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Pope Tells Young Ugandans Best ‘Weapon’ They Could Ever Possess Is Prayer

Uganda, November 28, 2015

Can negative situations be turned around and transformed into something good? Pope Francis says yes, as long as you turn to Jesus and His Mother. …

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Living the Moral Life 30

This was supposed to be last weeks article.

The sixth Commandment says, “You shall not commit adultery”. (Ex 20:14) What is adultery? Adultery is when a person has relations with another and one of them is already married. To understand why adultery is so bad and all the Church’s teachings on sexuality, we need to understand the nature of marriage. You can find much information on marriage in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 1601 through 1666. When you see a reference “CCC” followed by a number, it is referring to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the paragraph number. To find it in the Catechism, the number is in bold, or you can look it up on the internet or on some apps for the smartphone. It will take some articles to get through how God sees marriage. It will not be exhaustive, but will be enough for anybody with an open heart and mind to understand why the Church and Jesus teaches what He teaches. Continue reading

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Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “Resist Practices That Threaten the Innocent Unborn”

Micaiah Bilger   Nov 27, 2015  Nairobi, Kenya                           

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics in Africa to reject abortion and treat children as a blessing on Thursday in Kenya.

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Pope Gives Youth Choice: Do You Want to Overcome Challenges or Be Overcome by Them?

Nairobi, November 27, 2015     

Pope Francis has asked Kenya’s young people how they will respond to the challenges they face, including those of tribalism, corruption, and desperation, and challenged them to get out of vicious cycles.

Speaking to tens of thousands gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium this morning, the Pope listened to the questions of a young man and woman and, putting aside his prepared script, said…

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Abortion Activist Threatens Student’s Life After Writing Pro-Life Column, Ohio State Ignores It

Ohio State University is coming under heavy criticism today for ignoring a threat an abortion activist made against a pro-life student after she published an article exposing the high percentage of abortions on black babies.

Madison Gesiotto wrote an article that appeared in The Washington Times, titled “The number one killer of black Americans.”

“You won’t believe what the number one killer of black Americans is. It isn’t heart disease, it isn’t cancer, it isn’t homicide and it isn’t motor vehicle accidents,” Gesiotto wrote. …

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‘His Holy Name Must Never Be Used to Justify Hatred, Violence,’ Says Pope

Nairobi, November 26, 2015     

“His holy Name must never be used to justify hatred and violence,” Pope Francis has said, stressing how important it to realize that the God we seek to serve is a God of peace. 

Speaking to leaders of other Christian faiths and other religions at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, the Pope made this strong statement, acknowledging “that the barbarous attacks on Westgate Mall, Garissa University College and Mandera are fresh in your minds.”

The Pope was referencing the series of terrorist attacks that have…


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