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Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments

Oct 24, 2014 - 08:38 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia rejected claims that he had harshly criticized the Vatican or the recent synod, saying that he had instead been cautioning against a public image of the synod created by media reports that distort the truth.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:51 am .- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate.  

Pregnancy centers, not politics – the future of the pro-life movement

Oct 24, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.

We're 'just touching the surface' of St John Paul II's teachings

Oct 23, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C.

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:35 pm .- A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq.  

Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “radical impropriety” which wrongly ignores the original song’s intent to undermine the Virgin Mary and Catholic morals, one cultural critic has said.

Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

Oct 22, 2014 - 06:01 pm .- The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all.

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and now a new website tells their stories.

Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:57 am .- Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.  

Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Oct 21, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by policies intended to protect children, and to report perpetrators.

Remembering Helen Hull Hitchcock, 'a true daughter of God'

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Helen Hull Hitchcock, a prominent Catholic speaker, author, and advocate for the Church’s teachings on women and liturgy, died at the age of 75 on Monday, Oct. 20, after suffering from a short illness.

Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but should nevertheless work for renewal and worship God with joy, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.  

Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch

Oct 21, 2014 - 02:47 pm .- When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, who offered them shelter in the name of Christ.  

'Mystic in the slums': A glimpse into the prophetic life of Mother Teresa

Oct 21, 2014 - 02:37 am .- “The world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.”

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm .- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.  

Resist 'hidden euthanasia' of elderly, Little Sisters stress

Oct 18, 2014 - 06:34 am .- Receiving an award recognizing their works of service, members of the Little Sisters of the Poor stressed the need for loving attention and care for the elderly, particularly by the youth.

A historical faith – studying history through a Catholic lens

Oct 17, 2014 - 03:41 pm .- The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past, present and future, the authors of a new book say.  

Fertility treatments fall short of expectations

Oct 17, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and risks to potential children, says a leading ethicist in the field.

From bad to worse – religious persecution growing in China

Oct 17, 2014 - 02:09 am .- The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.  

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October 24, 2014

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