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Investing with Catholic values? Knights of Columbus group to offer guidance

Dec 20, 2014 - 02:58 pm .- The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization aims to extend its Catholic values and financial expertise into a new subsidiary that will provide investment guidance to Catholic institutions.

A new era for women's health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

Dec 20, 2014 - 08:19 am .- While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center in the Denver area is hoping to transform the way women receive care – one patient at a time.

Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources

Dec 20, 2014 - 07:50 am .- A new website is being launched to help pregnant college students find the help they need to stay in school and have their child.

Police and Knights of Columbus join forces to fight the cold

Dec 19, 2014 - 02:16 am .- The Knights of Columbus is joining forces with the New Haven Police Department in the Coats for Kids initiative to make winter a little warmer for children and families in need this year.

Kentucky priest returns to ministry after unsubstantiated abuse claim

Dec 18, 2014 - 07:09 pm .- Father Ronald Domhoff, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, has returned to ministry after being cleared of sexual abuse allegations.

Israeli dig peers into King David's time

Dec 18, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- New archaeological evidence about Israel and Judah at the time of King David and King Solomon undermines some skeptics who claim that biblical accounts are wrong to say the time period was advanced enough to have an organized state.

Gratitude and caution over new Cuba policy

Dec 18, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Catholic bishops in the U.S. and Cuba rejoiced at the historic announcement of a new relationship between the countries, while some U.S. leaders warned the policy shift could have negative consequences.

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs

Dec 18, 2014 - 02:39 am .- As millions of displaced Iraqis are caught in the dead of winter, the international community has a long way to go to cover their basic needs, according to a panel testimony before Congress last week.

William May, the prof who renounced his dissent from Humanae Vitae

Dec 18, 2014 - 12:04 am .- William E. May, a professor who retracted his one-time dissent from Humanae vitae and became an influential pro-life teacher and defender of Catholic moral ethics, died on Saturday.

Sing Sing inmates participate in gift exchange with Pope Francis

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:07 pm .- Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Prison, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were stunned by what they had received from Pope Francis.

Vatican, Pope played key role in US-Cuba prisoner release

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:26 am .- The Vatican played a critical role behind a prisoner exchange and a groundbreaking new policy between U.S. and Cuba announced on Wednesday, senior administration officials said.  

O Holy Night! Most Americans believe in Christmas story

Dec 16, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Christmas carols echo reality for most Americans, who believe in the historical accuracy of several Gospel descriptions of the birth of Jesus Christ.

For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Dec 16, 2014 - 04:39 am .- Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

A long vacancy: Controversial religious freedom diplomat takes helm

Dec 15, 2014 - 07:19 pm .- The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 on Friday to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as the next U.S. Ambassador at-large for International Religious Freedom.

Voucher backers to Colorado high court: don't exclude religious schools

Dec 14, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs has joined several other Christian schools and organizations in a legal brief to support a county voucher program, saying the Colorado Supreme Court should not exclude schools that are “too religious.”

Healing and hope: Newtown's Catholic parish two years after shooting

Dec 14, 2014 - 05:22 am .- It was two years ago that Monsignor Robert Weiss rushed to the scene of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, where nine of his littlest parishioners lost their lives, along with 11 of their schoolmates and six staff members.  

Pro-life ad group sees unprecedented success in 2014

Dec 12, 2014 - 07:09 pm .- Heroic Media is celebrating their most successful year yet, reporting their pro-life ads have generated more than 360,000 responses, the highest number in the apostolate's ten-year history.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass draws thousands in LA

Dec 12, 2014 - 11:52 am .- More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Congress gets personal as support surges for disabilities act

Dec 11, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Congress got personal at a bipartisan press conference on Thursday, with parents of disabled children sharing their stories to push for a bill that would help some disabled persons save for their expenses.

Prisoners of conscience remembered on Human Rights Day

Dec 11, 2014 - 04:36 am .- On International Human Rights Day, advocates drew attention to prisoners of conscience around the world who are being detained for their beliefs.

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