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Religious liberty at center of Pope's meeting with Iranian president

Jan 26, 2016 - 09:28 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for the first time, an encounter that focused heavily on human rights, religious freedom, and an end to the spread of terrorism.

The Angel of Dachau: Pope Francis declares concentration camp priest a martyr

Jan 26, 2016 - 06:03 am .- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.

Pope calls for concrete acts of mercy this Lent

Jan 26, 2016 - 04:37 am .- In his 2016 Lenten message, Pope Francis called the faithful to place special emphasis on the spiritual and corporal works of mercy this Lent, taking into account the current Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Pro-Woman. Pro-Life. Is there really a contradiction?

Jan 26, 2016 - 03:01 am .- “Women’s liberation.” “Women’s rights movement.” “War on women.” For many, the buzzwords surrounding the intersection of feminism and the pro-life movement call to mind a conflict between the two campaigns. However, for many of those involved in the pro-life movement, pro-life and feminist goals are aligned, not opposed.

Keep working for peace, US bishops urge as Middle East crises continue

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The multiple crises in the Middle East show the need for continued peacemaking and humanitarian efforts, the U.S. Catholic bishops have told foreign policy leaders in the Obama administration.

UPDATED: Grand jury indicts leaders behind undercover Planned Parenthood videos

Jan 25, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted the leaders behind the undercover videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s role in offering fetal tissue for compensation. The grand jury had been investigating alleged misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

In Los Angeles, thousands rally to build a city that celebrates life

Jan 25, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The dignity of every human life was the focus of a major pro-life event in Los Angeles on Saturday. More than 15,000 people joined speakers, religious leaders and entertainers to encourage outreach to those in need.  

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

Jan 25, 2016 - 03:05 pm .- The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from forced abortions in mainland China, according to one pro-life activist.

Christians are united by mission and conversion, Pope Francis reflects

Jan 25, 2016 - 11:54 am .- Pope Francis on Monday marked the conclusion of the Week for Christian Unity, saying all Christians are united by the call to conversion and the mission to proclaim the Gospel.  

Pope will go to Sweden for Reformation anniversary, Vatican announces

Jan 25, 2016 - 05:34 am .- Pope Francis will take part in an ecumenical ceremony in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Vatican announced Monday.

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

Jan 24, 2016 - 04:36 pm .- The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and spent 11 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit. The medical bill was over $200,000.

Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

Jan 24, 2016 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church.

Young people in London hear Catholic view on sex and love

Jan 24, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Helping young Catholics engage their culture on matters of human dignity and sexuality – based on the writings of St. John Paul II – was the aim of a recent symposium held in the heart of London.

Priest: Pray for jihadists' conversion – one of them could be a future St. Paul

Jan 23, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence.

This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood!

Jan 23, 2016 - 04:02 am .- The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making the Japanese warrior one among nine other causes that advanced toward sainthood.

Monster storm can't keep massive crowds from March for Life

Jan 22, 2016 - 01:36 pm .- Despite weather forecasts calling for what might end up being the worst blizzard in over a century, tens of thousands flooded the nation’s capital Friday to support the dignity of life.  

In speech to Rota, Pope Francis shows annulment conditions aren't loosening

Jan 22, 2016 - 11:38 am .- In his annual speech to the Holy See's main court on Friday, Pope Francis affirmed the indissolubility of marriage and clarified that poorly developed “personal faith” is not itself a grounds for finding that a marriage is null.

Make your life a Nativity set, Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Jan 22, 2016 - 09:15 am .- Pro-lifers must make their lives a Nativity scene where they provide a welcoming witness and  see Christ in the faces of the unborn, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said at the Jan. 21 March for Life vigil Mass in Washington, D.C.

Why are more civilians dying in war? Nuncio says global community must act

Jan 22, 2016 - 06:08 am .- The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations has said that the entire international community is implicated “in one way or another” in the rise of civilian deaths in modern warfare.

What's the first step to good communication? Listening, Pope says

Jan 22, 2016 - 05:53 am .- For Pope Francis, the ability to listen is the first requirement for good communication, which is something he said should never exclude, but must provide an encounter rooted in mercy and welcome.

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