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Archbishop notes troubling rise of youth unemployment

Aug 20, 2014 - 02:40 pm .- Calling for work that honors the dignity of the human person, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenksi of Miami echoed the words of Pope Francis, noting the troubling rise of young adult unemployment.

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:05 am .- Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

LCWR may not be open to reform, commentator worries

Aug 20, 2014 - 07:50 am .- Actions by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at its latest annual assembly suggest that it may be closed to the possibility of reform, one writer on Catholic religious life has said.

'The Giver' praised for themes on free will, sanctity of life

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free will and the dangers of a world that distorts language to do evil.

'Demography is destiny,' Archbishop Chaput tells Latino Catholics

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Saturday, because they are the future of the Church in America.

St. Louis archbishop urges prayer in face of Ferguson violence

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the coming days.

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says

Aug 18, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.

Pilgrimage to Czestochowa shrine in Indiana proclaims faith

Aug 17, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Last weekend, thousands of pilgrims walked more than 30 miles from a Chicago parish to an Indiana shrine dedicated to the famed Marian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, revered by Poles and Polish-Americans.

Ethicist: IVF mix-up shows danger of artificial reproduction

Aug 16, 2014 - 03:01 pm .- The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the moral pitfalls surrounding artificial reproduction, some ethicists say.

Calls for peace abound after shooting of Missouri teenager

Aug 16, 2014 - 06:03 am .- Amid protests and heavy police action following the shooting of the teenaged Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., political and faith leaders have called for peace and just action from both civilians and police forces.

Interreligious leaders call for two-state solution in Holy Land

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- More than 30 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in the United States called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict in a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday.

Va. asks Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriages in Virginia

Aug 15, 2014 - 02:00 am .- Local Virginia representatives are asking the Supreme Court to uphold the definition of marriage as existing between a man and a woman following a federal Appeals Court’s decision not to postpone same sex marriages in the state.

(Explicit) Planned Parenthood’s violent sex advice to minors draws criticism

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:00 am .- An undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood facility giving instruction in dangerous sexual practices to an apparently underage girl shows that the abortion provider should not be receiving taxpayer funds, a critic has said. 

Religious, academic leaders call for more US action in Iraq

Aug 14, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Both academic and religious leaders, in the U.S. and abroad, have urged greater U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State, which had displaced hundreds of thousands of religious minorities from their homes under threat of death.

Christian pastor faces new threat from Sunnis in Iranian prison

Aug 14, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Saeed Abedini, a pastor who holds American citizenship and has been captive in Iran for nearly two years, faces new dangers and death threats from fellow prisoners, say his family’s representatives.

Aid to the Church in Need pledges $1m to aid Iraqi Christians

Aug 14, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The U.S. branch of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need has pledged $1 million to help persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria, calling on all Christians to pray and to give financial support for those in need.

Hundreds attend interreligious prayer for peace in Denver

Aug 13, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- An estimated 900 people of the three Abrahamic religions packed the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver Monday night for an interreligious prayer service for those suffering in the Middle East.

Survey: Christian supporters of gay unions show other moral divisions

Aug 13, 2014 - 07:06 am .- Churchgoing Christians who support “gay marriage” are more likely to approve of commitment-free sexual relations, pornography, adultery, polyamory, and abortion than other churchgoers, says one researcher who calls the differences a “massive divide.”

Robin Williams' death renews call for mental health attention

Aug 13, 2014 - 04:05 am .- The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling with mental illness, say mental health advocates.

Knights of Columbus will match donations to aid persecuted Iraqis

Aug 12, 2014 - 02:54 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have established a matching fund to assist Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution or displacement in Iraq and nearby countries.

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