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Former nuncio Wesolowski, facing sex abuse trial, dies

Aug 28, 2015 - 09:10 am .- Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic who faced criminal charges in Vatican City of possession of child pornography and pedophilic acts, has died at the age of 67.

It's not over yet: Nebraska bishops, Catholics continue to fight death penalty

Aug 28, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops have asked all people of goodwill to continue to fight the death penalty, after it won a last-minute reprieve in the state Wednesday.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

Aug 28, 2015 - 04:02 am .- The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team of scientists that has analyzed the skull of Saint Rose of Lima.

Catholic groups say this US bill could fight modern day slave labor

Aug 28, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A proposed federal bill to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the corporate supply chain is an opportunity for Catholics to speak up in defense of oppressed people around the world, its supporters say.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.

Ahead of papal visit, Cuba's Women in White fear government crackdown

Aug 27, 2015 - 02:24 pm .- The leader of a human rights group is concerned that the Cuban government will repeat its 2012 crackdown on opposition activists when Pope Francis visits the nation next month.

Catholics in Colombia assist thousands of their brethren forced out of Venezuela

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:36 am .- With thousands of Colombian residents of Venezuela being driven from their homes amid a border crisis and martial law, the bishop of a Colombian border city is encouraging his people to assist the displaced.

The modern world's biggest challenge, according to Benedict XVI

Aug 27, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former students, who has organized the annual meeting of Ratzinger's students to discuss that very topic.

Pop Artist. Provocateur. Catholic. Who was Andy Warhol?

Aug 27, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Chances are you've heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you've probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell soup cans or Marilyn Monroe's face – even if you don't know the artist behind them.

A tech company may have received whole fetuses for tissue harvesting

Aug 26, 2015 - 04:12 pm .- Is a fetal tissue supplier receiving whole fetuses from abortion clinics? That’s what one citizen journalist group claims from video of a secretly-recorded conversation released Tuesday.

Filipinos mourn the death of pioneer Bishop Francisco San Diego of Pasig

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- Catholics in the Philippines are mourning Wednesday's death of Bishop Francisco San Diego, who founded the Diocese of Pasig in 2003 and led it until his retirement in 2010.

'Teach your children how to pray!' Pope tells parents

Aug 26, 2015 - 09:27 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their children to pray.

These students with special needs have a request of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2015 - 06:21 am .- A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education.

Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:16 am .- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school students, while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.

Are Vatican officials involved in the Ashley Madison leak? Nope.

Aug 25, 2015 - 04:50 pm .- Early this week, a leak of personal data from millions of users of Ashley Madison, a website designed to arrange extramarital affairs, wreaked havoc on and off the internet.

What does servant leadership look like on a global scale?

Aug 25, 2015 - 02:14 pm .- For Catholic Relief Services' president Dr. Carolyn Woo, the way to lead others is to humbly admit when you don’t know something.

Cardinal Levada voices regrets after DUI arrest in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2015 - 11:05 am .- Cardinal William Levada, a retired Vatican official, was arrested last week for allegedly driving under the influence while vacationing in Hawaii with some of his priest friends.

Thai Catholics join in interreligious prayer service after Bangkok bomb

Aug 25, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Catholics in Bangkok gathered together with their fellow countrymen last Friday to pray for peace in the wake of the bombing at a Hindu shrine in the city which had killed 20 people and injured scores earlier in the week.

What is the devil's favorite sin? An exorcist responds

Aug 25, 2015 - 03:17 am .- Is an exorcist afraid?  What is the devil’s favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in a recent interview with the Dominican priest, Father Juan José Gallego, an exorcist from the Archdiocese of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

Will the Catholic Church have a growing role in Korean reconciliation?

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:08 am .- With an increasing number of faithful, the Catholic Church in South Korea may foster a climate of reconciliation and peace, as the nation has reportedly made a deal with North Korea to avoid military escalation after days of fire exchanged between the nations.

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