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Paris' stunning Sainte-Chapelle gets a makeover โ€“ with lasers

May 21, 2015 - 02:37 pm .- Known for its ornate rose window and towering stained glass glory, the thirteenth century Sainte-Chapelle in Paris has finally been pieced back together after a seven year laser-cleaning project.

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe: Controversial thinker and new Vatican consultant

May 21, 2015 - 11:10 am .- Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, a Dominican priest who led his order for ten years and has stirred controversy in the past for his stance on certain ecclesial issues, was appointed May 16 as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

A priest's powerful impact on the New York Times' David Brooks

May 21, 2015 - 04:02 am .- New York Times columnist, best-selling author and all-around pundit David Brooks has made headlines recently for his bold new book making the case for a societal return to morality.

Is Islam a religion of war or peace? Both โ€“ and Muslims must decide, priest says

May 21, 2015 - 12:05 am .- Following last week's online release of an audio message from the caliph of the Islamic State, one expert says the group's understanding of Islam calls on all Muslims to re-evaluate Islamic history.

Is economic growth the enemy of saving the environment? These Catholics say no

May 20, 2015 - 04:07 pm .- In an international forum on economic growth and environmental sustainability, Catholic leaders and experts in the field argued that rather than being opposed, the two go hand-in-hand, and can lead to greater prosperity all-around.  

A journey of pain and healing: one US Marine's prayer at Lourdes

May 20, 2015 - 02:09 pm .- After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his wife and son this month to pray for healing and restoration from chronically painful injuries.

Pope Francis to parents: Come out of 'exile' and educate your children

May 20, 2015 - 10:41 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children – a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction.

Converted by love, not ideology: An archbishop's reflection on Dorothy Day

May 20, 2015 - 03:02 am .- Last week, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told scholars at the Dorothy Day Conference at St. Francis University that the social activist was not converted by ideology, but by love.

Nearly every House member voted for this anti-human trafficking bill

May 19, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday establishing a fund for victims of human trafficking and strengthening federal and state enforcement against trafficking.

Brooklyn diocese receives two new bishops from Pope Francis

May 19, 2015 - 04:48 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday named two priests to become auxiliary bishops of the Diocese of Brooklyn: Monsignor James Massa and Father Witold Morziewski.

Boston bomber gets the death penalty โ€“ how should Catholics respond?

May 19, 2015 - 03:42 pm .- The death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a legitimate use of state authority, even if Catholics may disagree with it, said a moral theologian in the nation’s capital.

Pope Francis: Are you ready for your final goodbye?

May 19, 2015 - 02:27 pm .- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis focused on many different “goodbyes” that happen during life, and asked whether attendees were ready for the final, most important farewell before going to the Father.

Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

May 19, 2015 - 10:15 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy, although he clarified that no concrete plans have been made.

These twin friars are taking it to the streets - and your TV - to save souls

May 19, 2015 - 04:01 am .- It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother Innocent.

For Pope Francis, the laity must be formed for their mission in the world

May 19, 2015 - 02:04 am .- Speaking to the Italian bishops' general assembly on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to support the laity through Christian formation, so that they can assume their proper responsibilities in the public square.

US bishops: without disarmament, nuclear weapons still threaten peace

May 19, 2015 - 12:48 am .- The U.S. bishops have urged more action to ensure nuclear disarmament and to combat the proliferation of nuclear weapons

Beware of 'white-gloved' terrorism, Pope tells Middle East nuns

May 18, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- One day after canonizing the first two Palestinian saints since the early days of Christianity, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from the Holy Land – urging them to pray for peace against “white-gloved terrorism” and persecution.

Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

May 18, 2015 - 02:51 pm .- As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no surprise that Pope Francis should also dedicate this year to the consecrated life.

For Arab Christianity, new women saints give encouraging example

May 17, 2015 - 06:38 pm .- The Catholic Church’s celebration of the canonization of two new women saints from Palestine on Sunday helps recognize both women’s important role in Arab culture and Arabs’ important role in Christianity.

At Lourdes shrine, 'wounded warriors' can pray for peace and healing

May 17, 2015 - 04:00 pm .- Military service members’ annual pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes can be a time of healing and peace, especially during the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the head of the U.S. Archdiocese for Military Services has said.

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