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"For each one of you, as for the apostles, the encounter with the divine Teacher who calls you friends may be the beginning of an extraordinary venture: that of becoming apostles among your contemporaries to lead them to live their own experience of friendship with God, made Man, with God who has made himself my friend."

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His Open Arms Welcomed Me - Paul Thigpen

The Conversion Story of former Evangelical Pastor, Dr. Paul Thigpen.

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Obama's executive order and the danger of reliance on federal contracts - Catholic Culture
Perhaps Obama's "unprecedented and extreme" recent executive orders will help awaken the American hierarchy to the fact that this administration is not—to put it mildly—a reliable partner.

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If the pope is planning to visit the City of Brotherly Love next fall what’s the big deal?

Pope Francis and the Evangelicals - patheos
Sandro Magister reports here on Pope Francis’ outreach to Evangelical Christians.

Immigration Approach Avoids Emotionalism - NCRegister
Church teaching on immigration articulates a framework for thinking — rather than merely emoting — through the immigration issue in a manner consistent with Catholic concerns for liberty, justice, human flourishing and the common good.

Pope to leaders of wars: "Stop!" - AsiaNews
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says the pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq, and Ukraine.

The Atlantic: What happened to all those Catholic rites? - Get Religion
Long-time GetReligion readers, do you remember that typology that a wise, older priest — a veteran of life inside the DC Beltway — gave me a few years ago that proposed that there are essentially four kinds of American Catholic voters?

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