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In first year, Pope Francis has challenged 'all' to live Gospel

Mar 9, 2014 - 04:03 pm .- Anticipating the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as the Bishop of Rome, Catholic leaders nationwide have reflect on his papacy thus far, noting his call for every Catholic to evangelize.

Senate urged to create envoy for Christians in Middle East

Mar 7, 2014 - 03:13 pm .- A Catholic bishop and a Baptist pastor urged members of the U.S. Senate to address the “dire situation” facing Christians in the Middle East, proposing a special religious freedom envoy to the region.

US bishops to tour Mexico border, say Mass for fallen migrants

Mar 7, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- American bishops will gather in Arizona at the end of March to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and offer a Mass in memory of migrant persons who have died trying to gain entry into the United States.

Chicago cardinal says cancer appears to be active again

Mar 7, 2014 - 11:13 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago told his archdiocese that Lent finds him in “poor health” as cancer in his right kidney that was dormant for over a year is “showing signs of new activity.”

Archbishop Chaput confident of papal visit to Philadelphia

Mar 7, 2014 - 10:21 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.

Disney ends Boy Scout donations due to gay leader ban

Mar 7, 2014 - 02:34 am .- Less than a year after the Boy Scouts lifted its ban on openly homosexual members, the Walt Disney Company has cut the scouting organization from an employee donation program because it does not allow openly gay scout leaders.

Research finds link between oral contraception, multiple sclerosis

Mar 6, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- In a new study, researchers analyzed the data found in women's health records over four years, discovering a connection between the use of oral contraception and the contraction of multiple sclerosis.

Frontline episode on Church scandals one-sided, critic says

Mar 6, 2014 - 01:19 pm .- The PBS Frontline documentary series’ recent episode “Secrets of the Vatican” largely covered old scandals in a one-sided way, said Scot Landry, executive director of Catholic Voices USA.

Vatican panel approves Archbishop Fulton Sheen miracle

Mar 6, 2014 - 10:52 am .- The Bishop of Peoria has rejoiced at a Vatican medical panel’s unanimous approval of a reported miracle attributed to the famous television personality and evangelist, Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Editor shares life-changing Lenten challenge in new book

Mar 6, 2014 - 04:36 am .- A New York-based Catholic editor says her experience with the corporal works of mercy two Lenten seasons ago transformed her understanding of charity and service.

Reject pornography to protect families, encourages Virginia bishop

Mar 6, 2014 - 02:47 am .- Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., has urged fathers to protect themselves and their children from pornography’s “relentless assault,” stressing the need for everyone to cultivate Jesus Christ’s “purity of heart.”

Ukraine’s churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

Mar 5, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Ukrainian religious leaders are standing together in their opposition to Russia’s use of troops in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and ask for payers for a peaceful end to the situation.

Legislation to help former inmates draws Catholic praise

Mar 5, 2014 - 04:16 pm .- In a letter to national lawmakers, Catholic leaders applauded the Second Chance Act as an enhancement of public safety and human dignity, and asked for further support in reauthorizing the legislation in Congress.

Planned Parenthood election spending demands response, pro-lifers say

Mar 4, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s intention to spend millions of dollars to support political candidates who favor legal abortion shows the need to speak out more on the issue, pro-life groups say.

Religious freedom essential for global human rights, panel says

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- Experts at a recent panel talk in Washington, D.C., suggested that while religious freedom has become a respectable component of foreign policy, serious concerns remain on a global scale.

EWTN adds Lenten scripture challenge to app

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has launched a new feature to the EWTN application that challenges its users to read the four Gospels during Lent.

'Son of God' movie shines at box office on opening weekend

Mar 4, 2014 - 12:19 pm .- “Son of God,” a new movie depicting the life of Christ according to Gospels, saw tremendous success and positive reviews when it opened in theaters at the end of February.

Dangers of solitary confinement highlighted at DC event

Mar 4, 2014 - 12:20 am .- Former prisoners, legal advocates and United Nations officials spoke out in Washington, D.C., against the use of solitary confinement for long periods of time, or for juveniles, the disabled and pregnant women.

Student-led project gives breakfast to 1,500 at homeless shelters

Mar 2, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Students at St. Peter’s School in Washington, D.C., led a recent project to assemble 1,500 bagged breakfasts for those seeking refuge from the cold in homeless shelters around the city.

Napa Institute's July gathering to explore economic justice, leadership

Mar 2, 2014 - 08:02 am .- The Fourth Annual Napa Institute will bring together cardinals and other clergy and lay leaders this July for spiritual enrichment and discussion about the challenges of Catholic leadership today.

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