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Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.

Bishop cites teaching of Popes in push to protect migrant kids

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:43 am .- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to address the “humanitarian crisis” of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S.

Major FBI bust highlights problem of human trafficking

Jun 27, 2014 - 04:49 am .- The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex trafficking rings across the country has drawn attention to the problem of modern slavery.

Religious applicants fare worse in job hunt, studies suggest

Jun 27, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Two studies suggest that religious self-identification on a job applicant’s resume can harm his or her job prospects, with Catholics receiving almost as few responses to job applications as Muslims in some parts of the U.S.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014 - 08:34 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, in which protestors and pro-life counselors could not enter to speak with patients.

Apostolate teaches women their 'irreplaceable' value, dignity

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:10 am .- In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create a Catholic study apostolate for women.

IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Jun 26, 2014 - 02:50 am .- A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak of confidential tax documents, but the organization has called for further investigation to determine the extent of the wrongdoing.

New York Catholics angered over financial hit to students

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools.

Chaldean priest says little hope for Christians in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians in his home country at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his mind.

Bishop's letter on 'language of love' finds global audience

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published.

Mother, daughter find faith despite unexpected pregnancy

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:10 am .- Waking up to her bedroom light one late night in October, Linda Padgett was flooded with fear. Standing there, her 18-year-old daughter Sarah revealed that she was pregnant.

Discrimination order sparks fears over religious liberty

Jun 24, 2014 - 04:57 pm .- While affirming the dignity of every human person, Catholic and family advocates are voicing concern over reports of an anti-discrimination executive order that could undermine religious freedom.

Saint Faustina play brings message of Divine Mercy to life

Jun 24, 2014 - 04:07 am .- A once-obscure nun from 1930s Poland would probably be surprised to find that she is the subject of a play travelling all across the United States in 2014.

Hate group's presence shocks attendees at priest funeral

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Faithful who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Paxico, Kansas.

Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

Jun 23, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom.

Sacred art evangelizes hearts, Catholic experts say

Jun 23, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Two sacred art experts have stressed the importance of the Catholic visual arts in the new evangelization, saying the arts have the potential to change individual lives, and cultures as a whole.

Pennsylvania boarding school aims to build Catholic culture

Jun 22, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Gregory the Great Academy, a Catholic all-boys boarding school, has graduated its first class as part of its efforts to form young men in a life of virtue for the building up of a Catholic culture.

Presbyterian denomination's 'gay marriage' votes draw criticism

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to perform “gay marriage” and to redefine marriage as a “commitment between two people,” drawing objections that it is moving away from Christian orthodoxy.

Fraternity of Saint Peter celebrates life of slain Phoenix priest

Jun 21, 2014 - 09:39 pm .- The twin steeples of Sacred Heart Catholic Church tower over the green summer cornfields just outside of Paxico, Kansas. 

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