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What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Jun 15, 2016 - 02:57 pm .- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen's beatification cause could soon be moving forward

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:58 am .- The stalled beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen could soon resume, thanks to a petition by his family members weighing in on where he should be buried.

Charisms help the Church answer life's challenges – Cardinal Müller

Jun 15, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was issued to help the Church in her mission of providing answers in the face of difficulties, the congregation's head said on Tuesday.

Are you 'bothered' by the cry of the poor? If so, it’s a problem, Pope says

Jun 15, 2016 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.

There's a generation that didn't know John Paul II – this film is for them

Jun 15, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.

They died for the faith: 115 Spanish Catholics recognized as martyrs

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:35 am .- Pope Francis has officially recognized 115 Catholics who were killed during the Spanish Civil War out of hatred of the faith.

Judge drops charge against Planned Parenthood investigator

Jun 14, 2016 - 02:00 pm .- A county court on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor charge against the man responsible for undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, although a related felony charge is still pending.

Here's how Benedict XVI will celebrate his 65th anniversary as a priest

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:13 pm .- On June 29 Benedict XVI will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – a milestone he will commemorate in a special ceremony with Pope Francis inside the Vatican’s apostolic palace.

Pope greets graduates of Rome course on protecting minors from abuse

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:38 am .- The first graduates of an international diploma course on safeguarding minors received a special greeting from Pope Francis, who encouraged the students and faculty to be courageous in their work against sexual abuse.

Vatican insists new lay movements are nothing to be afraid of

Jun 14, 2016 - 06:46 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog has issued a new document affirming that while some might be hesitant in the face of new lay movements in the Church, they are a “great gift” in ecclesial life.

Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

Jun 14, 2016 - 06:39 am .- In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was brutally attacked after a recent student march, with masked individuals stealing and smashing a large crucifix from the building.

The sacrifice of Chiara Corbella: 'Yes, Enrico, the Cross is very sweet'

Jun 14, 2016 - 03:13 am .- In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo – who died after rejecting medical treatment in order to save her unborn child – spoke about his wife's joyful faith in the face of terminal illness.

ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

Jun 13, 2016 - 05:38 pm .- After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union pointed their finger toward Christians in blame.

New adult stem cell therapy stops, reverses symptoms of MS

Jun 13, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A risky adult stem cell clinical trial in Canada has proven effective in stopping and even reversing the symptoms in patients with severe cases of multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease of the immune system that is often untreatable.

The UN ruled that Ireland's abortion ban violates human rights

Jun 13, 2016 - 03:18 pm .- Pro-life groups in Ireland are charging that a United Nations human rights committee contradicted its mission when it ruled that the Republic of Ireland’s laws against abortion violated a woman’s rights.

Don't become immune to poverty, Pope tells UN's food agency

Jun 13, 2016 - 05:50 am .- In a world where information is brought instantly to our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly anesthetized to the suffering brought about by poverty, Pope Francis told the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Is the situation in Nigeria about to get much worse?

Jun 12, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing refugee crisis throughout the region, a new report claims.

Pope horrified by deadly attack in Orlando

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:37 pm .- Pope Francis has offered his prayers and compassion for those affected by Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:19 am .- Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.

Pope: Disabled persons should be loved, not hidden from society

Jun 12, 2016 - 06:59 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis denounced the increasingly prevalent mentality which claims that sick and disabled persons cannot be happy, and should be kept out of sight of society. In reality, he said, true happiness is achieved by our capacity to love.

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