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Pope names Philly bishop to head Toledo diocese

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia to be the next bishop of Ohio’s Diocese of Toledo.  

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

Aug 26, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years.  

Jewish leader blasts indifference to persecuted Christians

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The leader of the World Jewish Congress slammed global apathy to persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world, saying more countries should be moved to action.

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is continuing cancer treatment and has agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a new anti-cancer drug, his archdiocese has announced.  

Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Aug 23, 2014 - 05:01 am .- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition.

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response.  

Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:33 am .- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.

Marquette professor recalls James Foley as 'bright light'

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma mater, a professor at his former university reflected.

Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Aug 22, 2014 - 09:35 am .- Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenging others to do the same.

Knights partner with actor Gary Sinise to help veterans

Aug 22, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1993 film, “Forrest Gump.”

Detroit mourns loss of retired cardinal Edmund Szoka

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the age of 86 at the local Providence Park Hospital.

Okla. archbishop relieved at return of consecrated Host

Aug 21, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desecrated, restating his concern that the event should happen at all.

Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:11 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.

Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Aug 20, 2014 - 07:01 pm .- Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by militant Islamic State forces – but is now a foundation for his family and community.

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.

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