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Pope Francis 'angry' over media slant on women deacons

Jun 27, 2016 - 01:20 pm .- Pope Francis told journalists on Sunday that he was somewhat angered when reports emerged that the Church was allegedly paving the way for the ordination of women to the diaconate, since no such change is in the works.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016 - 08:06 am .- On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a 5-3 decision that it put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Armenia

Jun 26, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- During his flight from Armenia to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the assembled journalists aboard the papal plane. He reflected on his three-day trip to Armenia, his upcoming trips to Azerbaijan and Poland, the role of the Pope emeritus, Christian unity, and the reformation.

Pope Francis says Church must accompany gays, not discriminate

Jun 26, 2016 - 03:24 pm .- In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question on recent comments made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who said the Church must apologize to homosexual persons for having “marginalized” them.

Pope and Armenian Church leader: Crisis in the family caused by secularism

Jun 26, 2016 - 05:30 am .- In a joint declaration signed Sunday, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II expressed their shared belief that, when the family is no longer seen as sacred, it falls into crisis.

How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Jun 26, 2016 - 05:19 am .- Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the culture, Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday.

Pope to Catholicos Karekin II: 'We have embraced as brothers'

Jun 26, 2016 - 01:58 am .- Pope Francis reiterated his desire for full communion with the Armenian Apostolic Church during its divine liturgy on Sunday, the final major event of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation.

'Hate crime' case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

Jun 25, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that the cardinal’s homily warning of a “gay empire” is protected by freedom of speech.

Pope to Armenian Church: 'Let us race towards full communion!'

Jun 25, 2016 - 10:56 am .- Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday.

Is Francis the last Pope? A rare interview with Archbishop Gänswein

Jun 25, 2016 - 06:02 am .- What is Benedict XVI's own view of his historical resignation? What has the fall-out been from his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein's controversial remark on an “expanded petrine office”? What about the “Prophesy of Malachy,” which allegedly sees Francis as the last pontiff?

Faith is not a museum piece, Pope says

Jun 25, 2016 - 03:40 am .- During the first major Mass of his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis said faith is not a thing of the past, like an artifact in a museum. Rather, it is kept alive through continuous encounters with Christ.

What Pope Francis says we can learn from the Armenian genocide

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:43 am .- The catastrophe of the Armenian genocide is a lesson for all humanity, the Pope said on the first day of his visit to Armenia.

'Spirit of Ecumenism' helps promote Christian witness, Pope says

Jun 24, 2016 - 07:24 am .- Praying at the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church at the start of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation, Pope Francis praised the “spirit of ecumenism,” and its role in promoting human dignity against “grave forms of material and spiritual poverty.”

Pope Francis: Europe must ensure peaceful coexistence after Brexit

Jun 24, 2016 - 07:12 am .- Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the people” and that there is now a “great responsibility” to ensure the well being of people in the U.K. and peaceful coexistence on continental Europe.

Here's what actually happens when you fight for conscience rights

Jun 24, 2016 - 06:24 am .- Every morning, Greg Stormans contemplates a Bible verse perched in a tiny frame above his bathroom sink, which his daughter handwrote: “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

UK prelate responds to Brexit results with call to remember society's vulnerable

Jun 24, 2016 - 04:26 am .- After Britain's passing of the historic referendum to withdraw from the European Union, the UK's leading prelate stressed the need to continue working with the international community, and to ensure that the vulnerable in society remain protected.

How a sketchbook led one Chinese woman to the Catholic faith

Jun 24, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her life.

Jesuit appointed head of US religious freedom commission

Jun 23, 2016 - 05:00 pm .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has a new chairman, and for the first time, the position will be held by a Catholic priest.  

Divided Supreme Court deals a setback to immigration advocates

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:58 pm .- A divided Supreme Court allowed a hold on the Obama administration’s immigration policy to continue, disappointing Catholic advocates of immigration reform.

Trump met with Christians – so how did it go?

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:07 am .- A meeting with Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday was intended to answer the questions that some Christian leaders have about the presumptive Republican nominee.

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