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Make friends with your congressman – and you just might get to see the Pope

Jul 30, 2015 - 09:49 am .- The final plans are set for the public’s chance to watch Pope Francis’ Sept. 24 address to Congress live at the U.S. Capitol.

Bishop advises cautious optimism for a Catholic future in Boy Scouts

Jul 30, 2015 - 06:01 am .- A leading bishop in Catholic scouting says Catholics should continue to be involved in the Boy Scouts and work to ensure good youth outreach and consistency with Church teaching in response to a national policy change that allows gay leaders.

Could 'British values' push jeopardize Catholic education in the UK?

Jul 30, 2015 - 03:02 am .- Some Catholics in Great Britain are concerned the push for “British values” in schools, meant to counter Islamist extremism, could harm sincere religious believers and burden Catholic schools, rather than advance human dignity.

Will Vatican officials face term limits?

Jul 30, 2015 - 01:02 am .- A fixed term mandate for Vatican officials serving in the Roman Curia was among recent proposals for the Vatican's ongoing reform process, and will likely be discussed at the Sept. 14-16 meeting of the Council of Cardinals.

Catholics in India mourn Abdul Kalam, the much-loved 'people's president'

Jul 29, 2015 - 09:06 pm .- Catholics in India have joined their confreres in paying tribute to and praying for APJ Abdul Kalam, who served as the nation's president from 2002 to 2007 and was beloved by Indians across religious and cultural divides.

Cardinal Dolan slams Trump's 'virulent' immigration remarks

Jul 29, 2015 - 04:11 pm .- For Cardinal Dolan, the “virulent strain” of American nativism is not a thing of the past – it's alive, well and seeded in presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent remarks on the topic of immigration.

'Women Betrayed' by Planned Parenthood speak out against abortion giant

Jul 29, 2015 - 04:10 pm .- Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they see as betrayal of the nation’s women at the hands of Planned Parenthood.  

Pope Francis to handpick new doctor ahead of Cuba, US trip

Jul 29, 2015 - 06:03 am .- As the five-year term for Pope Francis' personal doctor comes to an end, the Pope is expected to choose a new one soon who will accompany him during his upcoming visit to Cuba and the United States.

'Shadow council' speaker pushes Church acceptance of contraception, gay sex

Jul 29, 2015 - 03:01 am .- Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding any acts as intrinsically evil.

LGBT grant-maker wants to win religious liberty fight within three years

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:31 am .- A leader in LGBT grant-making has told business leaders that he wants to shut down the political fight for religious freedom exemptions in the U.S. within three years.

Asia Bibi's case shows need for interreligious dialogue in Pakistan, priest says

Jul 28, 2015 - 04:44 pm .- A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, and has emphasized the importance of dialogue between Muslims and Christians.

The Francis effect takes hold at a notorious Bolivian prison

Jul 28, 2015 - 04:39 pm .- Pope Francis’ July 10 visit to a prison in Bolivia was just one of several dozen events over the course of the recent papal trip to Latin America.

African leaders counter Obama's 'ideological colonization' in Kenya

Jul 28, 2015 - 02:25 pm .- U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in Kenya this weekend – a practice Pope Francis has referred to as “ideological colonization.”

Why this former rock journalist authored a book about chastity

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm .- One day, when Dawn Eden was 31 years-old, she ventured into the section of a bookstore that she had never visited before. 

Exclusive: Essure victims plan hunger strike in front of FDA during Pope's visit

Jul 28, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Last month, it looked like the thousands of women who have suffered detrimental side effects from the birth control device “Essure” were finally being heard.   

How an anti-discrimination bill could end up discriminating

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:04 am .- A bill in Congress that brands itself as fighting discrimination might end up doing the exact opposite, said legal experts last week.

Knights of Columbus unveil new campaign to aid Middle East Christians

Jul 27, 2015 - 08:04 pm .- As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution – especially in the Middle East – the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight.

Will religious Boy Scout troops be tolerated when ban on gay leaders ends?

Jul 27, 2015 - 05:08 pm .- The Boy Scouts of America is moving to change its leadership standards in order to allow openly homosexual adult leaders and volunteers. While the organization promises that individual church-affiliated councils can choose their own leaders, at least one critic warns the move will expose churches to further pressure.

High price tags and ugly secrets – how surrogacy preys on poor women

Jul 26, 2015 - 04:03 pm .- Women from a poor demographic have become an increasing interest in the multi-billion dollar surrogate industry, with most mothers being forced or coerced into volunteering as a surrogate.

With a tap on an iPad, Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2016

Jul 26, 2015 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis has invited the youth of the world on pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016--and on Sunday he became the first pilgrim to register himself.

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