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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
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The government of the Order of Malta will elect in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

International Online Network: Catholic.net turns 15

2015-05-30

It took 15 years to get there, but Catholic.net made it. It's a website that gives a voice to Catholics and to Christian media outlets worldwide. Over the years, it has become one of the most important Catholic international networks. There were challenges along the way,  but three major goals made it a lot easier. 

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"The first one is transmitting the faith and spreading the message. The second is to offer something for free if we received it for free. The third is service.” 

Through a set of articles published on this website, many people have found God and strengthened their faith.  Some marriages have even been saved. Not only that though...some people's lives have been saved, quite literally. 

MAYRA NOVELO
Catholic.net
"One of the initiatives is titled 'Don't kill it, give it to me.' It's a campaign to help young women who are pregnant, but don't have the means, moral strength or support to have the baby. So, this initiative gathers a network of families that are willing to adopt the newborn. Through agencies or different support outlets, they find economic, psychological or spiritual support. They help these women out during the adoption process. Some eventually decide to have the baby and raise it themselves.” 

This program saved the lives of roughly 200 children. It's an initiative that includes more than 3,000 families that are willing to adopt a child and 150 associations that logistically help make it happen. 

Usually online visitors at Catholic.net also seek support on dealing with pain and suffering. Because of this, it now has a virtual help center, where anyone in need can seek out assistance from an expert who is willing to help. 

MAYRA NOVELO
Catholic.net
"These are the type of things that motivate us to keep on going. Despite the challenges, this proves that it's well worth it.” 

It's a journey that hasn't been easy, but the last 15 years have proved that without a doubt, it's been well worth it. 



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