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Young men at ordination: 'I can't imagine a better way to live'

Oct 3, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Transitional deacons ordained this week in St. Peter’s Basilica shared their experience of overwhelming joy in serving God, which stems from a life of sacrifice that’s worth giving everything to live.

'There is no authentic and true pastoral care against doctrine'

Oct 3, 2014 - 02:15 am .- Despite media expectations for the upcoming synod of bishops, Pope Francis will make his final decisions in his legitimate role as Pope, and will certainly carry forward a line of renewal in continuity, an archbishop and historian has said.  

Advice to new deacons: Renew your 'yes' to God every day

Oct 2, 2014 - 03:10 pm .- Cardinal Donald Wuerl ordained 43 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome as deacons, reminding them to always be open to God and to live their new ministry with joy.

Pro-euthanasia ruling axed due to plaintiff's secret suicide

Oct 2, 2014 - 12:52 am .- A woman’s lawsuit aiming to change European law on assisted suicide has been thrown out after revelations that she had secretly committed suicide three years ago, unbeknownst even to her lawyer.  

Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Oct 1, 2014 - 02:14 am .- With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message to make it artificially easy.  

New bishop of Salford, England accepts appointment with trepidation

Sep 30, 2014 - 01:48 pm .- Bishop John Arnold, who was appointed Tuesday as Bishop of Salford, said that while the move will be a new experience for him, he will seek to serve his new Church in missionary discipleship.  

Jesuits' history shows trust in God amid trials, Pope Francis says

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:00 am .- The suppression and subsequent restoration of the Society of Jesus shows the importance of discernment and trusting in God even in tribulation, rather than relying on one’s own cunning or dwelling on one’s persecution, Pope Francis reflected on Saturday.

Russian expansion endangers Catholics in Ukraine, nuncio warns

Sep 29, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The apostolic nuncio to Ukraine has urged efforts to support Catholics in the nation, warning that Russia’s expansion into the country has caused major instability and threatens a return to political persecution.

Blessed Opus Dei bishop 'knew how to serve'

Sep 26, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Ahead of the Sept. 27 beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the current head of Opus Dei recalled his predecessor as a man who was “totally available” to others and saw the importance of the laity to the Church.

Beatification of Opus Dei head sparks call for global generosity

Sep 26, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- To mark the impending beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, those attending the celebration are being invited to contribute to initiatives aimed at bringing aid and support to the people of Africa.

Albanian nun tells Pope about faith amid Communist regime

Sep 25, 2014 - 09:18 pm .- Among the powerful moments on Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip to Albania was the Holy Father’s encounter with an 85 year-old Franciscan Stigmatine nun, who recalled witnessing to the faith in the midst of the Communist regime.  

Testimony from Albania priest moves Pope to tears

Sep 25, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- With tears in his eyes, Pope Francis gave a warm embrace to Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 84, one of the last survivors of the terrible Communist persecution in Albania.  

Military chaplains: God in the trenches of Ukraine

Sep 25, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Since April, Ukraine’s eastern provinces have experienced continual military confrontation between its government, and pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces, and more than 3,200 have been killed in the conflict.  

Spanish bishop: Pope says he will not change Communion rule

Sep 25, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Amid widespread reports that Pope Francis might open the door to Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, a Spanish bishop says the Pope told him that this scenario is not possible.  

Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first place on last season’s The Voice Italy.  

Vatican, SSPX officials resume meetings on doctrinal issues

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:14 am .- Officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X on Tuesday for two hours at the Vatican to discuss matters of Church teaching.  

'You are not alone': Social media campaign supports persecuted Christians

Sep 23, 2014 - 03:26 pm .- Thousands of believers have come together to offer support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, inspired by the words of Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the personal envoy of Pope Francis to Iraq.

'Pope's mailmen' deliver dreams of 70,000 students to the Vatican

Sep 23, 2014 - 11:26 am .- Nicknamed “the Pope’s mailmen,” a group of five Argentinean fathers traveled on bicycle from Buenos Aires to the Vatican to deliver letters from 70,000 students to the Holy Father.  

Pope praises brotherhood forged among Albania's religions

Sep 22, 2014 - 11:42 am .- Pope Francis on the return flight from Albania praised the country for its youth and its “higher culture” that is “capable of building brotherhood” among Christians and Muslims.  

A delayed desire: Albanian priest waited decades for ordination

Sep 22, 2014 - 07:44 am .- An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled.

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October 31, 2014

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