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ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

Jun 13, 2016 - 05:38 pm .- After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union pointed their finger toward Christians in blame.

Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:19 am .- Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.

Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

Jun 11, 2016 - 09:37 am .- Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.

What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan's poverty plan

Jun 11, 2016 - 06:14 am .- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.

Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Jun 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.

Young nuns? It's a trend.

Jun 9, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.

With assisted suicide legal, LA archbishop calls for end of life care

Jun 9, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics and others must take action to show they will care for the ailing, not aid in killing them.

Archbishop Chaput warns of 'drastically' unjust Pennsylvania bill

Jun 9, 2016 - 03:01 am .- A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims,  says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Meet the Papal Ninja who's taking a hit TV show by storm

Jun 8, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- Two minutes and thirty seconds is all it took for Sean Bryan to complete the Los Angeles qualifier round of American Ninja Warrior.  

Death penalty under fire as Supreme Court takes disabled man case

Jun 8, 2016 - 03:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the death sentence of a man whom lawyers claim is intellectually disabled, in a case that could decide how states administer the death penalty.

'This is my light saber' – Tulsa's new bishop makes his own staff

Jun 8, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming a bishop.

The Brooklyn brouhaha over Jewish women and swimming pools

Jun 7, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- A swimming pool in New York City has recently come under fire for its women-only swimming hours.

How Muhammad Ali inspired hope in those who suffered

Jun 6, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- On January 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, Muhammad Ali talked a man down from jumping off a ninth-floor fire escape, an event that made national news.

What Catholics are doing to help victims of predatory loans

Jun 5, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- As the federal government considers regulating the infamous “payday loan” industry, Catholics are already acting to help borrowers saddled with loan debt.

Military chaplains help traumatized soldiers, but who helps them?

Jun 5, 2016 - 03:02 am .- As military veterans and victims of violence are treated for psychological trauma, the emotional wounds of missionaries and military chaplains might be overlooked, but are just as present.

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

Jun 3, 2016 - 04:59 pm .- The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned after a scare with her daughters involving men entering a women’s restroom.  

Mother Angelica honored by Catholic media for life of service

Jun 3, 2016 - 02:20 pm .- Mother Angelica, the nun who founded EWTN, has been posthumously honored for her lifetime achievement in Catholic communications. One of her close collaborators said she wanted Catholic media to rely totally on God.

How to put lipstick on assisted suicide

Jun 3, 2016 - 03:02 am .- By now, everyone's probably seen the ads on YouTube touting the “romantic comedy of the year.” A young, shapely woman in a red dress, and a handsome man – in a wheelchair?

How the beauty of Bach's music evangelized Japan

Jun 2, 2016 - 05:12 pm .- Several years ago, a Lutheran theologian and former Japanese newspaper correspondent uncovered an unusual phenomenon in Japan.

Christian media in the age of BuzzFeed: ChurchPOP joins EWTN

Jun 2, 2016 - 06:15 am .- For two years, the ChurchPOP website has sought to craft faithful, fun content for the social media age. It hopes to do even more now that it has been acquired by the EWTN Global Catholic Network.

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