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The confessional is not a “laundromat” Blessed shame

May 3, 2013

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2013-04-29 L’Osservatore Romano The confessional is not a “laundromat” that removes sins. It is not “a torture session” where beatings are inflicted. Confession is indeed a meeting with Jesus when we can feel his tenderness. We must approach the sacrament without tricks or half-truths, but with mildness and cheerfulness, trusting and armed with “blessed shame”, […]

Doctor willing to abandon baby from failed abortion sparks protest

May 3, 2013

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By Adelaide Mena Washington D.C., May 2, 2013 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life activists protested outside the clinic of a Washington, D.C., abortionist who admitted during an undercover interview that he “would not help” any infant that survives an attempted abortion procedure. Melissa Ohden, a survivor of an attempted abortion, spoke at the May […]

New exposé at late-term abortion clinic

May 3, 2013

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CWN – May 02, 2013 A new undercover investigation by Live Action has produced a videotape in which an Arizona abortionist says that she would not attempt to save the life of a baby who survived a late-term abortion. Abortionist Laura Mercer tells a Live Action reporter, posing as a woman seeking an abortion, that […]

NEW’ BASILICA AT A POINT WHERE HEAVEN HAS TOUCHED EARTH

May 3, 2013

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Every once in a while, Heaven reaches down to touch the earth. That was clearly the case with architect Antoni Gaudi and his designs for a towering church — now a basilica — called Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. It has been described by journalists (including 60 Minutes) as one of the most extraordinary architectural […]

Pope tells young to ‘swim against the tide; it’s good for the heart’

May 3, 2013

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POPE-CONFIRMATION Apr-29-2013 By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Administering the sacrament of confirmation to 44 people, including two teenagers from the United States and two from Ireland, Pope Francis encouraged them to “swim against the tide; it’s good for the heart.” In a partially improvised homily at Mass April 28 in […]