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How will the reform of marriage nullity cases proceed in Italy?

Jun 12, 2016 - 06:02 am .- With a letter sent Wednesday to the general secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Pope Francis established a bilateral working group on the reform of the process of investigating marriage nullity.

Behind Pope Francis' diplomacy is a small school with a big impact

Jun 11, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The pontificate of Pope Francis has a diplomatic style of its own, and many of his diplomats share a common source: a college and a home for disadvantaged but talented young people on scholarship called the Istitutio Villa Nazareth.

Pope Francis calls it – discrimination against the disabled is 'ugly'

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:56 am .- No single person is more valuable than another, especially when it comes to those with disabilities, Pope Francis said on Saturday,, insisting that these people have a unique richness, and that discriminating against them is “one of the ugliest things” we can do.

Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

Jun 11, 2016 - 09:37 am .- Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.

Social media, WYD, and a 'tweetable' Pope – evangelizing in a digital era

Jun 11, 2016 - 06:48 am .- As thousands of young people prepare to hit Krakow in July for World Youth Day, the race to spread the word about the event is well underway, with organizers turning to social media as a primary platform in conveying the message of a very “sharable” Pope Francis.

What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan's poverty plan

Jun 11, 2016 - 06:14 am .- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.

Pope Francis: Let’s be clear – assisted suicide is 'false compassion'

Jun 10, 2016 - 02:13 pm .- Physician-assisted suicide is part of a “throwaway culture” that offers a “false compassion” and treats a human person as a problem, Pope Francis told medical leaders on Thursday.  

Mary Magdalene – 'Apostle to the Apostles' – gets upgraded feast day

Jun 10, 2016 - 09:57 am .- Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the apostles.

Pope Francis calls young priest with cancer in Chile

Jun 10, 2016 - 06:12 am .- On Saturday, June 4, right around lunch time, Chilean priest Father Francisco Rencoret Mujica received an unexpected call.

Vatican pens new contract with global auditing firm

Jun 10, 2016 - 05:36 am .- After putting a freeze on their contract with external auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers in April, the Vatican has announced a new agreement with the company, who will now serve as an aide to the Holy See’s own internal auditing entity.

Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Jun 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.

Pope sets up group to allocate crisis funds in Ukraine

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:37 am .- After raising funds for humanitarian relief in Ukraine through a special collection in Europe, Pope Francis has established a committee to decipher the most urgent needs and get help to where it's most needed.

Young nuns? It's a trend.

Jun 9, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.

Sick, disabled to take on main roles in jubilee Mass at Vatican

Jun 9, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The sick and disabled have always held a special place in Pope Francis’ heart, and have been the recipients of some of his most tender acts as Bishop of Rome. Now they will take on the prominent roles at a Mass for the Year of Mercy at the Vatican.

With assisted suicide legal, LA archbishop calls for end of life care

Jun 9, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics and others must take action to show they will care for the ailing, not aid in killing them.

Death of young Catholic motorcyclist mourned in Spain

Jun 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Known for kneeling to pray an 'Our Father' before his races, renowned motorcyclist Luis Salom died June 3 after an accident while practicing for Spain's Grand Prix.  

Archbishop Chaput warns of 'drastically' unjust Pennsylvania bill

Jun 9, 2016 - 03:01 am .- A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims,  says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

As Ramadan begins, Chaldean patriarch prays for Iraqi Muslims

Jun 9, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Iraqi Muslims celebrating Ramadan will have the prayers of Chaldean Catholics, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon has said.

Meet the Papal Ninja who's taking a hit TV show by storm

Jun 8, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- Two minutes and thirty seconds is all it took for Sean Bryan to complete the Los Angeles qualifier round of American Ninja Warrior.  

Death penalty under fire as Supreme Court takes disabled man case

Jun 8, 2016 - 03:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the death sentence of a man whom lawyers claim is intellectually disabled, in a case that could decide how states administer the death penalty.

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