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LGBT foundation aims to counter Vatican family synod

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:01 am .- An LGBT activist foundation headed by a former Obama White House staffer gave a $200,000 grant to a dissenting Catholic coalition to target the upcoming Synod on the Family and World Youth Day.

Critics: global religious freedom report falls short of action needed

Jul 29, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- As the U.S. State Department releases its annual global religious freedom report, observers say that the government must take more action to fight persecution and secure religious liberty around the world.

Court allows 9/11 cross to remain standing at Ground Zero

Jul 29, 2014 - 11:38 am .- Rejecting arguments from an atheist group, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the iconic cross found at the site of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks may remain at the 9/11 Museum.

Petition calls on UN to stop Christian genocide in Iraq

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:54 am .- Following the expulsion of Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul by ISIS jihadists, a new petition calls on the United Nations to intervene in the country.

Ariz. inmate's grueling execution lamented as preventable

Jul 29, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Not only could the nearly two-hour execution of an Arizona inmate last week have been avoided, but the number of botched deaths by lethal injection is increasing in the U.S., says one observer.

'Amazing Parish' movement unites clergy, laity in renewal

Jul 29, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A new movement seeking to unite the faithful and their pastors in the formation of thriving parishes has seen a wide scope of interest throughout the U.S. in the time since it was started little more than a year ago.

Expert: Religious freedom pick will fail without resources

Jul 28, 2014 - 05:28 pm .- While welcoming the proposal for a new global religious freedom ambassador after a nine-month vacancy, one expert warned that adequate resources must be given for the position to be effective.

US must adapt foreign policy to solve migrant crisis, says bishop

Jul 27, 2014 - 04:11 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to utilize U.S. foreign policy to address the “root causes” of child migration from Central America.

Papal visit to US not confirmed, but archbishop confident

Jul 25, 2014 - 10:22 am .- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014 - 06:16 am .- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Jul 25, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The three subjects of a new documentary, "Desire of the Everlasting Hills", have shared their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church.

Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will ultimately be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

EWTN to open new studio at Orange County cathedral

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- On Thursday, EWTN Global Catholic Network announced it has begun construction on a television studio on the West Coast, located on the campus of the Diocese of Orange's Christ Cathedral.

New auxiliary bishop for US Syro-Malabar eparchy named

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago.

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:23 am .- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Jul 23, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:50 am .- Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Pornography recovery program helps 'fight the new drug'

Jul 23, 2014 - 04:57 am .- The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to continue raising awareness about the harmful effects of porn.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Jul 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its relation to personal dignity and evangelization.

Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

Jul 22, 2014 - 11:59 am .- Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, “Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.”

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