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Death with dignity: A friend recalls last minutes of John Paul II's life

Apr 27, 2015 - 04:02 am .- A once avid outdoors-man whose final years were marked by disability and suffering, Saint John Paul II witnessed to what it truly means to die with dignity, says a close friend who was with him until the end.

Ireland's defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Apr 26, 2015 - 03:58 pm .- Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to have a mother and a father.

Pope to new priests: Don’t be a peacock

Apr 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s.

Pope Francis assures Nepal earthquake survivors of his closeness and prayers

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:06 am .- Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal which has claimed thousands of lives.

Pope Francis talks about his soccer ‘skills’

Apr 26, 2015 - 06:25 am .- Pope Francis is a well-known soccer fan. But what was unknown until now is that when he was a young boy the future Pope was a “patadura”--someone who is not very good at kicking the ball. He himself admitted this in a brief interview with the online sports news site TyC Sports of Argentina.

For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.

Archbishop Kurtz on March for Marriage: Sacrament is much more than "adult friendship"

Apr 25, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- A diverse crowd of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered in front of the US Capitol to speak and stand in defense of marriage on Saturday.

Pope Francis offers prayers for victims of massive Nepal earthquake

Apr 25, 2015 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a massive earthquake that shook Nepal and surrounding areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday morning, according to a report from Vatican Radio. 

A shepherd who smelled like his sheep – Chicago faithful pay final respects to Cardinal George

Apr 25, 2015 - 05:42 am .- As Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was laid to rest Thursday, religious and lay members of the archdiocese revered him as a caring shepherd who wouldn’t let cancer get in the way of his ministry.

Armenian genocide beckons for a new start in Turkey, historian says

Apr 24, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- On the day marking 100 years since the systematic killing of over a million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman authorities, a Catholic historian insists that peaceful coexistence is possible today in Turkey.

Pope Francis meets with gay French ambassador nominee

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis met April 17 with Laurent Stefanini, the openly gay foreign service officer named by France to be ambassador to the Vatican.

New Greensburg bishop seeks to emulate Francis' focus on mercy

Apr 24, 2015 - 05:14 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that Fr. Edward C. Malesic of Harrisburg, Penn. has been nominated to lead the Greensburg diocese, a role he wishes to carry out by imitating Pope Francis’ compassion.

Leader, son, friend: Cardinal George remembered through the eyes of his superior

Apr 24, 2015 - 04:23 am .- A strong leader, yet humble. Approachable, yet not preoccupied with a desire to be liked. A high-ranking prelate and intellectual powerhouse, yet a friend to the poor who embraced the sufferings in his own life.

Bishop: Boko Haram is spreading to Cameroon – while the world looks the other way

Apr 24, 2015 - 01:23 am .- A bishop in Cameroon has sent out an urgent message that the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is increasingly spreading into his country – but that media around the world are paying no attention.

Cardinal George praised at funeral for faith, conviction, courage in suffering

Apr 23, 2015 - 01:04 pm .- Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George received everything good from God and these gifts must now be passed on by those who mourn him, said the homilist at his funeral on Thursday.

Senate reaches compromise on abortion funding in trafficking bill

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:19 am .- After six weeks of gridlock, members of both parties in the Senate bridged a disagreement over abortion funding in a new human trafficking bill by dividing up funding streams for the new project.

Galveston-Houston's vicar for clergy tapped to lead Victoria diocese

Apr 23, 2015 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday that Fr. Brendan Cahill, Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been named bishop for the diocese of Victoria, Texas.

What happens when beautiful street art meets a Rome ghetto?

Apr 23, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in creating an outdoor art exhibit designed to place beauty at the center of an impoverished neighborhood.

Marriage march in DC expects diverse, wide-ranging support

Apr 23, 2015 - 03:53 am .- People from a variety of faiths and backgrounds will unite in Washington, D.C., April 25 to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the third annual March for Marriage.

Spanish film brings story of 'Three Rebel Monks' to life

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the Cistercian Order by three saints who strove to recover the poverty, simplicity and austerity of the early monastic era.

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