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Holy See urges UN to ban nuclear weapons, work towards peace

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Citing Pope Francis' recent words on avoiding war and promoting peaceful coexistence between nations, the Holy See addressed the United Nations general assembly last Friday, urging them to ban nuclear weapons around the world and take more serious steps to promote peace programs.

At UN, Holy See delegation speaks up for indigenous peoples

Oct 21, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- The Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations reminded policymakers on Monday to listen to indigenous peoples’ concerns in efforts to protect the environment and achieve sustainable development.

Major evangelical group recognizes growing opposition to death penalty

Oct 21, 2015 - 03:05 am .- The National Association of Evangelicals has issued an expanded statement on the death penalty that for the first time recognizes Christian opposition to state execution of criminals.

In wake of papal visit, pro-life opinion rises in United States

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:19 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has given a boost to Americans’ stated support for the pro-life cause, the results of a survey conducted this month suggest.

With release of religious freedom report, global watchdog gets funding renewal

Oct 20, 2015 - 04:50 pm .- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, ending a period of speculation about the future of the religious freedom watchdog.

Denver archbishop: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:59 am .- If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher died for nothing?

How a 'culture of distraction' is keeping millennials from marrying

Oct 20, 2015 - 03:11 am .- Consumerism. A culture of distraction. Fear of commitment. These are some of the factors driving today’s young people away from marriage, said a theologian reflecting on the words of Pope Francis in the U.S.

For German bishops mercy comes at a price, critics charge

Oct 19, 2015 - 02:54 am .- As controversy continues to swirl around proposals by the German bishops at the Synod on the Family, the German bishops themselves have faced heightened criticism in recent years.

Hyatt Hotels changes policy around the globe, removes on-demand porn

Oct 18, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- In a major policy shift, the global hotel and resort chain Hyatt Hotels is cutting off access to on-demand video pornography in all of their hotel rooms across the globe, according to the advocacy group National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

Oct 18, 2015 - 06:07 am .- The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and violence.

Archdiocese: news reports distorted Newark archbishop's efforts to guide priests

Oct 17, 2015 - 04:09 pm .- A memo from the Archbishop of Newark to his priests on the reception of the Eucharist aimed to provide guidance amid the challenges of modern life, but was “taken wildly out of context” in media reports.

Men and women are complementary – but what does that look like in practice?

Oct 16, 2015 - 03:25 am .- The idea that men and women are different and complementary has been part of the Catholic Church from its beginning.

Why three gay Catholics left the Church – and why they returned

Oct 15, 2015 - 03:38 am .- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.

Planned Parenthood to stop accepting money for fetal body parts

Oct 14, 2015 - 12:31 pm .- Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced on Tuesday that its affiliates will no longer accept any reimbursements for fetal tissue donations.

After break-in, Bishop Conley prays for burglar's conversion

Oct 13, 2015 - 10:03 am .- When Bishop James Conley's residence in Lincoln, Nebraska was invaded and burglarized this weekend, he offered a message of forgiveness and called on the faithful to pray that the thief will discover Christ and return the stolen items.

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Oct 11, 2015 - 04:20 pm .- Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the common thread of promoting human dignity, a Holy See representative told a United Nations body this week.

What is the future of marriage? First we have to look at its history, author says

Oct 9, 2015 - 12:04 am .- June's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which mandated recognition of same-sex marriages across the United States, was largely recognized by both supporters and opponents as a groundbreaking ruling.

Chicago shrine seeks help to rebuild after devastating fire

Oct 8, 2015 - 04:36 pm .- This morning the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago launched an online restoration fund following Wednesday's fire at the church, which collapsed much of its roof.

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Oct 8, 2015 - 03:45 am .- Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the bishops of the Catholic Church.

New movement hopes to share the reality of marriage

Oct 7, 2015 - 08:10 pm .- A new group called the Marriage Reality Movement aims to help Catholics and others renew the vision of marriage in society.

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