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A new public appearance by Benedict XVI? Maybe so, his secretary reveals

May 23, 2016 - 11:49 am .- Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

In seismic meeting, Pope Francis embraces top Sunni imam

May 23, 2016 - 10:09 am .- Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move which is being seen as a step toward reopening dialogue between Christians and Sunni Muslims.

What to say to Trump? Conservative Christian leaders want a conversation.

May 23, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Evangelical and socially conservative leaders are planning a meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to discuss their concerns and decide on future action.

Could this save Catholic marriage prep?

May 22, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- With high divorce rates among Catholic couples – and marriage rates plummeting among millennials – Church leaders are scrambling to address the problem.  

Holy Trinity calls us to solidarity with others, Pope says

May 22, 2016 - 08:20 am .- The feast of the Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit to enriching our everyday relationships by promoting communion, consolation, and mercy, Pope Francis said during his weekly Sunday Angelus address.

Teen girls cancel Disney World trip to see Pope Francis instead

May 21, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Dozens of teen girls in Paraguay had planned to celebrate their 15th birthday – or Quinceañera – at Florida's Disney World.

Vatican: recent stories about Benedict XVI and Fatima secrets are 'absolutely untrue'

May 21, 2016 - 09:40 am .- The Vatican announced today that recent articles claiming that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI said that the Third Secret of Fatima was not released in its entirety back in 2000 are “pure inventions” and “absolutely untrue.”

How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?

May 21, 2016 - 06:01 am .- Recognizing the difference between a person who's possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest.

Pope Francis clarifies question on diocesan religious institutes

May 20, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- Pope Francis issued a binding clarification of a question regarding Canon Law and the establishment of new diocesan Institutes of Consecrated Life on Friday.

US bishops find widespread compliance in abuse prevention audit

May 20, 2016 - 04:08 pm .- In their annual report on nationwide measures for the protection of minors, the U.S. bishops found extensive diocesan cooperation with recommended standards.

Pope Francis offers prayers following EgyptAir plane crash

May 20, 2016 - 09:58 am .- Pope Francis has voiced his prayers and condolences to all those affected by the apparent crash of an EgyptAir plane in the Mediterranean Sea Thursday morning.

A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

May 20, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start of Cartagena city council sessions as well as local educational institutions.

Hook-up culture is making women miserable, study finds

May 20, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Leah Fessler considers herself a feminist.

Exploiting workers is a form of trafficking, Pope Francis says

May 19, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- During his Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis preached a warning to the rich who oppress the poor, focusing on employers who accumulate wealth by misusing those who work for them.

That time Jesus appeared in the sky of Mexico

May 19, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes.

Indian Foreign Minister: Fr. Tom is safe, soon to be released

May 19, 2016 - 01:23 pm .- Fr. Tom Uznunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by extremists in March is alive and close to being released, according to Indian government officials.  

Pope Francis to meet top Sunni imam at the Vatican

May 19, 2016 - 09:08 am .- An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a new step in Catholic-Muslim relations.  

Your job is to give voice to the suffering, Pope tells new ambassadors

May 19, 2016 - 07:40 am .- As six new ambassadors to the Holy See presented Pope Francis with their credentials, the pontiff stressed that as representatives of their people, they must be the voice of those suffering from tragedies.

Are we less free than a 1950s housewife? A look at contraception

May 19, 2016 - 03:02 am .- What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.

Marianist priest suspended after sex abuse allegations at Long Island school

May 19, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry over credible allegations of sexual abuse, his religious order stated on Friday.

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