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After deadly prison riot in Mexico, archbishop asks for prayers

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:38 am .- Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot that took place at a local prison that left a tragic toll of 52 dead and 12 injured.

Latest undercover abortion video talks about 'group purchasing program'

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:15 am .- A new undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress highlights a major North American abortion group and its role in the transfer of baby parts, possibly for money.

More allegations emerge as Mount St. Mary's controversy boils

Feb 11, 2016 - 03:42 pm .- Amid uproar over comparing struggling students to bunnies that should be drowned or shot, Mount St. Mary’s University president is now under fire for criticizing expressions of the Catholic faith at the school.

The silent reform of Benedict XVI's papacy

Feb 11, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- In his new book on Benedict XVI, Vatican journalist Marco Mancini argues that while the retired pontiff became known for his shocking resignation three years ago, his real legacy began far earlier.

Vatican: No, bishops are not being told to cover up abuse

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:42 pm .- Media reports are wrong to claim that the Vatican is telling new bishops that they don’t have to report sexual abuse, Holy See spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.

What does an 'Ice Mass' look like?

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:17 am .- When snow falls on the campus of Michigan Tech University, Catholic students don't stay boarded up in their dorm rooms with cups of hot chocolate.

Dating has died at college - but this campaign hopes to revive it

Feb 11, 2016 - 06:18 am .- On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring back authentic relationships, especially to college campuses where dating seems to be a thing of the past.  

What you think you know about human trafficking is probably wrong

Feb 11, 2016 - 03:57 am .- Human trafficking. It’s been called “modern-day slavery” and a “silent epidemic.” It affects tens of millions every year and yet remains largely in the shadows – even within the United States.

Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate and the Holy See have been working on such an event for decades.  

This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

Feb 10, 2016 - 07:12 pm .- A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.

A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

Feb 10, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.  

Lent is a time of pruning and reconciliation, Pope Francis says

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:24 am .- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to let go of selfish and indifferent attitudes, returning to God with the help of prayer, penance and acts of charity.

If mercy doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not real, Pope says

Feb 10, 2016 - 06:05 am .- For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during Jubilee years throughout scripture.

A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Feb 9, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- Even though the Satanists lost, they won.

Cover sinners with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show the tenderness of God’s love to those who confess to them during the Jubilee.

Cardinal council wraps up prep work on new Vatican departments

Feb 9, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- As Pope Francis' ongoing process of reform continues to move forward, his council of advisers have finished their proposals for two new Vatican departments, which would merge several others together.

How to be a great confessor – Pope Francis' advice for priests

Feb 9, 2016 - 12:19 pm .- Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the start of the Lenten season.

Young, white Americans are addicted to this (and what Catholics should do about it)

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:00 am .- When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy Flanigan, an HIV specialist at Brown University medical school in Providence, R.I.

High-ranking American in Vatican 'humbled' by appointment as nuncio

Feb 9, 2016 - 02:07 am .- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana.

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Feb 8, 2016 - 03:23 pm .- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said.

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