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Pakistani Catholics foster dialogue, fellowship with Muslims

Aug 1, 2014 - 08:05 pm .- Catholics in Pakistan reached out to the local Islamic community in an effort to promote peace between the religious groups in their nation and throughout the Middle East.

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Aug 1, 2014 - 05:18 pm .- Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.

Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

Aug 1, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths.

University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

Aug 1, 2014 - 02:22 pm .- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.

Amid resignation calls, Minn. archbishop says he will stay

Aug 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm .- Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling of clerical sex abuse, apologized Wednesday but refused to resign.

Pope surprises Jesuits for dinner on feast of Saint Ignatius

Aug 1, 2014 - 08:35 am .- In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curia expressing his desire to eat dinner with them.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014 - 04:03 am .- If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease.

Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42 am .- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Catholic charity to hold day of prayer for peace in Iraq

Aug 1, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in response to the violence threatening Christians and others in the nation.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Jul 31, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.

Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home.

Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.

US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:42 am .- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Jul 31, 2014 - 07:46 am .- Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.

Christians a fundamental part of Iraq, ambassador observes

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:16 am .- The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See has lamented the ongoing persecution of Christians by ISIS forces in Iraq, stating that they are an important and historic part of the country’s origins.

Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

Jul 31, 2014 - 04:18 am .- Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity.

Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop

Jul 31, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the harsh reality and effects of the procedure.

Giuseppe Canovai, a Roman who left a community as his legacy

Jul 31, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit spirituality.

Protestors slam global failure to save missing Nigerian girls

Jul 30, 2014 - 05:18 pm .- Gathering outside the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to mark the 100th day since the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria, protestors urged more effective action to return them home.

Change of heart toward money called crucial in trafficking fight

Jul 30, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- At a Vatican conference held Tuesday to mark the World Day against Trafficking, a U.S. diplomat emphasized that the scourge will not be ended until the economic attitudes that lead to human trafficking are changed.

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August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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