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Not just a mother to Catholics - locals reflect on Mother Angelica

Apr 5, 2016 - 12:06 pm .- Mother Angelica may have had an international television audience, but she also left an impression in her own backyard.

Is Hillary Clinton becoming more extreme on abortion?

Apr 5, 2016 - 03:33 am .- Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has long been known for supporting legal abortion. But her comments in this election year have some pro-life critics saying that she is becoming more radical.

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and a woman won’t have needed protections, the state’s Catholic bishops said.

US Bishops back legal protection for doctors who won't provide abortions

Apr 2, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A proposed conscience protection act for health care professionals who oppose abortion would benefit both medical providers and their patients, U.S. Catholic bishops said Thursday as they urged support among the House of Representatives.

Carolina controversy: bathroom bills raise questions of safety, privacy

Apr 1, 2016 - 05:01 pm .- The overturn of a Charlotte, North Carolina ordinance allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms helps offer important protections against sexual predators, said family advocacy groups this week.

Funeral marks Mother Angelica's life as a 'faithful bride' to Jesus

Apr 1, 2016 - 03:13 pm .- Mother Angelica’s life must be viewed in reference to Jesus, the homilist at her funeral Mass said on Friday.

Mother Angelica: A female powerhouse in a supposedly sexist Church

Apr 1, 2016 - 03:01 am .- It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United States. The Pope was greeted in the City of Angels by a closed-door meeting with a group of progressive bishops who had a bone to pick with several Church traditions.

The 'boast' of Mother Angelica was in Christ, not herself

Mar 31, 2016 - 07:33 pm .- The life of EWTN foundress Mother Angelica was a testament to St. Paul’s teaching that “God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,” preached the celebrant of vespers at a prayer vigil offered for her repose.

We asked and you answered: How Mother Angelica touched your lives

Mar 31, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- Here are just a few of the stories from our readers

FDA's abortion pill expansion targets babies up to 10 weeks into pregnancy

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded its recommended use of the abortion drug mifepristone, drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who say it is harmful for women and their unborn babies, who may now be chemically aborted up to 10 weeks into pregnancy.

Padre Pio inspires help for homeless veterans in Maryland

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:41 am .- St. Padre Pio’s spiritual life inspired many veterans of the Second World War – and now, his example has helped inspire support for homeless veterans in Maryland.  

The story of a loving father who was killed for resisting the Nazis

Mar 31, 2016 - 03:04 am .- One theme unifies the stories of all the saints: Christians are never alone. Even in the most isolated circumstances, saints have a profound union with God. This principle is demonstrated by the martyrdom of Franz Jagerstatter, a father and martyr during the Nazi occupation of Austria.

Women drive peace and development, Vatican rep tells UN

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 am .- The Holy See paid homage to all women and girls who have selflessly served others in education, healthcare, and forming the youth and upheld the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen as an example of women with unwavering dedication to peace.

Georgia bishops: religious freedom bill veto a chance for more debate

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:35 am .- Following the Georgia governor’s recent veto of a religious liberty bill, the state’s Catholic bishops are calling for further debate and dialogue on the issue.

Vatican diplomacy zeros-in on human rights in Africa

Mar 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- In a region fraught with political, ethnic and religious divisions, the Central African Republic's motto of “Unity, Dignity, and Work” can serve as a foundation for healing and progress in Africa's Great Lakes Region, a Vatican representative told the United Nations.  

Utah anesthesia bill shows 'incoherence' of legal abortion, doctor says

Mar 30, 2016 - 03:02 am .- A new Utah law requiring anesthesia for unborn babies during late-term abortions shows the contradiction between society’s view of life and legal abortion, a leading pro-life doctor has said.

A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom.

How the 'pirate nun' changed a gay man's life

Mar 29, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Paul Darrow went to his first gay beach when he was 15.

'The shenanigans' at Mother Angelica's first vows

Mar 28, 2016 - 03:03 am .- If you picture a nun's first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing harmoniously and everything running joyfully and smoothly.

Schedule of events: Mother Angelica's funeral

Mar 27, 2016 - 08:48 pm .- Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.

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