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Bishop Finn's spokesman confirms Vatican visitation

Sep 30, 2014 - 02:59 pm .- The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has confirmed that an archbishop has held a visitation on behalf of the Vatican and met with Bishop Robert Finn, but cannot talk about the reasons for the visit.

Hundreds gather as pastor's Iran imprisonment reaches two years

Sep 30, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.

Bishops find hope for religious dialogue at Palestinian university

Sep 28, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Reflecting on their recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, U.S. bishops have cited relationships there between Christian and Muslim students as a sign of hope for peace in the region.

Ariz. town urged to stop discriminating against houses of worship

Sep 28, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Local government restrictions in Gilbert, Arizona are threatening the protection of religious speech by limiting signs promoting houses of worship while allowing political, ideological, and noncommercial signs to stand without the same restriction.

On 30th anniversary, Project Rachel looks to a global future

Sep 26, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After 30 years of providing post-abortion healing and support across the United States, Project Rachel is hoping to take its ministry abroad.  

At UN, cardinal condemns terrorism's use of religion

Sep 26, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Terrorism represents a “fundamental threat to our common humanity” and people of faith must condemn religion-based terrorism, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

Sep 25, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church teaching on public grave sin and the Eucharist, explained a prominent canon lawyer.  

Boko Haram still a serious threat to Nigeria, advocates warn

Sep 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- The militant Islamist group Boko Haram continues to pose a grave threat to Nigerian society five months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, a law expert from the country warned.

'Peace is possible,' say US bishops returning from Palestine, Israel

Sep 25, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Stressing the importance of prayer, a delegation of U.S. bishops returning from a peace-focused pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel said peace in the region is possible “because God is our hope.”

Church-state separation allows rules on employee morality, lawyers say

Sep 24, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- The separation of church and state includes the freedom to require employees to follow Church teachings, said a legal group responding to a lawsuit over the firing of an employee of the Kansas City – St. Joseph diocese after her same-sex “marriage” became public.

Renovation plans for Orange's Christ Cathedral aim to uplift

Sep 24, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- The Diocese of Orange announced Wednesday the new design plans for Christ Cathedral, saying they are intended to transform the former Crystal Cathedral into a space that is “liturgically and intrinsically Catholic.”

US bishops invite faithful to pray for family synod

Sep 24, 2014 - 04:50 am .- The U.S. bishops have asked Catholics to take part in a worldwide day of prayer on Sept. 28 for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family.  

The Middle East: A deficiency of love, says Lebanese speaker

Sep 23, 2014 - 04:29 pm .- Beneath the complex and violent situation in the Middle East lies a deficiency of love, said Lebanese-born Christian André Houssney at a recent talk in Boulder, Colo.  

Vatican marriage commission could drop mandatory appeal for annulments

Sep 23, 2014 - 02:12 am .- After it was announced that Pope Francis had appointed a commission to study a reform of the process of marriage annulment, a canonist in the U.S. has suggested that dropping the requirement for mandatory appeals could preserve justice in the process.

Criticism of abortion funding in health care law spans party lines

Sep 23, 2014 - 12:34 am .- Pro-life Republicans and Democrats alike have voiced condemnation for the findings of a recent report showing that federal subsidies are funding abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act.  

Thousands of prayerful witnesses dwarf black mass turnout in OKC

Sep 22, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God's love and mercy.

Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

Sep 20, 2014 - 10:35 am .- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice.

Marriage prep begins at home, Bishop Conley says

Sep 19, 2014 - 07:33 am .- Preparation for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony begins with family life in the home long before a couple has met, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb., and this fact cannot be overlooked in addressing the prevalence of divorce.  

Catholic CrossFit gym lifts Colo. priests

Sep 19, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering.  

NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

Sep 19, 2014 - 02:14 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining concerns amid the controversy over the parade’s decision to include an LGBT advocacy group.  

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