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Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Apr 29, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- Marriage defense advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for the institution of marriage to be maintained.

Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

Apr 29, 2015 - 02:43 am .- After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity.

Supreme Court doesn't tip hand: asks tough questions of both sides in marriage case

Apr 28, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- U.S. Supreme Court justices asked tough questions of both plaintiffs and respondents at oral arguments on Tuesday in a possibly landmark marriage case that will probably be decided in June.

Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015 - 04:28 pm .- There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not bypass the democratic process and redefine marriage for all 50 states.

Religious leaders urge conscience protections in recognizing marriage

Apr 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm .- More than 30 U.S. religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have joined together to call on their country to preserve the “unique meaning of marriage” and to renew respect for religious freedom.

Salt Lake City bishop appointed to New Mexico archdiocese

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:56 am .- On Monday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop John Wester, who has led the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 2007 and is known for speaking out on the importance of immigration reform, as Archbishop of Santa Fe.

For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.

Archbishop Kurtz on March for Marriage: Sacrament is much more than "adult friendship"

Apr 25, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- A diverse crowd of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered in front of the US Capitol to speak and stand in defense of marriage on Saturday.

A shepherd who smelled like his sheep – Chicago faithful pay final respects to Cardinal George

Apr 25, 2015 - 05:42 am .- As Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was laid to rest Thursday, religious and lay members of the archdiocese revered him as a caring shepherd who wouldn’t let cancer get in the way of his ministry.

Leader, son, friend: Cardinal George remembered through the eyes of his superior

Apr 24, 2015 - 04:23 am .- A strong leader, yet humble. Approachable, yet not preoccupied with a desire to be liked. A high-ranking prelate and intellectual powerhouse, yet a friend to the poor who embraced the sufferings in his own life.

Cardinal George praised at funeral for faith, conviction, courage in suffering

Apr 23, 2015 - 01:04 pm .- Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George received everything good from God and these gifts must now be passed on by those who mourn him, said the homilist at his funeral on Thursday.

Senate reaches compromise on abortion funding in trafficking bill

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:19 am .- After six weeks of gridlock, members of both parties in the Senate bridged a disagreement over abortion funding in a new human trafficking bill by dividing up funding streams for the new project.

Marriage march in DC expects diverse, wide-ranging support

Apr 23, 2015 - 03:53 am .- People from a variety of faiths and backgrounds will unite in Washington, D.C., April 25 to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the third annual March for Marriage.

Why no Catholic is exempt from caring about the environment

Apr 22, 2015 - 04:25 am .- What does it mean to be truly pro-life? Amid debates over abortion and the death penalty, Catholic ecologists say that one issue is often overlooked in discussions involving human life and dignity – the environment.

Beauty in Nebraska: College’s transformed church hopes to help students be saints

Apr 21, 2015 - 04:45 am .- On a Friday night in spring of 2010, nearly 150 Catholic students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gathered at their Newman Center to share their ideas for a rebuilding project.

Confirmed priest abuse allegations in single digits for 2014

Apr 21, 2015 - 12:01 am .- There are tens of thousands of Catholic clergy in the U.S. – but there were fewer than 10 substantiated allegations of clergy sex abuse committed in the 2013-2014 audit period, according to the U.S. bishops' latest report.

CRS deliberating over vice president in same-sex civil marriage

Apr 20, 2015 - 04:19 pm .- A communications official with Catholic Relief Services said that the organization is aware that one of their vice presidential employees is in a same-sex civil marriage, and is in deliberations about it.

Twenty years after bombing, Oklahoma City archbishop calls for mercy to temper justice

Apr 20, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- As the Oklahoma City community continues to heal two decades after the horrific bombing that claimed the lives of 168 people, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley said he hopes people find mercy as well as justice in response to unspeakable acts of violence.  

New San Diego bishop: Don't remove Junipero Serra from US Capitol

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:30 am .- Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of pioneering California missionary and soon-to-be saint Father Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol.

International religious freedom bill hopes to fight terrorism, promote security

Apr 19, 2015 - 04:45 pm .- A bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say.

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