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There's no alternative: help Israel and Palestine seek peace, archbishop tells UN

Feb 2, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Peace was the focus of the Holy See's representative in a recent speech to the United Nations, where he renewed calls to support negotiations between Israel and Palestine and between the warring factions in Syria.

Who else is facing off during the Super Bowl? Catholic Charities

Feb 2, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Whether fans are rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers in the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50, Catholic Charities of Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina are uniting to host a friendly Charity Bowl Challenge that any football fan can cheer for.

Why there's a backlash against solitary confinement in US prisons

Feb 1, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he entered the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York, awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack.

Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic

Jan 30, 2016 - 04:13 pm .- Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange – and thoroughly modern – way: by using a crowdsourcing internet forum.

What Catholics are doing about Flint's stunning water scandal

Jan 29, 2016 - 03:09 am .- “It all started before Christmas. We knew something was wrong with the water.”

From slavery to model of mercy – the powerful story of Julia Greeley

Jan 28, 2016 - 03:06 am .- Julia Greeley was a familiar sight on the streets of Denver in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Planned Parenthood investigator protected as undercover journalist, lawyer says

Jan 27, 2016 - 05:53 pm .- The Planned Parenthood investigators indicted by a Houston grand jury on Monday were not breaking the law as they are undercover journalists, maintains the lawyer for the lead investigator, David Daleiden.

Supreme letdown for North Dakota pro-lifers as Court won't hear state's law

Jan 26, 2016 - 01:22 pm .- The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday declined to hear a case that overturned North Dakota’s limits on abortion to before a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Pro-Woman. Pro-Life. Is there really a contradiction?

Jan 26, 2016 - 03:01 am .- “Women’s liberation.” “Women’s rights movement.” “War on women.” For many, the buzzwords surrounding the intersection of feminism and the pro-life movement call to mind a conflict between the two campaigns. However, for many of those involved in the pro-life movement, pro-life and feminist goals are aligned, not opposed.

Keep working for peace, US bishops urge as Middle East crises continue

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The multiple crises in the Middle East show the need for continued peacemaking and humanitarian efforts, the U.S. Catholic bishops have told foreign policy leaders in the Obama administration.

UPDATED: Grand jury indicts leaders behind undercover Planned Parenthood videos

Jan 25, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted the leaders behind the undercover videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s role in offering fetal tissue for compensation. The grand jury had been investigating alleged misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

In Los Angeles, thousands rally to build a city that celebrates life

Jan 25, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The dignity of every human life was the focus of a major pro-life event in Los Angeles on Saturday. More than 15,000 people joined speakers, religious leaders and entertainers to encourage outreach to those in need.  

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

Jan 25, 2016 - 03:05 pm .- The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from forced abortions in mainland China, according to one pro-life activist.

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

Jan 24, 2016 - 04:36 pm .- The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and spent 11 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit. The medical bill was over $200,000.

Priest: Pray for jihadists' conversion – one of them could be a future St. Paul

Jan 23, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence.

Monster storm can't keep massive crowds from March for Life

Jan 22, 2016 - 01:36 pm .- Despite weather forecasts calling for what might end up being the worst blizzard in over a century, tens of thousands flooded the nation’s capital Friday to support the dignity of life.  

Make your life a Nativity set, Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Jan 22, 2016 - 09:15 am .- Pro-lifers must make their lives a Nativity scene where they provide a welcoming witness and  see Christ in the faces of the unborn, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said at the Jan. 21 March for Life vigil Mass in Washington, D.C.

Why are more civilians dying in war? Nuncio says global community must act

Jan 22, 2016 - 06:08 am .- The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations has said that the entire international community is implicated “in one way or another” in the rise of civilian deaths in modern warfare.

Is the March for Life still relevant?

Jan 21, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- It was an event that wasn't supposed to have anniversaries.

Scrap tires and pea gravel – Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination claim

Jan 21, 2016 - 02:46 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review a case about a Missouri Christian pre-school which was prohibited from participating in the state’s scrap tire program because it is run by a church.

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