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ROME – Today's women religious belong to "a long line of courageous women" whose faith in God and love for humanity led them to put their lives at risk, said Sister Patricia Murray, an Irish member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The good doctors: Fighting to keep morality in the age of the quick fix in medicine

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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, described a physician’s career this way: “Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous and judgment difficult.” So, who in their right mind would want to be a doctor?

Once abandoned himself, Kenyan man now cares for thousands of children

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WASHINGTON – Charles Mully has had an incredible life story. And he's not finished yet.

The Kenyan-born Mully, 68, was abandoned by his family when he was 6 years old. For a decade, he scratched out a living for himself. At age 16, he encountered Christ in a personal way and later became a successful businessman, but he ditched it all to establish the Mully Children's Family, a home to shelter kids who had been abandoned like he once had been.

HopeStone retreats put spotlight on youth

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Stacey Leitmann was preparing herself for a tough day.

Deacons stay true to vision

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When 33 men took the bold step in 1972 to prepare for ordination into the permanent diaconate for the Catholic Church in Canada, they were preparing themselves for ministering to their communities.

Saskapriest’s ministry finds online audience

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Fr. Darryl Millette is one social media savvy priest. He podcasts his homilies, has over 3,000 followers on Twitter and extends his ministry through a cleverly named blog — Saskapriest.

Travellers’ extra luggage a real life-saver

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When the suitcase from Not Just Tourists arrived in northern Ghana, it was like Christmas for the local clinic doctor.

A love that is louder than noise

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As a child, I wanted to be famous. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to be well known or revered. Rather, I wanted my life to matter. In my limited childhood understanding, fame was the reward for a life that mattered.

Alemão brothers find common ground in vocation

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You might think that two brothers who ended up studying for the priesthood in the same seminary at the same time would have a lot in common.

St. Augustine's class of 2017 ready to join priesthood

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Eleven graduates from Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary were introduced at this year’s Ordinandi Dinner, including the Alemão brothers (read their story here). Here are profiles of the others to be ordained this spring.

Faith Connections fills the youth ministry gap

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Young adults ministry can be difficult to facilitate, but Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara says this is precisely why this ministry is essential.