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What do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox disagree about, anyway?

Jun 30, 2016 - 03:08 am .- With the Eastern Orthodox wrapping up their “pan-Orthodox Council” this past weekend, it might be a good time to take a look at the factors that separate Catholics from their sister Churches in the east.

ACLU targets grants for pro-life groups that aid migrants

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:01 am .- Catholics and other groups that receive grants to care for immigrants are in the sights of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.

SSPX clarifies: Canonical recognition not its primary concern

Jun 29, 2016 - 02:25 pm .- After indications of progress toward reconciliation earlier this year, the head of the Society of St. Pius X stated Wednesday that canonical recognition is not what the priestly society primarily seeks.

For Thailand Catholics, God's mercy exceeds limits of illness

Jun 29, 2016 - 06:54 am .- Hundreds of sick and physically challenged people marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy in Thailand with a special procession through the Holy Door of the cathedral in the Diocese of Chanthaburi.

Pope Francis mourns victims of 'heinous' attack on Istanbul airport

Jun 29, 2016 - 04:30 am .- During his Wednesday Angelus address Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Tuesday’s deadly attack on an Istanbul airport, asking that God would convert the hearts of those who choose violence.

Prayer is the 'way out' of a closed heart and mind, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2016 - 03:15 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said helps in staying open to God’s surprises, rather than closing in on oneself.

'An ominous sign' – Supreme Court refuses to hear Washington pharmacy case

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:11 am .- The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a conscience rights case raised by pro-life pharmacy owners came with a stark warning from the three dissenting justices who voiced concerns about the future of religious liberty in the U.S.

He escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat, and now he's a bishop

Jun 28, 2016 - 03:44 pm .- In the 1970s, a teenager boarded a boat to escape the cruelty of war in his homeland of Vietnam. He landed as a refugee in a foreign land.

Prayers, rubber boots needed in wake of deadly West Virginia floods

Jun 28, 2016 - 02:30 pm .- Heavy storms dumped more than nine inches of rain in much of West Virginia last week, with the resulting floods killing at least 25 people and damaging or destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

Catholic, Orthodox Churches united by mercy, Pope says

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:46 am .- Catholic and Orthodox Churches find unity in God's mercy and in the responsibility to spread the Gospel, Pope Francis said Tuesday to a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Benedict XVI to Francis: 'your goodness is a place where I feel protected'

Jun 28, 2016 - 06:22 am .- On Tuesday, Benedict XVI gave his second public speech since his final day as Pope, expressing gratitude for a lengthy priesthood and for Pope Francis' “goodness,” which he said moves him deeply.

This 400 year-old saint's story won big at a Rome film festival

Jun 28, 2016 - 06:03 am .- When EWTN director James Kelty produced a film about the first Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha, he didn’t know that it would be recognized at one of the largest Catholic film festivals in the world.

California leaders are threatening Catholic colleges. Again.

Jun 28, 2016 - 03:02 am .- A bill that strips longstanding legal protections for religious colleges and universities is underway in the California legislature – and some say it will imperil Catholic education unless changes are made.

Miami archbishop faults rush to blame Catholicism for Orlando shooting

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:02 am .- In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has countered another bishop’s claim that religion, including Catholicism, often “breeds contempt” for gays, lesbians and transgendered people.

These photos of a dying nun went viral – and here's why

Jun 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers.

Supreme Court ruling blasted for pro-abortion bias in Texas ruling

Jun 27, 2016 - 04:35 pm .- In striking down Texas’ regulations of abortion clinics, the Supreme Court showed favoritism toward the supposed “right to abortion” over states’ interests in the health of women and normal court proceedings, critics said Monday.

Pope Francis 'angry' over media slant on women deacons

Jun 27, 2016 - 01:20 pm .- Pope Francis told journalists on Sunday that he was somewhat angered when reports emerged that the Church was allegedly paving the way for the ordination of women to the diaconate, since no such change is in the works.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016 - 08:06 am .- On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a 5-3 decision that it put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Armenia

Jun 26, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- During his flight from Armenia to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the assembled journalists aboard the papal plane. He reflected on his three-day trip to Armenia, his upcoming trips to Azerbaijan and Poland, the role of the Pope emeritus, Christian unity, and the reformation.

Pope Francis says Church must accompany gays, not discriminate

Jun 26, 2016 - 03:24 pm .- In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question on recent comments made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who said the Church must apologize to homosexual persons for having “marginalized” them.

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