Catholics Pray After Alabama Executes Death Row Inmate

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Florida State Correctional Facility.Florida Department of Corrections execution chamber 1. The organization Catholic Mobilizing Network, which is dedicated to ending the death penalty, stated Thursday that members were praying for Smith ahead of his execution. Read More: National Catholic Register

John Paul II Was Right: Catholic Athletes Must Be Champions of Virtue

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PoolUnidentified players from the Polish national soccer team give Pope John Paul II a team shirt inscribed with his name at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 11, 2003. If athletic competition builds virtue and is not just “an end in itself,” said Pope St. John Paul II, it can be “a […]

Newly-Discovered Writings of John Paul II Come as a Gift to Our Unbelieving World

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By Justin McClain Book cover of ‘Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus’ A conversation with the editor of a new book of John Paul II’s writings, ‘Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus’ Read More: National Catholic Register

43 Years Ago and Today, John Paul II Urges Us: ‘Be Not Afraid’

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By Kelly Marcum Patrick HertzogPope John Paul II blesses the pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s square after he released two doves from the window of the papal apartments at the end of his weekly Angelus prayer, Jan. 25, 2004, at the Vatican. John Paul’s joy and courage never wavered because he was not their source […]

Was the Sicilian Archbishop Correct to Ban Godparents?

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By Patti Maguire Armstrong Infant baptism is now the norm, but it was once mainly for adult converts. Archbishop Salvatore Gristina of Catania, Italy, issued a decree to end abuse of the tradition — but is that the best response? Catechesis is needed, experts say. Read More: National Catholic Register

English assisted suicide bill not put to vote in House of Lords

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Credit: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock. London, England, Oct 22, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). After seven hours of debate and notable opposition in the House of Lords on Friday, the sponsor of a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in England and Wales chose not to take the bill to a vote. Read More: EWTN