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Pope Francis visits with evangelicals in southern Italy

Jul 28, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- During his visit Monday to an evangelical Christian community in Caserta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit creates diversity and unity in the Church, so that the Church lives a “reconciling diversity.”

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:02 am .- This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes remains “undimmed” and still invites everyone to see the “light of the Gospel,” Jesus Christ.

UN committee criticized for efforts to push abortion on Ireland

Jul 26, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Assertions by members of the U.N. Human Rights Committee that Irish abortion law violates international human rights agreements is erroneous and exceeds its authority, one observer has said.

Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire, lasting peace in Gaza

Jul 24, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- In a statement issued during a special session of the Human Rights Council, the Holy See urged an immediate ceasefire and the start of negotiations aimed at a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Jul 24, 2014 - 12:04 am .- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, according to the emeritus Secretary of State.

Christian leader, friend to Pope Francis dies in motorcycle accident

Jul 21, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- Tony Palmer, a Protestant Christian leader and a close friend of Pope Francis, passed away in the U.K. on Sunday due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Catholic cultural renewal advocate Stratford Caldecott mourned

Jul 18, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passed away Thursday, weeks after Hollywood stars took to Twitter to support him in his struggle with cancer.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014 - 02:56 am .- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Papal trip to Korea should renew local Churches, priest says

Jul 17, 2014 - 01:01 pm .- In the run up to Pope Francis visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground breaking changes there in terms of peace and the Church’s service to society.

Faith leaders join in condemnation of UK assisted dying bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:18 pm .- Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill in parts of the U.K., stating that doing so violates human dignity and opens the door to coercion.

Pope says economy must fight 'throwaway culture'

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:58 pm .- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”

Bishop calls for united prayer to stop UK euthanasia bill

Jul 15, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- Warning that a proposed euthanasia bill for parts of the U.K. would mark the “catastrophic collapse” of respect for life, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, is urging a day of united prayer against it.

Berlin cardinal transferred to Germany's largest archdiocese

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has been appointed Archbishop of Cologne, the Vatican announced July 11.

Vatican appoints advisor for the Legion of Christ

Jul 14, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- The appointment of Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J., as pontifical advisor for the Legion of Christ aims to advance the renewal and reform of the troubled religious congregation.

Major Catholic global event sets sights on 'peripheries'

Jul 10, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Italy's upcoming “Meeting of Friendship among People” organized by the ecclesiastical movement Communion and Liberation has set its sights on the “peripheries” spoken of by Pope Francis.  

Vatican official praises Sr Cristina for going to 'peripheries'

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A priest at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has said Sister Cristina Scuccia, who recently won The Voice Italy, is an example of how the Church must go out to the existential peripheries.

All of us need rehabilitation, Pope Francis reminds prisoners

Jul 5, 2014 - 01:32 pm .- At a visit Saturday with the imprisoned in the Italian city of Isernia, Pope Francis stated the need of every human person for rehabilitation, and conversion to God.

Official logo, prayer for WYD Krakow 2016 announced

Jul 3, 2014 - 11:18 am .- In a press conference held earlier today in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presented the official logo and prayer for the 31st World Youth Day slated to take place there in 2016.

Opus Dei to display remains of Bishop del Portillo after beatification

Jul 1, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- The Opus Dei press office announced that the remains of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St. Josemaria Escriva, will be put on display September 29 to October 2 at the Basilica of St. Eugene in Rome.

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest

Jun 28, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- A new Italian edition of a book about the life of Father Michael McGivney tells the story of his extraordinary life as a parish priest, the inspiration that led him to found the Knights of Columbus, and the chronicle of his ongoing canonization process.

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July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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