Pope Francis urges action to save Lebanon…

Lebanon is weeks to months away from a full-blown collapse, according to some analysts, which would have ripple effects throughout the Middle East, especially harming Christianity’s indigenous presence in the region. And Pope Francis is working with Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai to rally both internal and international support to save the country…

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Popes have taught infallibly on matters of faith — but what about matters of morals?

A strong argument can be made that all the absolute negative norms in the area of sexual ethics that have been held and taught since the apostolic period meet the conditions for an infallible exercise of the ordinary and universal magisterium; additionally, all condemnations of acts that violate the unity-procreation paradigm affirmed in Humanae Vitae; and finally, all newer expressions of Fifth Commandment violations.

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Why do Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter on different dates? Will a perpetually common Easter ever be possible? Here’s the fascinating science and theology behind it…..

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski and his family usually celebrate Easter on two Sundays each year. This year, the deacon and his wife, Kseniya, and their four children celebrated Easter on April 4, and a month later they celebrated it on May 2. Deacon Mierzejewski is a member of a Byzantine Catholic community…

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Just ‘do the next thing’: How one Colorado couple is raising four children with Down syndrome…

Many things in the McGarrity household start early, including preparations for Mother’s Day. Sonia McGarrity has eight children, ranging in age from three to 18, three of whom are adopted. Four kids, including McGarrity’s third oldest son and their three adopted daughters, have Down syndrome…

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If you assume that people are going to like you, they usually will. You might even become friends…..

Which is better for your own sake, to think that most people will treat you well, even if that is not quite true, or to think that most people will treat you badly? If it is the former, then people who discourage you do not have your best interest in mind. Why would they do that? What is the benefit? But what would life be, without the fierce delights of enmity?

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Woman who was adopted as a baby seeks her birth mother — and discovers she was a star on one of her favorite TV shows…

Lisa Wright always knew she was adopted, but had no idea her biological mother was a star on one of her favorite television shows. Now Wright is sharing the story of having been reunited with actress Lynne Moody after 50 years in what reads like the perfect Hollywood ending, according to NBC’s “Today.”

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