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Activist insists Assad and ISIS aren’t the only choices for Syria Activist insists Assad and ISIS aren’t the only choices for Syria

Activist insists Assad and ISIS aren’t the only choices for Syria

Monday 14 November 2016

By John L. Allen Jr., Crux Now
 
Looking at images of carnage and mayhem flowing out of Syria today, especially the ferocious fighting over the city of Aleppo, it’s clear that the country is in crisis, and it often feels difficult to make a compelling case for hope that there’s any future beyond bloodshed and heartache.
 
Difficult, that is, until you meet someone like Abdul Karim Rihawi.

Pictures of mercy: How pope, Caravaggio bring Matthew 25 to life

Friday 11 November 2016

By Carol Glatz Catholic, News Service
 
Pope Francis' Year of Mercy has been a refresher course for Catholics — a reminder and an inspiration to follow Jesus' command to show compassion through works of mercy. While the pope has spent his whole pontificate offering Gospel reflections and teachings on mercy, nothing stands out more than the memorable real-life examples he has given with his own outreach.
 

Video: Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘Guard Your Hope’

Friday 11 November 2016

By Deborah Castellano Lubov, Zenit

Guard and take care of your hope, and do not be swayed by ‘show or entertainment religion’ that constantly seeks novelty and revelations. According to Vatican Radio, during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today, Pope Francis made these exhortations, comparing this type of ‘religion’ to fireworks that impress us at first, then sizzle out.
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