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  • Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    So far, the Catholic Church in Italy and the Vatican are taking a cautious stance on a burgeoning scandal involving charges that NGOs are hauling migrants excessive distances to bring them to Italian ports, in order to cash in on public funding for their care. Some believe what’s happening is a racket, but other Catholic voices defend the NGOs and hail their humanitarian commitment.

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  • New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    Pope Francis is set to visit Rome’s Church of St. Bartholomew on Saturday to shine a spotlight on the Church’s new martyrs. Yesterday, Crux presented a sampling of new martyrs killed ‘in odium amoris,’ or ‘hatred of love’; today, we look at several new martyrs whose deaths seem to meet the classic test of being killed ‘in odium fidei,’ or ‘hatred of the faith.’

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  • Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    Pope Francis will visit the Church of San Bartolomeo on Rome’s Tiber Island on Saturday in order to celebrate the memory of the Church’s contemporary martyrs. Although the total number of Christians killed each year for reasons linked to their faith is staggering, here’s a sampling of some of those who were killed in what St. John Paul II called ‘odium amoris,’ meaning ‘hatred of love.’

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