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A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a website

Feb 15, 2015 - 04:05 am .- It is hard to ignore the fact that religious intolerance has reached a boiling point the world over in the past year or so.

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Feb 14, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system.

Pope Francis' call to new cardinals: be captivated by truth

Feb 14, 2015 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church’s newest cardinals on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit.

Marriage is what brings us together today, bishop says

Feb 14, 2015 - 07:08 am .- Beyond boxed chocolates and Valentine cards, authentic married love is a gift and blessing that brings unity to society, and it deserves support and protection, said a New York bishop.

Muslims respond to Chapel Hill shootings with prayer, calls for peace

Feb 13, 2015 - 05:50 pm .- Muslims gathered in front of the White House to pray for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting on Friday, emphasizing a message of peace and love in response to the killing.

In run-up to presidential vote, Nigerian bishop slams government corruption

Feb 13, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- Bitterly condemning “the ugly tide of corruption” in Nigeria’s government, the Bishop of Sokoto has highlighted the challenges awaiting the next administration in the wake of an election postponed due to the violence of Boko Haram.

At the consistory, a strong dedication to Vatican reforms

Feb 13, 2015 - 02:18 pm .- Reform was the watchword as cardinals met at the Vatican for briefings about the state of Vatican finances and about the work of a pontifical commission that protects minors.

'A dark day for Australia': Church laments detention of child asylum seekers

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:53 pm .- A report detailing the profoundly negative effects of the long-term detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has led Church leaders there to call the government's policy “barbaric.”

Bishop to Congress: Stop treating immigrants as 'less than human'

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:21 am .- Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona, leveled harsh criticism against the tone of some Congress members, saying that they were treating undocumented migrants as subhuman.

Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

Feb 13, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty.

A cardinal for migrants: Italy's Archbishop Francesco Montenegro

Feb 13, 2015 - 02:03 am .- Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of Agrigento still feels himself more of a priest with concern for the poor than a cardinal, even though he will be given the red biretta this Saturday.

Three countries will be represented in College of Cardinals for first time

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The different cultures represented by bishops who will be created cardinals this weekend demonstrate the Church's universality, thereby enriching the College of Cardinals, says the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Catholic Benefits Association appoints first-ever CEO

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm .- When hospitals are struggling financially, they bring in Douglas G. Wilson, Jr. to turn around their fortunes.

Latino leadership in the spotlight at intersection of Church and culture

Feb 12, 2015 - 05:18 pm .- Social justice, politics and Latino culture are three areas that are fields for evangelization, a Hispanic ministry leader told young Catholic professionals at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops urge prayer, fasting ahead of Sunday's ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the US issued a letter on Wednesday asking their faithful to pray and fast for peace, a day before a tentative ceasefire in Ukraine was agreed on which would end 10 months of fighting.

Enough talk about talking โ€“ Iraqi priest calls for action on ISIS

Feb 12, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- An Iraqi priest currently living in Rome said that those living the nightmare of ISIS are tired of hearing talk about dialogue and human rights, and are ready to see concrete action on the part of political leaders.

'A reform to promote harmony' โ€“ Pope Francis opens a much-debated consistory

Feb 12, 2015 - 02:13 pm .- A reform to promote a greater harmony in the work of the Roman Curia, in Pope Francis’ words, was the topic of discussion on Thursday, the opening day of an extraordinary consistory of cardinals held at the Vatican.

US pushing Cuba to improve record on human trafficking, State Dept. says

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:41 am .- As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human trafficking, said a U.S. State Department official.

As church-goers wane, Germany's controversial tax prompts unease

Feb 12, 2015 - 04:02 am .- While church attendees dwindle in Germany, questions have arisen once again over the controversial state-imposed church tax – and whether it's time for the country's bishops to address concerns around it.

Jail, not death: appropriate punishment according to Australia's bishops

Feb 12, 2015 - 02:03 am .- With two of their nationals on Indonesia's death row over drug trafficking offenses, the Australian bishops are appealing to the government to stay their executions by firing squad, believed to be imminent.

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