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Pope taps Cordileone’s auxiliary to head San Diego diocese

Mar 3, 2015 - 05:01 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed San Francisco’s native auxiliary bishop, Robert W. McElroy, as the new head of the archdiocese of San Diego.

Indian diocese joins with Pope Francis in praying for persecuted Christians

Mar 3, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday through a special candlelight prayer service.

Karachi Church urges faithful to consider God's plans during Lent – not their own

Mar 3, 2015 - 02:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Karachi, based in Pakistan's largest city, held a Lenten seminar last month to help the faithful there revitalize their faith life and to meaningfully prepare for Easter.

Father Hesburgh, legacy-building Notre Dame president, dies at 97

Mar 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- The University of Notre Dame mourned the death of its former president Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., prompting outpourings of appreciation and remembrance for his deeply influential and sometimes controversial legacy.

New statutes for economic reform are in effect at the Vatican

Mar 2, 2015 - 09:51 pm .- Statutes of the Vatican Council for Economy, Secretariat for the Economy, and General Auditor went into effect March 1, having been signed Feb. 22 by Msgr. Bryan Wells, assessor of the Secretariat of State.

The solution to North African violence – dialogue and encounter, Pope says

Mar 2, 2015 - 05:33 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations between Muslims and Christians in the region.

Pope Francis explains why judging yourself is a Christian virtue

Mar 2, 2015 - 11:06 am .- The capacity of all men to commit the most despicable of sins should inspire the self-awareness necessary to accept God's mercy and move forward in the Christian life, Pope Francis said.

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals.

The message of Jesus at the Transfiguration: Listen and follow, Pope says

Mar 1, 2015 - 10:50 am .- The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address March 1.   

Is there a 'roadmap to happiness' in marriage? New video series says yes

Mar 1, 2015 - 06:52 am .- With the family in the spotlight ahead of the Church’s upcoming Synod in October, one video initiative is confronting today's marriage crisis head-on by teaching couples to discover its beauty.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Pope puts family at the center of social justice

Feb 28, 2015 - 02:00 pm .- In an audience with the Confederazione Cooperative Italiane (confederation of Italian co-operatives) Pope Francis called for the “globalization of solidarity” which places the dignity of persons and families at the center of social justice.

The Pope who became a pilgrim: Benedict's resignation remembered

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:30 am .- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promise to remain in quiet and prayerful service to the Church and the world.

Will there be an ecology department at the Roman Curia after reform?

Feb 28, 2015 - 06:08 am .- An upcoming presentation of a Vatican-sponsored Pan-Amazonia Network may shed light on how a possible curial office for human ecology would work, if curial reform is shaped as it was presented at the Feb. 12 consistory.

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

Feb 27, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon.

The Pope's Lent retreat: Bucking tradition or just being his Jesuit self?

Feb 27, 2015 - 04:24 pm .- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells CNA the pontiff is merely being true to his Jesuit roots.

Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican

Feb 27, 2015 - 03:08 pm .- Everyone in the neighborhood outside the Vatican knew Willy Herteleer.

Pope Francis back from Ariccia with new seeds planted

Feb 27, 2015 - 06:15 am .- After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections, saying that although it’s not easy to preach to priests, seeds have been planted.

This Lent, the Pope has a message for lapsed Catholics: It's never too late

Feb 27, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to confession as a primary way to experience God's merciful embrace.

Jesuit priest's cheerful disposition kept hope alive during Afghan captivity

Feb 27, 2015 - 02:01 am .- A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for eight months said Thursday the priest never lost hope and was confident in the efforts being made to secure his freedom.

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