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Rebuilding in Ecuador after April quake complicated by poverty
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
AMA, Ecuador (CNS) -- Ask Jose Santos about the earthquake that struck the northern coast of Ecuador in April and he paints a vivid picture.

"The ground moved like waves on the ocean," he recalls, while a pall of sulfurous-smelling haze rose over the town.

Santos' welding shop collapsed, destroying the tools on ...

Gates of mercy difficult to enter with bloated pride, pope says
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The "narrow gate" to salvation described by Jesus isn't narrow because God is oppressive, but because pride bloats Christians and prevents them from entering God's merciful embrace, Pope Francis said.

Christians "must seize the opportunities of salvation" and not waste time on trivial things before the gate is closed, the pope said before ...

Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
Monday, August 22, 2016

ROME (CNS) -- In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.

"She was very human -- she loved chocolate, she loved ...

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