Thursday, March 16, 2017

US exorcists: Demonic activity is on the rise

Nigeria's bishops call on government to defend human rights

At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of their country, lamenting humanitarian crises including violence at the hands of Boko Haram and other extremist groups, poverty, government corruption, and a lack of respect for human rights or dignity.

Among horror stories from Syria, a woman's unborn baby was cut in half

By Matt Hadro
As the Syrian Civil War begins its seventh year, Syrian doctors told members of Congress of the “unspeakable horrors” they have witnessed while serving patients in Aleppo.

Pope Francis: It's a grave sin to lay people off carelessly

Business is obliged to protect peoples' dignity – and those who lay off employees solely for economic gain commit a serious sin, Pope Francis told employees of a TV platform in Italy.

What Pope Francis did when guards tried to stop these Chinese pilgrims

Pope Francis greeted and blessed a group of pilgrims from China who broke protocol and approached him during the Wednesday general audience.

'I had to flee for my life' – The reality of being a Syrian refugee

By Adelaide Mena
Omar al-Muqdad wanted to help the Iraqi refugees who were displaced from their homes in 2004. He volunteered to help with refugee resettlement, aiding those who came in finding housing, clothing and schools in Syria, where he lived.

Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: 'Don't forget us'

By Mónica Zorita
Almost one year has passed since a devastating earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016: more than 660 died and many thousands lost their homes and livelihoods.

How to love well according to Pope Francis: it starts with God

by Hannah Brockhaus
On Wednesday Pope Francis warned against the hypocrisy that comes from believing that the ability to genuinely love others is based on our own efforts or goodness, rather than being only and always a gift from God.

US exorcists: Demonic activity is on the rise

By Patti Armstrong / National Catholic Register
There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Although steps are being taken to increase the number of exorcists, demand is still outpacing supply.

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