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Spain's pro-life bill hailed as growing European trend

Feb 17, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- A new bill in Spain to re-establish limits on abortion and assert the state's right to protect unborn children is a step forward in the larger pro-life movement growing across the continent, a European legal expert says.

Examine your conscience well, Pope tells Roman parishioners

Feb 16, 2014 - 01:39 pm .- While making a pastoral visit to Rome's St. Thomas the Apostle parish today, Pope Francis emphasized to the community the importance of making a good examination of conscience.

Benedict's brother says former Pope does not regret resigning

Feb 12, 2014 - 03:09 pm .- In a recent interview, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger said his brother, retired Pope Benedict XVI, believes he made the right decision in stepping down from the papacy last year due to a lack of physical strength.

An anti-Photoshop revolution? A new take on real beauty

Feb 12, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Ashley Crouch is the PR manager and contributing editor of a new women's fashion magazine with a much talked about policy: no digital alterations to models' real appearances allowed.

Courage head sees Christ in Pope's 'non-judgment' remarks

Feb 11, 2014 - 04:02 am .- As many look for signs of change in Pope Francis' comments on people with same-sex attraction, the leader of a ministry for those with homosexual inclinations instead believes the Pope's words hearken back to Christ himself.

Pope's Harley, leather jacket auctioned for over $350,000

Feb 6, 2014 - 01:49 pm .- On Feb. 6, Pope Francis’ autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket were auctioned in France, bringing in more than $350,000 for a local charity in Rome.

Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders, issue apology

Feb 6, 2014 - 10:00 am .- The Legionaries of Christ revealed the names of their new general council on Feb. 6, also issuing a formal apology to those hurt by the immoral actions of their founder.

Four-year-old asks Belgian king to block euthanasia of children

Feb 5, 2014 - 01:59 pm .- As Belgium legislators move forward with a proposed law to allow euthanasia for children, a 4-year-old girl from Canada is asking the King of Belgium to refuse to sign the legislation.

Scottish Church 'disappointed' in legalization of gay marriage

Feb 5, 2014 - 08:18 am .- In a statement released on behalf of the Catholic Church in Scotland, officials lamented parliament’s decision to allow same-sex “marriages,” and affirmed that their position remains unchanged.

Queen Elizabeth to meet with Pope Francis in April

Feb 4, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Rome on April 3, and will meet with both the Pope and the Italian president, the British Monarchy has announced.

The Church is not ours but Christ's, Austrian bishop stresses

Feb 3, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- As part of an “ad limina” visit to Rome last week, Austrian Bishop Andreas Laun said that although many seek to take it into their own hands, the Church belongs to Christ as does all of its teachings.

Scottish Catholic agency free to follow beliefs against same-sex adoption

Feb 3, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has avoided a threat to its charitable status that could have closed the agency, following an appeals board’s ruling that it may follow Church teaching against same-sex adoption.

Pope may visit Turin in 2015 to remember St John Bosco's birth

Feb 1, 2014 - 06:03 am .- Pope Francis may visit the Italian city of Turin in 2015 for the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, and for an exposition of the Shroud of Turin, believed to be Christ's burial cloth.

Police recover stolen JPII relic, bishop forgives thieves

Jan 31, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- An Italian bishop has voiced forgiveness for those responsible for stealing a relic of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II, soon after police announced the relic’s recovery.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.

Ukraine protests seek to defend human rights, bishop reflects

Jan 29, 2014 - 02:05 am .- A leading Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop has denounced the “brutality” of government crackdowns on protests in the Ukraine, while urging protestors not to take up arms.

Relic of John Paul II's blood stolen from Italian church

Jan 28, 2014 - 02:25 pm .- A reliquary containing drops of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a church in central Italy.

Pope reminds businesses of responsibility to help poor, vulnerable

Jan 28, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Business leaders have an obligation to use their gifts to help the poor and vulnerable, working to promote equality and human dignity, said Pope Francis in a recent letter.

Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

Jan 26, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.

Archbishop Müller encourages unity serving evangelization, mission

Jan 23, 2014 - 03:52 pm .- At a Spanish university's canon law conference, the Vatican's head for doctrinal matters spoke this week about collegiality and unity in the Church, emphasizing their orientation to evangelization.

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