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Jan 16, 2017 - 04:44 pm .- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions which exist about the interpretation of Amoris laetitia, Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family.
Jan 15, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- As colder weather settled over Rome last week, two area charities have found ways to reach out to those without food or shelter during the cold winter nights: one by turning a church into a temporary shelter, another by partnering with a newly-opened McDonald’s near the Vatican.
Jan 13, 2017 - 11:31 am .- As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come out with a new set of pastoral guidelines allowing divorced-and-remarried persons in certain cases, after “honest discernment”, to receive Communion.
Jan 12, 2017 - 10:25 am .- After former Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager was dismissed in early December, many have pinpointed the decision to a contraception scandal related to a project he was overseeing.
Jan 10, 2017 - 09:08 pm .- The Dominicans have posted on their social media a greeting for the 110th birthday of Sister Marie Bernadette, “the oldest Dominican sister in the world.”
Jan 8, 2017 - 04:25 pm .- Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.”
Jan 4, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- An Italian priest from northern Italy has been accused of pimping out some 15 women, as well as organizing and filming orgies in his rectory.
Jan 4, 2017 - 11:08 am .- Last week's opening of a McDonald's in a Vatican-owned property just around the corner from St. Peter's Square has been both welcomed and decried by Rome's locals.
Jan 2, 2017 - 11:37 am .- Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a detox center for those with drug addictions. Social services had already taken temporary custody of her first child, as she was in no condition to take care of her.
Jan 2, 2017 - 05:08 am .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.
Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 am .- While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ’s victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one’s sins is so great that it keeps people away from the sacrament?  
Dec 26, 2016 - 08:05 pm .- Ten years ago, Benedict XVI visited the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, which houses an image of the face of Christ which some believe to be the Veil of Veronica.
Dec 26, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost exclusively on getting ordained or being placed in high ranking, decision making positions.
Dec 26, 2016 - 10:02 am .- As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person.
Dec 23, 2016 - 02:27 pm .- Need to find confession nearby at the drop of a dime? There’s an app for that.
Dec 23, 2016 - 09:01 am .- The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries.
Dec 22, 2016 - 03:52 am .- For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is one thing consistently left out of the conversation: the clients – who they are and how they are dealt with.
Dec 20, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- You might have heard of Phil Mulryne, a Manchester United footballer who's shared the field with David Beckham and brought fame to Ireland with 27 caps – international appearances – in his athletic career.
Dec 20, 2016 - 09:09 am .- For both skeptics and believers, miracles have captivated people’s attention for thousands of years.
Dec 20, 2016 - 04:03 am .- Recognizing the difference between a person who's possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest.

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