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Ukrainian dignity and determination, as a nation votes for change

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Travelling to Ukraine as the country prepared to go to the polls Oct. 26, Neville Kyrke-Smith of Aid to the Church in Need found a people traumatized by recent events and conflict, but determined to build a civil society with dignity in the borderland between East and West.

Ebola orphans and other woes: What the Church in West Africa faces

Oct 28, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in West Africa: helping people overcome panic and avert devastating social stigmas by providing accurate information.

Are you Catholic? Then stay in the Church, Pope says

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:58 am .- Pope Francis said that those waiting at the threshold of the Church without going inside are not true members of the Church which Jesus established and on whom it is built.

Asia Bibi to Pope Francis: Pray for me, your daughter

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:09 am .- A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country's blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for his prayers, saying that she trusts in God’s plan for her life.  

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Oct 28, 2014 - 04:48 am .- Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near to Christ, teaching them not only about sanctity, but about humanity, say those who were close to the late Pope.  

Martin Baani: the Iraqi seminarian who will not leave his people

Oct 28, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Bombs are falling and the sound of the explosion is sending shock and fear into the hearts of the people. Amid the sound of crying and frenzied activity, people pack up what belongings they can carry and make off into the night.

Syrian Christians, building cemeteries instead of schools

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:04 am .- As the civil war in Syria continues its fourth year, Christians who remain in the country’s capital are finding it harder just to get by – even with the help of the Maronite local Church.

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014 - 06:21 pm .- A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.  

Want to prevent threats like ISIS? Religious freedom key, official says

Oct 27, 2014 - 05:35 pm .- Promoting religious freedom abroad is vital for U.S. national security interests in preventing the rise of threats such as ISIS, said the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Monday.  

Francis inaugurates bust of Benedict, emphasizes unity of faith, science

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm .- Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis unveiled a bust of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, lauding his predecessor, and stressed the uniqueness of humanity among the created world.  

Cardinal Parolin: Without its Christian roots, Europe won't help the world

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- The European Union could be significant and helpful in solving crises around the world, but its common effort should lie in its Christians roots which are somewhat forgotten, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Friday.

You are hurting the Church if you're lukewarm, Pope Francis warns

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:14 am .- In his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Monday Pope Francis warned against the harm of “lukewarm” Christianity, calling on faithful instead to be “children of light.”

Educate, legislate, fund: three responses to Down syndrome

Oct 27, 2014 - 02:06 am .- In order to halt the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, much must be done for education, research, and legislation to help parents choose life, a panel of experts has said.

Pope calls for end to death penalty out of respect for human dignity

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech on Thursday, as well as all forms of penal punishment which violate human dignity.

Colo. bishops refute claims regarding personhood ballot measure

Oct 26, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- The Colorado Catholic bishops responded last week to a recent media campaign sponsored by Catholics for Choice against Amendment 67, saying the campaign was “riddled with inaccurate facts and statistics.”  

English bishop shares 'never failing' gift of the rosary with his diocese

Oct 26, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- Since prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary “never fail,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth is commemorating this month of the rosary by giving every parishioner in his diocese a free recording of the Marian prayer.

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world.  

Pope Francis: God's image is revealed in the face of our brothers

Oct 26, 2014 - 06:36 am .- The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable.

Twelve Iraqi priests, monks suspended for breaking vow of obedience

Oct 26, 2014 - 04:41 am .- Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako I has suspended a group of monks and priests who fled Iraq without consulting their superiors, saying a priest’s primary duty is to serve his flock wherever he is asked.  

Vatican gives global communications group official stamp of approval

Oct 25, 2014 - 06:42 pm .- In a rare move, the Vatican has officially recognized the public communications organization SIGNIS as a Catholic association, which, according to a Vatican official, happens less than once a year.

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