Misc: The Catholic Catalogue Shares Beauty of Faith Practices

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Melissa Musick and Anna Keating

Wondering where the illustrated chapters from our website have gone? Well, we’re excited to announce that our book has found a home with Penguin Random House’s religious imprint Image, and they’ve asked us to save them for the book’s release. Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick writes about The Catholic Catalogue, both the website and the book project, for OSV Newsweekly. Read her article here: Project Shares Beauty of Faith Practices

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TCC Radio: Why We Cheat and Lie | Ted Radio Hour

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Behavioral economist Dan Ariely on why we cheat and lie. Interestingly, he found that people reminded of the Ten Commandments on a regular basis, before given an opportunity to cheat, did not cheat at all. Listen to the story on The Ted Radio Hour here: Why We Cheat and Lie

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Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

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Philosopher, author, and atheist, Alain de Boton writes in the Wall Street Journal about the dangerously addictive properties of internet pornography. He writes, “Only religions still take sex very seriously, in the sense of appreciating the power of sex to turn us away from our sincerely-held priorities. . . Religions may be mocked for being prudish, but far from it.” Read it here: Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

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Popes: They’re Just Like Us!

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis decided to have lunch in the cafeteria for Vatican employees today. Read about his surprise visit from The Washington Post here: Today’s Lunch Special: Pope Francis. More good news, the Holy See has confirmed that Papa Frank will be visiting Philadelphia in September 2015.

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Misc: Meriam Ibrahim Meets Pope Francis in Rome

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Meriam Ibrahim arrives in Rome

The Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith flew into Italy this morning and met with Pope Francis. Read the story from Christianity Today here: Meriam Ibrahim Meets Pope Francis in Rome. More from The Washington Post here: Christian woman once sentenced to death for her faith meets Pope Francis. See photos of their meeting after the jump:

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