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Pope Francis charges Christians – lose comfort, go to peripheries

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm .- In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said that God does not discriminate about who is invited to his banquet, and called on Christians to abandon their comforts and go toward the marginalized.

IUDs for teens? Endangering, not empowering, docs say

Oct 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen girls to avoid pregnancy, saying that it sends an unhealthy message.  

Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

Oct 12, 2014 - 04:17 am .- In his thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of two Canadian saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out of himself, boldly bringing God’s message of love to all without distinction.

Americans help moderate synod discussions

Oct 11, 2014 - 03:43 pm .- The Synod of Bishops has begun breaking into small discussion groups, with Americans Cardinal Raymond Burke and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz serving as two moderators of the first round of discussions.

Sheer 'barbarism' against Middle East families must end

Oct 11, 2014 - 03:35 pm .- The Synod of Bishops on Friday denounced “barbaric” violence in the Middle East, saying the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt offers a sign of hope and reconciliation for all families suffering due to armed conflict.  

Who leads the fight against gay discrimination in Nigeria? The Catholic Church, prelate says

Oct 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm .- The Catholic Church in Nigeria has been at the forefront in fighting against discrimination towards persons with same-sex attraction, says Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, who adds that media coverage of the Church has been imbalanced.

Still doesn't cut it, bishops say on latest mandate tweak

Oct 11, 2014 - 06:44 am .- Despite another wave of changes to the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops’ conference says that the regulation still fails to respect religious freedom.    

Can death be beautiful? A response to Brittany Maynard

Oct 10, 2014 - 06:00 pm .- Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1.

Teen Malala's Nobel prize sparks pride in Pakistani bishop

Oct 10, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Malala Yousafzai has received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 – making her the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious award and prompting local Archbishop Joseph Coutts to laud the “great honor” she's bestowed on the country.

Waiting for the decisive second half of the Synod on the Family

Oct 10, 2014 - 02:54 pm .- The Synod of Bishops on Friday entered its decisive second phase, with the formation of small groups which are to come to decisions which will be synthesized into the synod's concluding “relatio.”

No secret to sanctity: JPII exhibit teaches universal call to holiness

Oct 10, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- A state-of-the-art exhibit at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine will show that the late Pope’s example of holiness is for every person, not a privileged few, the shrine’s executive director said.  

Be on your guard – the devil never rests, Pope Francis warns

Oct 10, 2014 - 06:57 am .- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis encouraged faithful to guard their hearts by doing a daily examination of conscience, saying that we if we don't, we risk letting the devil in rather than the Lord.

Cardinal shines light on migration, marriage prep in family synod

Oct 10, 2014 - 04:32 am .- The effects of migration and poverty upon families, the pastoral care of children, the Eucharist in connection to our understanding of marriage: these are a few of the themes which Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, hopes to see raised during the Synod on the Family currently underway in the Vatican.  

Supreme indecision on marriage redefinition

Oct 10, 2014 - 01:01 am .- Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay on a “gay marriage” court decision in Idaho, marriage advocates are imploring the Supreme Court to reject the judicial redefinition of marriage.

Papuan bishops launch gameplan to transform society

Oct 10, 2014 - 12:03 am .- At a recent Mass, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands revealed a roadmap for pastoral planning to guide the the transformation of their societies.

'Justice and mercy cannot be separated': Three synod proposals emerge

Oct 9, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- As three proposals emerged from the synod of bishops to reform the process of marriage annulment, a participant in the synod has stressed that a narrative putting justice on one side, and mercy on the other, “is not a good way to speak about the issue.”

'Our Church is in danger': Catholics in Aleppo, Homs

Oct 9, 2014 - 03:26 pm .- Sister Maria of Nazareth has committed herself to an extraordinary mission. The Argentine nun from the Institute of the Incarnate Word has been living in Aleppo, Syria, for the past two months, ministering to a traumatized Christian community in the former million-strong metropolis in the north of the country, which has suffered some of the worst violence of the three year-old civil war.

Backing 'Humanae vitae' a prime goal for bishops' synod

Oct 9, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- With Paul VI due to be beatified at the end of the Synod on the Family, his teaching on the regulation of birth in Humanae vitae has been re-launched by the synod fathers, presenting the teachings in a positive way.

The rosary – pray it, don't just say it, priest exhorts

Oct 9, 2014 - 11:56 am .- Catholics praying the rosary must rediscover the contemplative nature of the prayer and not just recite it speedily if they wish for it to truly transform their lives, said a Dominican priest in the nation’s capital.    

For Liberia's faithful, only Christ offers hope amid Ebola panic

Oct 9, 2014 - 11:51 am .- With hundreds dead from the devastating Ebola virus and no signs of relief on the horizon, one archbishop in Liberia says the people’s faith is what helps them maintain hope.  

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