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There's no question – the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen 'died as martyrs'

Mar 6, 2016 - 11:03 am .- After a recent attack at a Missionaries of Charity convent in Yemen claimed the lives of four of the sisters there, the bishop overseeing the area said he has no doubt they died as martyrs.

Cardinal Pell shares emotional meeting with abuse survivors

Mar 3, 2016 - 09:01 pm .- Cardinal George Pell and a dozen survivors of clerical sex abuse met in Rome on Thursday, where they shared an emotional encounter and drafted a joint statement committing to work toward peace and healing.

Cardinal Müller: Can't receive Communion? You can still participate in Church's life

Mar 3, 2016 - 04:30 pm .- A focus on the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced-and-remarried misses the larger point of pastoral care: participation in the Church's whole life, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in an interview on Tuesday.

As abuse hearing ends, Cardinal Pell says he 'should have done more'

Mar 3, 2016 - 10:13 am .- Speaking to an Australian committee investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell has expressed his regret for failing to take more action against abusive priests in the 1970s and '80s.

Rome's US seminary welcomes new rector

Feb 29, 2016 - 11:13 am .- The Pontifical North American College (NAC) on Sunday officially installed its new rector, Fr. Peter Harman.  

Hope for Mexico: one bishop's reflection on the papal visit

Feb 27, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.”

What Archbishop Shevchuk saw in the meeting of the Pope and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 24, 2016 - 06:01 am .- What’s next for ecumenism? After the recent meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has emphasized that “the first thing is to free religion from politics.”

There's no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O'Malley says

Feb 16, 2016 - 09:45 am .- After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that reporting abuse is not just a civil responsibility, but a moral one.

A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

Feb 10, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.  

EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a 'genocide'

Feb 4, 2016 - 07:24 pm .- The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities, at the hands of the Islamic State.

This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

Feb 3, 2016 - 03:47 pm .- Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.

Mass in sign language? Over 20 Spanish priests celebrate it every week

Jan 31, 2016 - 06:13 am .- In the Catholic Church, the spoken language is central to the liturgy: we recite the Nicene Creed as one, we praise the Lord with the Gloria that we sing, and we bow our heads to hear the blessing we receive at the end of Mass. But there’s a different reality for hearing impaired and deaf Catholics around the world.  

Hundreds of thousands attend ‘Family Day’ as Italy debates same-sex unions

Jan 30, 2016 - 12:24 pm .- Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered for ‘Family Day’ at the historic site in the capital city a week ahead of a vote which could allow same-sex couples to legally enter into civil unions. 

Yes, ISIS is guilty of genocide, says European human rights group

Jan 28, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- Europe’s leading human rights body passed a resolution on Wednesday calling ISIS atrocities a “genocide,” a week before the European Parliament will vote on a similar resolution.

It's time to put the heat on South Sudan's leaders, bishop says

Jan 28, 2016 - 12:06 am .- Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale joined his brother prelates from South Sudan and Sudan for a time of rest and prayer in Rome last week, during which they were able to discuss key issues the two countries face, including decades of internal conflict and war.

Christians are united by mission and conversion, Pope Francis reflects

Jan 25, 2016 - 11:54 am .- Pope Francis on Monday marked the conclusion of the Week for Christian Unity, saying all Christians are united by the call to conversion and the mission to proclaim the Gospel.  

Young people in London hear Catholic view on sex and love

Jan 24, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Helping young Catholics engage their culture on matters of human dignity and sexuality – based on the writings of St. John Paul II – was the aim of a recent symposium held in the heart of London.

Watch this video and 'wake up' from indifference to persecuted Christians

Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is calling on their fellow Christians in the West to “wake up” to the grave crisis facing their brethren.

Is love fading from your marriage? Ask Mary for help, this bishop advises

Jan 20, 2016 - 06:02 am .- The love in a marriage is like “the wine at the wedding feast of Cana,” a Spanish bishop said in a recent pastoral letter, in which he encouraged spouses to turn to the Virgin Mary for help when their relationship is troubled.

This man has been in a coma for 33 years – and his wife has stayed by his side

Jan 20, 2016 - 03:06 am .- After sustaining a damaged leg tendon in 1982, 34-year old international footballer Jean-Pierre Adams thought that a routine knee surgery at a hospital in Lyon, France would relieve some of his discomfort.

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