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Catholic vote is important, but less predictable than in the past
Thursday, August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Is there a Catholic vote?

Well, yes. Kind of.

Voting patterns show Catholics vote much like the rest of America, with minor swings one way or the other, depending on the candidate and the state.

Nevertheless, the Catholic vote still is important, as syndicated columnist, political commentator and Georgetown University professor ...

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 ...

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