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Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Sep 2, 2015 - 04:38 pm .- Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.

Philadelphia seminary plants, blesses a tree for Pope's day for care of creation

Sep 2, 2015 - 02:36 pm .- Responding to Pope Francis' call for Catholics around the world to observe Sept. 1 as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia planted a tree on its grounds on Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood's CEO validates suspicions, advocacy group says

Sep 1, 2015 - 11:07 am .- Under fire after a series of recent sting videos, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) CEO Cecile Richards wrote a letter to Congress last week addressing the issues raised in the videos, which call into question Planned Parenthood’s procurement of fetal tissue for research.

Citing Pope Francis, bishops call on Congress to renew religious freedom commission

Sep 1, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Congress has only one month to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Many human rights activists and religious leaders have stressed its importance, and the nation's bishops suggest the commission would help the U.S. fulfill Pope Francis’ call to protect religious minorities.

Ahead of US visit, Pope Francis is popular among Americans

Aug 31, 2015 - 09:19 pm .- Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis and think he has a message for all the country's citizens, but most also know little about him and aren’t sure news reports about him are accurate, a new survey reports.

Black leaders to Smithsonian: Don’t honor Planned Parenthood founder

Aug 31, 2015 - 03:20 pm .- While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women’s rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilities, said speakers at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.

Catholic practice and Catholic faith: a survey looks at the US

Aug 30, 2015 - 06:08 am .- What do practicing Catholics believe? A new U.S. survey has answered this question by breaking down the similarities and differences these Catholics have with non-practicing Catholics and with Americans as a whole.

Illinois diocese: New policy tells families what to expect from Catholic schools

Aug 29, 2015 - 04:58 pm .- Cooperation, not exclusion, is the goal of a new parental agreement for students in Catholic schools run by the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., an official with the diocese has said.

Alabama Planned Parenthood failed to report suspected rape, report says

Aug 29, 2015 - 05:28 am .- An Alabama Planned Parenthood clinic did not report the suspected abuse of a 14 year-old girl who had two abortions in four months at the clinic, according to findings by the state’s health department.

It's not over yet: Nebraska bishops, Catholics continue to fight death penalty

Aug 28, 2015 - 06:01 am .- Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops have asked all people of goodwill to continue to fight the death penalty, after it won a last-minute reprieve in the state Wednesday.

Catholic groups say this US bill could fight modern day slave labor

Aug 28, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A proposed federal bill to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the corporate supply chain is an opportunity for Catholics to speak up in defense of oppressed people around the world, its supporters say.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.

Pop Artist. Provocateur. Catholic. Who was Andy Warhol?

Aug 27, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Chances are you've heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you've probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell soup cans or Marilyn Monroe's face – even if you don't know the artist behind them.

A tech company may have received whole fetuses for tissue harvesting

Aug 26, 2015 - 04:12 pm .- Is a fetal tissue supplier receiving whole fetuses from abortion clinics? That’s what one citizen journalist group claims from video of a secretly-recorded conversation released Tuesday.

These students with special needs have a request of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2015 - 06:21 am .- A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education.

What does servant leadership look like on a global scale?

Aug 25, 2015 - 02:14 pm .- For Catholic Relief Services' president Dr. Carolyn Woo, the way to lead others is to humbly admit when you don’t know something.

Cardinal Levada voices regrets after DUI arrest in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2015 - 11:05 am .- Cardinal William Levada, a retired Vatican official, was arrested last week for allegedly driving under the influence while vacationing in Hawaii with some of his priest friends.

#PopUpPope brings hope to the inner city ahead of papal visit

Aug 24, 2015 - 04:27 pm .- In his nearly two-and-a-half year papacy, Pope Francis has spoken countless times about bringing the hope of Christ to society's most wounded and forgotten. With a life-sized cut-out of the Pope, and a combination of social media and street evangelization, one small initiative is doing just that.

Tens of thousands protest at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country

Aug 23, 2015 - 06:40 pm .- Hundreds of demonstrations were held outside of Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. this weekend with protesters calling on the federal government to stop funding the abortion giant.

Archbishop Cordileone thankful for San Francisco teacher contract agreement

Aug 23, 2015 - 06:07 am .- Efforts to promote Catholic culture in the San Francisco archdiocese’s high schools and to agree on a contract acceptable for the schools’ teachers concluded on Wednesday with a new contract.

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