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The suffering of Syria's Christians taught him how to be a priest

May 18, 2016 - 12:25 am .- Father Rodrigo Miranda is a priest from Chile. But it was in Syria, among the oppressed Christian community, that he learned what it really meant to be a priest.

Polish rallies seek stronger protections for unborn children

May 17, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Thousands of Polish pro-lifers have called on parliament to pass a bill that would further restrict abortion in the country.

How the Little Sisters find joy despite their ongoing court case

May 17, 2016 - 03:38 pm .- If you are a Christian, your life should not be a perpetual Lent – this was the message of the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor at a prayer breakfast on Tuesday.

Don't let fear keep you from World Youth Day, cardinal says

May 17, 2016 - 01:39 pm .- With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that “there is no danger” and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.

You have the right to practice your faith, Pope Francis says in new interview

May 17, 2016 - 09:59 am .- In a new interview focused heavily on migration and dialogue with Islam, Pope Francis touched on growing concerns surrounding the hot-button topic of religious freedom.  

Pro-soccer player turned priest reunites with fans in Chile

May 17, 2016 - 06:04 am .- With a Mass celebrated in the chapel where he used to pray, former soccer star Chase Hilgenbrinck was reunited recently with the faithful, friends and fans – not as a soccer star, but as a priest.

Hoax or history? The communist smearing of Cardinal Stepinac

May 17, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Was the controversial Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac a target of decades-long communist smears and disinformation? One researcher of the period says the facts can counter false claims about the beatified cardinal's wartime record.

US House passes big upgrades to international religious liberty law

May 16, 2016 - 05:08 pm .- A significant upgrade to a landmark religious freedom law passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday afternoon.

Against death penalty, Pfizer bans drug sales for lethal injections

May 16, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- The drug company Pfizer has announced it will no longer sell drugs for use in lethal injections because it objects to their use in executions.

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to the words of Pope Francis in offering a positive path to young people.  

Breaking: Supreme Court sends Little Sisters' case back to lower court

May 16, 2016 - 08:53 am .- In a unanimous May 16 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has sent back to the lower courts a challenge to the federal contraception mandate raised by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

For Pope Francis, missionary work is 'love without limits'

May 15, 2016 - 05:59 pm .- On Pentecost, Pope Francis praised missionary work as a massive work of mercy based on the desire for everyone to be saved and loved.

A young woman chose to be euthanized, and the reason why is awful

May 15, 2016 - 04:00 pm .- A Dutch woman in her 20s was euthanized after her mental health condition was declared “insufferable” by a team of doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands, according to recently released reports from the Dutch Euthanasia Commission.  

Pope Francis: the Holy Spirit makes Jesus' teaching come to life

May 15, 2016 - 04:35 am .- On the solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit, rather than giving a new message, brings Jesus’ timeless teachings to life and helps us to both understand and live it throughout our lives.

We were made to be God's children, Pope says on Pentecost

May 15, 2016 - 02:51 am .- Although sin separates us from God, Pope Francis stressed on the feast of Pentecost that we haven’t been left as orphans, but that thanks to Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can reconcile with the Lord and continue to live as his children.

Everything can be taken from you – except your conscience, says former political prisoner

May 14, 2016 - 05:54 pm .- Everyone must be true to their own conscience, a religious freedom advocate and former political prisoner told a gala audience on Thursday.

Nearing 50 years of legal abortion, U.K. pro-lifers take a stand

May 14, 2016 - 03:50 pm .- Thousands of men, women, and children took to the streets of Birmingham on Saturday to take a stand for the unborn and be witnesses to their community.

Pope Francis: You can't love your pet more than your neighbor

May 14, 2016 - 06:06 am .- People in need deserve more love from us than the animals do, Pope Francis has said.

Generate new models of economic progress, Pope urges business leaders

May 14, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Economic worldviews based only on material well-being cannot contribute to dignified labor and new models of economic progress are needed, Pope Francis told a gathering of business experts on Friday.

Why Pope Francis' visit matters to Armenians

May 13, 2016 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia this summer comes at a poignant time in the country’s history.

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