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A new look for the canonization process under Pope Francis?

NCR Today: Pope John Paul II has a reputation for being the pope who liberally canonized people, but I'm beginning to wonder if Pope Francis is going to outdo him.

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Upcoming Synod of Bishops is about more than just marriage and family

A Roman Observer: For his first column, Robert Mickens, a longtime Vatican observer, tells us what to expect when the synod on the family opens this weekend.

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People

'Surf City' Franciscan rides the waves

On Sept. 7, Huntington Beach, Calif., held the seventh annual Blessing of the Waves, with more than a thousand people attending the interfaith event. That included Fr. Christian Mondor, an 89-year-old...

Global

CNEWA disburses $1.8 million to 24,000 families in the Middle East

The Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency based in New York City, issued an update Tuesday in the form of a press release on its work to aid families in need in the Middle East.

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Spirituality

The hidden face of Thérèse of Lisieux

Celebration Publications: Thérèse of Lisieux, in her brief but intense contemplative life, brought the flame of divine love to earth in her own heart.

Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley talks divorce, remarriage, and Communion

Grace on the Margins: "As we gain wisdom ... our hope can be that we -- the whole church -- will find healing words that will both strengthen marriages."

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The hidden face of Thérèse of Lisieux

Celebration Publications: Thérèse of Lisieux, in her brief but intense contemplative life, brought the flame of divine love to earth in her own heart.

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Morning Briefing

NCR Today: Let's go, Royals! Domestic violence awareness; Francis meets Middle East envoys; Catholics tussle with high school athletics. 

 

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September 26-October 9, 2014

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