when we talk about converts to Catholicism, and the gifts they bring; which are often different than the gifts of cradle Catholics.

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    Parolin and Russian Foreign Minister discuss Middle East, Ukraine

    Vatican Secretary of State, Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a vast array of topics during their meeting on August 22. On the agenda were the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, religious freedom and violence in Venezuela.

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    Why can't pro-Life Democrats stay out of the news?

    Nearly 20 million Democrats identify as pro-life. Millions more identify as pro-choice but nevertheless favor restrictions (like a 20-week limit) that abortion rights activists find anathema. So why do pro-life Democrats have so little influence in the party?

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  • Explaining papal calm on security, plus a note on the convert debate

    Explaining papal calm on security, plus a note on the convert debate

    • August 20, 2017

    In the wake of the latest spike in violence across Europe, the Vatican says it’s not taking extra security precautions, in part because safeguards were already “very strong.” Popes often feel a greater degree of calm about their safety than other public figures, because, let’s face it, from their point of view, they’ve got the ultimate safety net.

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  • Eclipse thrills, inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation
    Eclipse thrills, inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation
    • August 22, 2017

    A Catholic parish hosted an eclipse-watching party, as parishioners and visitors wonder at God’s creation. Some travelers made their way to a field the parish owns across the street from the church. Spots were going for $10. Some stayed overnight, camping in tents or in the back of their vehicle. Others, arrived in the pre-dawn hours eager to catch the spectacle.

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  • Irish bishops tell priests who father children to “face up” to responsibilities
    Irish bishops tell priests who father children to “face up” to responsibilities
    • August 21, 2017

    The bishops of Ireland say that in the case of a child fathered by a Catholic priest, the priest should not walk away from his responsibilities – legal, moral and financial. The guidelines written by the Irish Bishops’ Conference were written as the Vatican faces a deadline to respond to UN recommendations to “assess the number of children fathered by Catholic priests, find out who they are and take all necessary measures to ensure that the rights of those children to know and to be cared for by their fathers is respected.”

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  • Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results
    Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results
    • August 19, 2017

    Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading international organizations seeking reform in the country. Its director Mark Farmaner says Pope Francis is likely to face a challenging time when he visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, in a trip which is expected in late November. The pope has spoken up many times to protest the treatment of the Rohingya, a minority Muslim population facing persecution in the country.

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