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Iraqi priest is guardian angel of ancient manuscripts

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq.

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Pope: All wars begin with a jealous heart

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service All wars begin in the human heart — a heart that is jealous and bitter and tears apart communities through misunderstandings and marginalisation, Pope Francis said.

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Marvel of Christ in the Eucharist

From Elisabeth Prins, Pennington, KZN Deacon Godfrey Solomon’s letter “I take the Eucharist with gratitude” (September 17) was a wonderful way of explaining: “What does it mean to receive Holy Communion in the hand?” Up to now, to me it meant a matter of hygiene, or “not to point my tongue at the priest”. Today [...]

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Mercy and the Law

God’s laws are meant to lead all people to Christ and his glory — and if they do not, then they are obsolete. In fact, the scholars of the law in Jesus’ day were so wrapped up in doctrine as an end in itself that they were unable to see that Jesus was leading people [...]

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Everybody is a missionary now

Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Sunday last year pointed out that “faith is a gift that one cannot keep to oneself, but it is to be shared”.

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The Sigh of the Oppressed Creature

In all the things I’ve heard about the tragedy of the Nigerian Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, I’ve missed reference to the motives of the 110 South African visitors.

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