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Published: April 18, 2017   

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Pope ‘horrified’ by massacre in Syria

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

Called ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

WASHINGTON -- The Catholic Church pulls out all the stops for the Easter Vigil, the Mass celebrated on Holy Saturday.

Pope’s Egypt trip still on

VATICAN CITY -- Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

1.28 billion worldwide: Half of Catholics are in 10 countries

VATICAN CITY -- Taken together, the 10 countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56 percent of the world’s Catholic population, the Vatican reported.

Easter gives us 50 days to focus on ‘going forth’ in the name of Jesus

On Easter Sunday we may sing, “Jesus Christ is risen today” but the mystery and joy of the resurrection could never be expressed in a single day. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Why should we respect the environment?

“God gave us a beautiful place and we need to take care of it. The plants will die and there will be no oxygen if we don’t take care of our earth. If there is ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Some feminists punishing moms who stay home

OK, call me crazy. But am I the only one who remembers, in my formative years, hearing repeatedly from the feminists that feminism was about freeing us women to make our own choices about our own lives? (Columns)

Serious mental illness requires clemency

The death penalty is scheduled to return to Arkansas on Easter Monday, a string of seven executions over 10 days. We went 12 years without one execution and now we could have seven in one month. (Editorial)

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