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Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate.

What the Church can do about the powder keg of US racial tensions

Beneath the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are deep-rooted societal conflicts that are boiling over, say local leaders, and the Church has an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciliation.

Be brothers and sisters for peace, Pope tells Europe

Pope Francis said Tuesday that brotherhood and a spirit of mutual service are needed to overcome conflict, telling the Council of Europe that both the continent and Christianity have special roles to play in this work.

Reject 'false hope' of violence, archbishop implores after Ferguson ruling

The Archbishop of St. Louis rejected violent responses to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who killed a teenager, asking instead for prayer and action to solve underlying community problems.

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Washington state matchup: Religious liberty vs. Plan B

Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules.
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The Pope sides with the Gospel, not political ideologies

Pope Francis has said he aims to express the social doctrine of the Church, not the views of partisan political philosophies, suggesting it is reductionistic to say otherwise.
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The challenge of human rights recognition in Europe

While Pope Francis was applauded at the European Parliament on Tuesday at his mention of children “killed even before being born” as among the victims of a “throwaway” culture, the European Court for Human Rights has said regulating the treatment of infants born-alive after late-term abortion is outside its competence.
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Is dialogue with terrorists a lost cause? Pope Francis says no

Speaking to journalists in-flight on his way back from Strasbourg, Pope Francis touched on dialogue with extremist terrorists – saying that although it's difficult, the door is never completely closed.
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Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.
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Saint Squanto? A Catholic Thanksgiving hero

Did you know that Squanto, the Native American hero who saved the pilgrims from starvation on their first Thanksgiving, was a Catholic? Neither did I, until I watched Dr. Taylor Marshall lay out the facts in his latest Youtube video. Squanto was enslaved by the English – by John Smith, so be exact. You remember John [...]
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The plight of Christians in Turkey, ahead of Pope Francis' visit

Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Turkey has become the destination—or passage way—for hundreds of thousands of refugees, many of them Christians.
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The Church isn’t static – she’s a pilgrim on a journey, Pope says

Pope Francis in his weekly general audience said that the Church on earth is on a pilgrimage to heaven guided by the Lord, who will lead us to the fullness of joy and truth at the end of time.
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On Guard Against Displeasing Thee

by Halee Cross

For the month of September I spent my days imagining the perfect answer. “Hi, I’m Halee and I’m a ____”. With each career to which I mentally applied, I sighed because it was unrealistic...
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When missionaries are hungry

by Marianna Bartholomew

A young pastor just collapsed at his Third-World mission altar. I heard the news from a dear friend of this priest’s, also a missionary and pastor of another mission on the Bay of Bengal....
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A grateful Thanksgiving

by Bishop James D. Conley

Like most of you, I’ll gather around a table this Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I’ll have the privilege of being with my mother, my sister and her husband, and my favorite niece and...
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Is it ever acceptable to call a nun 'miss'?

by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

This question is the least profound – and most peculiar – that your columnist has had to deal with recently.  In a world in which proper etiquette and protocol are going you-know-where...
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