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  • A Lent of Tears
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    A Lent of Tears

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    By Archbishop Samir Nassar An apocalypse In six years of war the face of Syria has been completely transformed. A large wasteland of ruins, pulverized buildings, burned out homes, neighborhoods turned into ghost towns, villages razed to the ground … and more than 12 million Syrians (half the population) don’t have roofs over their heads […]

  • Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity
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    Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity

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    The Pontifical Academy for Science distanced itself from population control theories at the end of a controversial conference about biological extinction featuring renown population control advocates. “It isn’t population that produces carbon dioxide. It’s human activity which uses up energy and thereby contaminates the environment” said Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, longtime chancellor and spokesperson for […]

  • UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again
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    UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again

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    The UN bureaucracy is once again trying to fast track the adoption of hundreds of statistical indicators to measure progress on the UN development goals, without giving time for the UN’s political organs to review them. The UN Statistical Commission may adopt a global set of indicators, that among other disputed measurements included social acceptance […]

  • Poem: "The Convent Threshold"
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    Poem: “The Convent Threshold”

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    The Convent Threshold There’s blood between us, love, my love, There’s father’s blood, there’s brother’s blood; And blood’s a bar I cannot pass: I choose the stairs that mount above, Stair after golden skyward stair, To city and to sea of glass. My lily feet are soiled with mud, With scarlet mud which tells a […]

  • Poem: Wine and Water
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    Poem: Wine and Water

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    Wine and Water Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest scale, He ate his egg with a ladle in a egg-cup big as a pail, And the soup he took was Elephant Soup and fish he took was Whale, But they all were small to the cellar he took when […]

  • In Paraguay, Women Religious Work Where Priests Can Rarely Visit
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    In Paraguay, Women Religious Work Where Priests Can Rarely Visit

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    By Jacques Berset WHEN the Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Verbo y Víctima from Peru arrived toward the end of the 20th century, it caused a veritable sensation in the rural enclaves of Virgen del Carmelo de Villa Ygatimy, a sprawling community northeast of Paraguay’s capital of Asunción. Today, the sisters serve some 20,000 faithful through […]