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Vol. 45, No. 36 (February 11, 2016):

  • The Eucharist is an intense encounter with Christ and "a major challenge to the whole of humanity" as a "beacon of human equality," Cardinal Charles Meung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, says as he opens the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines.

  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, urges teachers to counter the Islamic State's online recruitment of vulnerable Catholic secondary school students.

  • There can be no confusion "between the family desired by God and any other kind of union," Pope Francis says at the opening of the judicial year of the Roman Rota.

  • At an ecumenical prayer service in Rome, Pope Francis apologizes for any injuries Catholics may have inflicted on other Christians while asking Catholics to forgive any hurts they may have suffered at the hands of other Christians.

  • Jesuit Father Drew Christiansen says building parish relationships by developing a culture of encounter and dialogue is essential to forming adult Christians.


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