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Catholics join outrage over sale of sacred Native American items

May 30, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Native Americans say a French auction house should return their sacred objects set to go on sale, and they have an ally in Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, N.M.

George Clooney among celebrities honored by Pope Francis

May 30, 2016 - 08:08 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis praised Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere at a conference promoting a Vatican education initiative that helps poor communities.

How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

May 30, 2016 - 06:32 am .- When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein.

Archbishop Shevchuk on the 'silent war' no one cares about

May 29, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- It's a conflict that's been raging in Ukraine for two years, costing thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. But the international community seems to have largely forgotten about it.

Pope Francis to author new book answering teens' questions

May 29, 2016 - 11:52 am .- After becoming the first Pope to author a children's book earlier this year, Pope Francis will soon come out with another, based on his responses to questions posed by youth through a new online platform.

Pope Francis asks kids to join Syrian children in praying for peace

May 29, 2016 - 06:19 am .- Millions of children have either been killed, displaced or orphaned as a result of Syria’s ongoing, bloody civil war.

How a music professor became a papal knight

May 29, 2016 - 05:07 am .- Growing up in a modest home in southern California, Leo Nestor never imagined that his love of music would one day lead to him becoming a papal knight.

Want to be a good servant? Be generous, Pope Francis tells deacons

May 29, 2016 - 03:52 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated a special jubilee for deacons, telling them that a good servant is one who forgets themselves, letting go of their own plans and humbly placing their lives at the disposal of those to whom they are called to minister.

These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

Death of refugee girl frames Pope's heartbreaking talk with youth

May 28, 2016 - 09:54 am .- The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis' address to some 400 children who on Saturday had traveled to the Vatican from the southern Italian region of Calabria.

Pope Francis meets with Singapore's president at the Vatican

May 28, 2016 - 06:58 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with the president of the Republic of Singapore, marking 35 years of diplomatic relations between the Southeast Asian country and the Holy See, and the first ever state visit by a Singaporean president to a Pope.

Iraqi refugee children make First Communion in Erbil camp

May 28, 2016 - 05:13 am .- On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil, providing a silver lining to an otherwise bleak situation.

Cardinal Capovilla remembered as close friend of Saint John XXIII

May 27, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the closest collaborator of the sainted “Good Pope John” for ten years.

Pope Francis met with Orionines today. Who are they?

May 27, 2016 - 11:55 am .- When Pope Francis met with the Sons of Divine Providence – also known as the Orionine Fathers – on Friday, he urged them to be faithful to the charism of their founder, St. Luigi Orione. So what is this charism?

Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

May 27, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice this week.

Did Facebook 'blacklist' religious news in their trending topics?

May 27, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Earlier this month, a report from Gizmodo dropped the equivalent of a social media bomb – several former Facebook employees said the company routinely suppressed conservative news in the social media giant's “trending news” section.

Holy See backs global health goals, says 'leave no one behind'

May 27, 2016 - 12:57 am .- The Vatican has voiced support for global health care goals and has said that Catholic institutions are committed to combating problems like communicable diseases.

The Philippine president-elect's shocking insult to Catholic bishops

May 26, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country's bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians.

Deportation could be a death sentence, bishops warn as raids increase

May 26, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Renewed immigration raids against women and children fail to recognize the severity of situations faced by migrants, who leave Central America to escape death, the U.S. bishops said.

Pope Francis' message for Corpus Christi: Let yourself be broken for others

May 26, 2016 - 11:44 am .- In breaking bread for his disciples Christ gave an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken for the good of others, Pope Francis said on the feast of Corpus Christi, explaining that it is the Eucharist which gives us the strength to do this.

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