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At 85, Pope Benedict is more inspiring than ever

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility By Francis Phillips The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo) Reading the very moving testimony of Pope Benedict XVI on his 85th … Continue reading

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How one woman came to see that ‘not being a burden’ is a horrible trick of the mind

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life By Francis Phillips I have just read a perturbing book. Entitled An Exclusive Love, it tells the story of an elderly, professional Hungarian couple, resident in Copenhagen, who committed suicide … Continue reading


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Medjugorje – A reasoned article from the Catholic Herald

Over the past 25 years, millions of Catholics have flocked to the Bosnian town of Medjugorje — where, it was commonly asserted, the Blessed Virgin Mary was appearing regularly — for a religious experience. Despite appeals from the local bishops, … Continue reading

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