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Knights co-launch film on hope among Haiti's young amputees

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country.

UN intervention against ISIS would fit Pope's call, scholar suggests

Aug 28, 2014 - 05:48 pm .- The Pope’s support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one Catholic professor said.     

Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

Aug 28, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects.

US bishops to honor 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging commemorations of the 50th anniversary of milestones in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, saying they should inspire further work for the common good.  

Scholars: Boko Haram caliphate claim may be inspired by ISIS

Aug 28, 2014 - 08:00 am .- The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram’s claim to have established a caliphate – or a state ruled under Islamic law – in part of Nigeria draws inspiration from ISIS insurgents and from a desire for more world attention, said experts.  

EWTN series to profile Catholics who 'come home'

Aug 27, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- The evangelization group Catholics Come Home is set to premiere a 13-episode television series that fosters engagement in the “New Evangelization” and interviews people who have recently returned to the Catholic faith.

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

Aug 27, 2014 - 01:38 pm .- A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”  

Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:48 am .- Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their own freedoms, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.  

San Diego's Bishop Flores undergoing cancer treatment

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:13 am .- The Diocese of San Diego has announced that Bishop Cirilo Flores is now being treated for prostate cancer, as he continues dealing with effects of a stroke that occurred four months ago.  

Full release of faith education program to help form Catholics

Aug 27, 2014 - 02:01 am .- The release of the complete adult faith formation series “Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained” hopes to offer a profound way of encountering the truths of the Catholic Church.  

Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

Aug 26, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities.

Pope names Philly bishop to head Toledo diocese

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia to be the next bishop of Ohio’s Diocese of Toledo.  

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

Aug 26, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years.  

Jewish leader blasts indifference to persecuted Christians

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The leader of the World Jewish Congress slammed global apathy to persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world, saying more countries should be moved to action.

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is continuing cancer treatment and has agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a new anti-cancer drug, his archdiocese has announced.  

Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Aug 23, 2014 - 05:01 am .- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition.

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response.  

Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:33 am .- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.

Marquette professor recalls James Foley as 'bright light'

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma mater, a professor at his former university reflected.

Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Aug 22, 2014 - 09:35 am .- Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenging others to do the same.

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