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What the Church can do about the powder keg of US racial tensions

Nov 26, 2014 - 04:52 am .- Beneath the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are deep-rooted societal conflicts that are boiling over, say local leaders, and the Church has an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciliation.  

Washington state matchup: Religious liberty vs. Plan B

Nov 26, 2014 - 02:27 am .- Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules.  

Reject 'false hope' of violence, archbishop implores after Ferguson ruling

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:31 am .- The Archbishop of St. Louis rejected violent responses to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who killed a teenager, asking instead for prayer and action to solve underlying community problems.  

LGBT activist leader faces sex crimes charges involving teen

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:02 am .- A founder of the Human Rights Campaign, an influential gay advocacy group that has begun targeting Catholic bishops for protests, has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a teen boy in Oregon.

Pope's Philly visit will be 'powerful' witness to marriage, bishop says

Nov 24, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Next year’s World Meeting of Families – which Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend – will be a “tremendous catechetical moment” for the Church, affirmed one U.S. archbishop.

New Gary, Indiana bishop praised for focus on evangelization

Nov 24, 2014 - 02:33 pm .- Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Gary, Indiana: Milwaukee’s Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying, who drew praise for his commitment to evangelization and to the sanctity of life.  

Website shines light on which health plans cover abortion

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:47 am .- A new website informing Americans whether or not their health plans cover abortion is up and running, with advocates saying it provides the transparency in the health care law that the government failed to deliver.

Catholics on immigration order: more reform needed

Nov 21, 2014 - 03:35 pm .- President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration was met with both praise and concern from Catholic groups, who emphasized that more must be done to find long-term solutions for a broken immigration system.  

Cardinal O'Malley expands on 'provocative' 60 Minutes interview

Nov 20, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has clarified his recent 60 Minutes interview, saying its “difficult questions” on women’s ordination and Vatican investigations of a Missouri bishop and a women’s religious conference needed more discussion and nuance.

Knights donate $2 million for Middle East refugee housing

Nov 20, 2014 - 04:41 pm .- The Knights of Columbus is putting more than $2 million toward new homes for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing violence, and not a moment too soon, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Fight discrimination against pro-life doctors, bishops ask Congress

Nov 20, 2014 - 03:35 pm .- The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.  

New Chicago archbishop: Be authentic, leave your comfort zone

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- Newly installed Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich’s first public homily stressed the importance of personal witness “with joy and compassion,” purified of “anger, harshness and fear.”  

Remember the 'least of these' in spending cuts, bishops tell Congress

Nov 18, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- As the 113th Congress enters the “lame-duck” session before newly-elected members take office, the U.S. Bishops are urging that a “circle of protection” be enacted around budget programs focusing on the poor.  

How the Church can rebuild from the ashes of the sexual revolution

Nov 18, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- Faced with a destructive “new intolerance,” the greatest Christian witnesses could be the very victims of the sexual revolution that created that intolerance, Catholic author Mary Eberstadt predicted.  

Retiring Cardinal George opens up on faith, freedom and death

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:58 am .- As he enters retirement, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago noted the importance of living faith in the truth, reflecting on his time as archbishop, the approach of death, and advice for his successor, Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.  

Lots of high fives: Philly celebrates announcement of Pope's visit

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.  

You are my legacy, Cardinal George tells Chicago at final Mass

Nov 17, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Cardinal Francis George celebrated his last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of Chicago for being God’s “gift” to him.

For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Nov 15, 2014 - 03:46 pm .- An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art.  

Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

Nov 14, 2014 - 04:48 pm .- A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance coverage.

Democracy and rights in Burma? Not without religious freedom

Nov 14, 2014 - 03:28 pm .- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty.  

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November 26, 2014

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