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Give primacy to God, Pope says

Jul 26, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at the center of their lives.

Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Jul 26, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with evangelical denominations since his time in Buenos Aires.

Violence in Nigeria has 'no boundaries' now, archbishop says

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups.

Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Jul 25, 2014 - 11:19 am .- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria.

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Jul 25, 2014 - 10:22 am .- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014 - 06:16 am .- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Jul 25, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The three subjects of a new documentary, "Desire of the Everlasting Hills", have shared their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church.

Pakistani Catholics, Muslims cooperate to extinguish fire at friary

Jul 25, 2014 - 02:01 am .- When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put out the blaze.

Ceasefire signed in Central African Republic conflict

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Rival factions in the Central African Republic signed a ceasefire on Wednesday in hopes of halting the deadly violence, but it is unclear whether it will be effective.

Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will ultimately be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

EWTN to open new studio at Orange County cathedral

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- On Thursday, EWTN Global Catholic Network announced it has begun construction on a television studio on the West Coast, located on the campus of the Diocese of Orange's Christ Cathedral.

New auxiliary bishop for US Syro-Malabar eparchy named

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago.

Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire, lasting peace in Gaza

Jul 24, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- In a statement issued during a special session of the Human Rights Council, the Holy See urged an immediate ceasefire and the start of negotiations aimed at a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Christians' future

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:50 am .- Following the effective expulsion of Christians from the city of Mosul by Islamists last week, a prominent local abbot has voiced the need for concrete action supporting Christians in Iraq.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Jul 24, 2014 - 06:44 am .- A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her family Thursday, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:23 am .- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014 - 02:12 am .- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.

John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Jul 24, 2014 - 12:04 am .- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, according to the emeritus Secretary of State.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Jul 23, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Australians mourn those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly their 27 nationals, one of whom was a religious sister.

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