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Education to love: the real issue for the next Synod on the Family

Nov 12, 2014 - 02:03 am .- The lack of a proper 'education to love' is the major issue at stake with regard to family – being more compelling than the issues of the divorced and remarried or same-sex attracted persons, Msgr. Livio Melina has stressed.

Italian bishops' television pulls invite to trans-sexual activist

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- Following protests from viewers, the Italian bishops' conference-run TV station has withdrawn an invitation to a popular Italian trans-sexual and LGBT activist to take part in its prime-time show.

Top Vatican jobs: The 'Francis effect' on the Roman Curia

Nov 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- The latest round of major appointments to top positions in the Vatican hierarchy shows that change is afoot as Pope Francis puts his stamp on the Roman Curia.

Cardinal Scola: Universities can play crucial role in family synod

Nov 9, 2014 - 04:37 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Scola holds that pontifical universities are the ideal place where issues at stake in the Synod of Bishops – which will discuss families next autumn – can be more deeply understood and developed.

Ruins of the Berlin Wall: what they whisper 25 years later

Nov 9, 2014 - 04:05 am .- What remains of the Berlin Wall discloses a subtle yet stark reminder for civilization to not “look to walls as solutions,” says German priest Father Bernd Hagenkord, S.J.

Save Catholic clinics in Africa – they may be the only ones to fight Ebola

Nov 7, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Caritas officials have urged that in facing the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, efforts should be focused on keeping Catholic clinics open because they are the best-equipped in the region.

Pray – with your iPhone? How one mobile app unites users in prayer

Nov 6, 2014 - 08:40 pm .- A social network focused on connecting the world in prayer has launched a mobile application enabling people from across the globe to unite and track their petitions and prayers.  

Spanish nurse survives Ebola, thanks God for recovery

Nov 6, 2014 - 02:49 pm .- Upon announcing her recovery from Ebola, Spanish nurse Teresa Romero said Wednesday that she praises God for her life and holds no ill will against anyone for having contracted the disease.  

Exorcisms on the rise: Occult activity sparks 'pastoral emergency'

Nov 6, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Catholic experts say occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level.

For German bishops mercy comes at a price, critics charge

Nov 6, 2014 - 02:04 am .- As Cardinal Walter Kasper prepares to receive an award and give a speech at The Catholic University of America later today, a storm is brewing.

Faith in the time of annexation: A tough choice for Crimea's Church

Nov 4, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, religious groups there – aside from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) – are facing persecution, and restrictions on their ministry.

Will Pope Francis' visit to European Parliament be a wake-up call?

Nov 4, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to European Parliament and the Council of Europe may serve as a wake-up call to Europe to adjust its role in the world, an expert in international relations told CNA Oct. 30.

Vatican astronomer yawns at frenzy over Pope's Big Bang words

Oct 30, 2014 - 03:26 pm .- A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.

Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.

Ukrainian dignity and determination, as a nation votes for change

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Travelling to Ukraine as the country prepared to go to the polls Oct. 26, Neville Kyrke-Smith of Aid to the Church in Need found a people traumatized by recent events and conflict, but determined to build a civil society with dignity in the borderland between East and West.

Ebola orphans and other woes: What the Church in West Africa faces

Oct 28, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in West Africa: helping people overcome panic and avert devastating social stigmas by providing accurate information.

Cardinal Parolin: Without its Christian roots, Europe won't help the world

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- The European Union could be significant and helpful in solving crises around the world, but its common effort should lie in its Christians roots which are somewhat forgotten, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Friday.

English bishop shares 'never failing' gift of the rosary with his diocese

Oct 26, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- Since prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary “never fail,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth is commemorating this month of the rosary by giving every parishioner in his diocese a free recording of the Marian prayer.

Cardinal Nichols clarifies, dispels media portrayals of synod

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:21 am .- After returning from the 2014 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has clarified that the meeting was focused upon reaching out to those in difficulty, rather than changing doctrine.  

Vatican reorganizes Montecassino, mother abbey of the Benedictines

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:36 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Abbot of Montecassino – the first monastery built by St. Benedict – and at the same time reduced the territory for which the new abbot is responsible.  

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