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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.  

How Catholics in Scotland are reforming marriage prep

Oct 23, 2014 - 02:04 am .- A new marriage preparation program in the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh aims to help engaged Catholics on their path to marriage by rediscovering beauty, value of the sacrament.

Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:02 am .- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows.

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

Oct 20, 2014 - 04:26 pm .- More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking European leaders to offer “real help” for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.  

Priest returning to Iraq: ISIS threatens the whole world

Oct 16, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- An Iraqi priest who has chosen to return to his city, which lies just six miles from ISIS-controlled territory, said that in the midst of an increasingly desperate situation, the help of world powers is greatly needed.

LGBT activist group hopes to influence family synod

Oct 15, 2014 - 12:48 am .- The start of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family has triggered a wave of activism from well-funded LGBT activist groups in the U.S. who are targeting “outspoken” Catholic bishops in hopes of changing Catholic practice and moral doctrine.  

To Archbishop Kurtz, synod a confidence boost for married couples

Oct 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The Synod on the Family is an opportunity to assure married couples they can succeed at marriage despite the many challenges facing them, according to Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville.

Vote or let Bosnia stay mired in instability, bishop warns

Oct 9, 2014 - 02:53 am .- In the run-up to national elections, the bishops of Bosnia and Herzegovina are encouraging the nation's citizens to vote for the rule of law, in hopes of bringing the country out of the instability which sparked violent protests earlier this year.  

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