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The Humble Prayer of the Curé d’Ars


Pro-Life Activist Takes on the Deeper Problems Surrounding Abortion


Pope Francis: ‘With the Truth of the Gospel, One Cannot Negotiate’


Catholic Infertility Ministry Provides Community and Support


Evangelization, not proselytism: video released for August papal prayer intention (Vatican News)

Commenting on his August prayer intention (the reform of the Church), Pope Francis began, “The specific vocation of the Church is evangelization, which isn’t proselytism, no. Her vocation is evangelization; even more, the Church’s identity is evangelization.”

He also emphasized that the reform of the Church begins with the reform of ourselves, and that the Church “always has difficulties, always is in crisis, because she’s alive.”

Theme of Pope's general audience: 'There is just one Gospel' (CWN)

Resuming his weekly Wednesday general audience following a July hiatus, Pope Francis delivered his third talk on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.

Myanmar: Catholic priest, catechist abducted by armed group (Vatican News)

Members of the Chinland Defense Force (CNN coverage) abducted Father Noel Hrang Tin Thang in Chin state (map).

Bishops condemn theft and attacks on churches in Mbuji-Mayi and Kinshasa (Fides)

Mbuji-Mayi, a city of 3.4 million, is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasaï-Oriental province (map); Kinshasa is the nation’s capital.

The Central African nation of 101.8 million (map) is 52% Catholic and 43% Protestant, with 2% adhering to ethnic religions.