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Muslim woman who declined handshake wins labor case in Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 16, 2018 / 12:17 pm (CNA).- A labor court in Sweden has sided with a Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when she refused a handshake for religious reasons. The court, in a 3-2 vote, ordered the company to pay the woman 40,000 kronor – or $4,350 – on the […]

How the Church could reach out to the children of priests

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Dublin, Ireland, Aug 15, 2018 / 05:21 pm (CNA).- Discussions surrounding sexual abuse and immorality in the Church should also address the challenges and injustices facing children of priests and religious, said the founder of a support website for such children. Psychotherapist Vincent Doyle founded Coping International in 2014, after two years of research, as […]

Life of Spanish chemistry professor shows ‘holiness is in the ordinary’

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Madrid, Spain, Aug 15, 2018 / 10:33 am (ACI Prensa).- Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, a Spanish member of Opus Dei who is moving toward beatification, teaches us that sanctity can be found amidst chemistry books and classrooms, said a priest leading her cause. Spanish priest Fr. José Carlos Martinez de la Hoz, who is responsible […]

Holy Snakes! A Marian feast day’s strange, stunning miracle

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Athens, Greece, Aug 15, 2018 / 03:03 am (CNA).- Every year, on the Orthodox feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a monastery on a Greek island experiences a miracle – dozens of snakes come to ‘venerate’ an icon of Mary. In a phenomenon that has reportedly been happening for hundreds of years, black snakes […]

Why these Catholics are taking the slow boat to Panama

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Paris, France, Aug 14, 2018 / 09:00 pm (CNA).- To get to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama this January, most Catholics will board flights a day or two before events begin. Some will drive, and spend a few weeks along the route on pilgrimage. A few might even spend weeks walking to Panama. But […]

Pope Francis to Italian youth: Don’t live your life ‘in retirement’

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Rome, Italy, Aug 11, 2018 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Be courageous and seize the work you are called to do for the good of the world; do not live like you have already entered the period of retirement, Pope Francis told Italian young adults Saturday. Speaking during a lengthy question and answer session Aug. […]

Archbishop makes plea to remember Ukraine’s ‘silent and forgotten war’

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Baltimore, Md., Aug 9, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Four years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have led to “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the end of the Second World War,” according to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv called on the international community […]

New pope emojis will mark Francis’ visit to Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland, Aug 9, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Twitter users will have access to special emojis commemorating Pope Francis’ visit to the Ireland later this month, the Irish Daily Mail reported Thursday. The emoji, which can be accessed by use of the hashtags #popeinireland, #pápainÉirinn, and #festivaloffamilies on Twitter, will feature an image of […]