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This week in photos+

New Friday feature is a quick photo round up of happenings around the diocese and the world.

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Logic of weapons, self-interest wreak havoc on Mideast, pope says+

What people in Syria and Iraq want more than anything else -- beyond the needed humanitarian aid -- is peace.

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Apologists, catechists, theologians: wake up!+

I do blame teachers, catechists, evangelists and academics within the Christian churches for not doing enough to keep our young people engaged.

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When times are tough, rant at God, don’t run from trouble, pope says+

Praying with genuine candor and honesty, the way a child pours out his emotions to his father, is how we must pray in the most terrible, desolate, crushing moments.

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The Vatican, China and evangelical prudence+

Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China.

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Long Islanders Mark Year of Mercy at National Shrine+

View a slideshow of photos from this special event.

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Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits+

Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in Rome Sept. 16. The visit was part of the pope’s series of Friday works of mercy during the Holy Year. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout) ...

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Mother Teresa upheld as the human face of eternal hope at U.N.+

Mother Teresa was perhaps the first person since St. Francis of Assisi who was considered saintly by people of so many countries and religions.

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USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case+

Any government-mandated contraceptive coverage must be truly independent of petitioners and their plans.

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Catholicism’s empty quarter+

Québec, a flourishing Catholic region for centuries, is now Catholicism’s empty quarter in the Western Hemisphere.

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