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Pope Francis names new bishop for Arizona-based Byzantine eparchy

May 9, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Pope Francis has named a new bishop of a Phoenix-based Eastern Catholic eparchy: Bishop John Stephen Pazak, C.Ss.R.

A crash course in Miracles 101

May 8, 2016 - 03:32 pm .- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?

Blue Mass in Gallup diocese honors police, first responders

May 7, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Merrick Kohn proudly recalls the day he had the idea to honor police officers and first responders with a special Mass.

St. Katharine Drexel's sisters announce plans to sell their motherhouse

May 6, 2016 - 10:52 am .- The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will sell the Pennsylvania estate that hosts their motherhouse and the tomb of their founder, St. Katharine Drexel.

Scientists and faith leaders agree: It's time to scale back nuclear arms

May 6, 2016 - 03:36 am .- A coalition of scientists and faith leaders has called on President Barack Obama to take “meaningful” steps to reduce the threat of “nuclear catastrophe” in light of his likely upcoming trip to Japan.

How Christians in Syria keep the faith amid a civil war

May 5, 2016 - 03:20 pm .- In a Christian neighborhood inside war-torn Syria, a young boy was waiting to be discharged from a hospital after undergoing surgery. Suddenly the building shook from a bombing.

NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

May 5, 2016 - 11:14 am .- North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require individuals to use public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers corresponding to their biological sex.

Pro-Woman. Pro-Life. Is there really a contradiction?

May 5, 2016 - 11:01 am .- “Women’s liberation.” “Women’s rights movement.” “War on women.” For many, the buzzwords surrounding the intersection of feminism and the pro-life movement call to mind a conflict between the two campaigns. However, for many of those involved in the pro-life movement, pro-life and feminist goals are aligned, not opposed.

EWTN asks federal court to reconsider its HHS mandate case

May 4, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has asked a federal court to reconsider its ruling forcing the company to comply with the revised HHS mandate, based on an admission by the federal government in its brief before the Supreme Court.

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

May 4, 2016 - 03:56 am .- The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and spent 11 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit. The medical bill was over $200,000.

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

May 3, 2016 - 10:02 pm .- The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The world became more dangerous for religious believers last year

May 2, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims, Jews, among others.

Intervene in Christian genocide: 400,000 bring plea to UN

Apr 30, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- Advocates delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures to the United Nations on Friday, calling on the body to declare that genocide is occurring against Christians and other religious minorities.

Brooklyn's new auxiliary bishop is returning after years serving in Jamaica

Apr 30, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn announced with “thanksgiving to the Almighty God” on Friday that Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., would be returning to his hometown as auxiliary bishop after eight years of service as the Bishop of Mandeville, in central Jamaica.

Stories of ISIS victims are emerging, and they're unbelievably brutal

Apr 29, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- The stories were graphic, brutal and raw.

How will faith-based partners fare under new White House rules?

Apr 29, 2016 - 06:02 am .- The Obama administration’s new rule for faith-based partnerships has drawn various reactions: one observer warned they could cause problems for partnering religious groups, while another said the action also strengthens these groups’ protections against government abuse.

What might save us from 'victimhood' culture

Apr 29, 2016 - 03:02 am .- "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Colo. baker faces 're-education' training after state court refuses to take case

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is “evaluating all legal options” to preserve the man’s First Amendment rights after the state’s highest court declined to take the case.

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Apr 28, 2016 - 04:16 pm .- It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

Apr 28, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a panel at the United Nations.

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