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After centuries of persecution, 'lost' Brazilian Jews struggle to regain their place: Descendents of Jews forced to convert to Christianity are reclaiming their lost faith. With a rabbi's help and new genealogy tools, the Bnei Anusim, or "children of the coerced," have taken their first steps to be fully recognized as Jews again.
From Nigerian refugee to Capuchin priest: right where God needs him: "When I share my story, I'm saying if I can stand here today, you can stand here tomorrow."
Tim Busch, co-founder of the Napa Institute, writes, "Pope Francis called for an 'all-out battle' against the scourge of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and bishops. Now the Holy Father is making meaningful progress in the fight to protect the innocent and purify the church, and he deserves praise for his strong leadership": New papal sex abuse policy will help restore trust
Young Voices columnist Mark Piper, playing make-believe with his children, imagines what he would do if he were pope for a day.
Listen to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's May 26 homily here: The message that we all must proclaim is not dramatic
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