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For terminally-ill seminarian, a life with suffering is not void of dignity

Oct 24, 2014 - 05:53 pm .- A seminarian is looking forward to his ordination to the diaconate this spring and the priesthood a year later, even though he was given roughly a year and a half to live back in 2008.

Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”  

Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

Oct 24, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast a protest vote, or simply not vote, one U.S. bishop has advised, with pro-life groups calling for prudence in making this decision.  

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks.  

Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments

Oct 24, 2014 - 08:38 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia rejected claims that he had harshly criticized the Vatican or the recent synod, saying that he had instead been cautioning against a public image of the synod created by media reports that distort the truth.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:51 am .- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate.  

Pregnancy centers, not politics – the future of the pro-life movement

Oct 24, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.

Vatican reorganizes Montecassino, mother abbey of the Benedictines

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:36 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Abbot of Montecassino – the first monastery built by St. Benedict – and at the same time reduced the territory for which the new abbot is responsible.  

Egyptian Christians feel safer, though Islamism still looms

Oct 23, 2014 - 08:26 pm .- While problems still exist, Christians in Egypt feel “much safer” under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a former military officer who played a key role in the coup that ousted Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013, a Catholic official said.  

We're 'just touching the surface' of St John Paul II's teachings

Oct 23, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C.

How a reproductive health pioneer became an 'instant convert' reading Humanae Vitae

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:05 am .- As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.  

Ottawa archbishop cancels event, calls for prayers in wake of shooting

Oct 23, 2014 - 09:57 am .- The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and urged Catholics to pray for all those affected by the violent act.

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Oct 23, 2014 - 05:57 am .- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.

'Don’t abandon us' – Church in Mosul 'no longer exists'

Oct 23, 2014 - 04:21 am .- Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to shepherd.  

How Catholics in Scotland are reforming marriage prep

Oct 23, 2014 - 02:04 am .- A new marriage preparation program in the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh aims to help engaged Catholics on their path to marriage by rediscovering beauty, value of the sacrament.

For DRC bishops, end to president's term limit would be 'a step backward'

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines has written to the US state department urging that it support efforts of the Congolese bishops to oppose the suggested end to presidential term limits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:35 pm .- A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq.  

Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “radical impropriety” which wrongly ignores the original song’s intent to undermine the Virgin Mary and Catholic morals, one cultural critic has said.

Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

Oct 22, 2014 - 06:01 pm .- The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all.

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

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