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How to join the US bishops in 9 Days for Life

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:49 am .- The U.S. bishops hope a new pro-life prayer campaign will unite Catholics against not only abortion, but other threats to human fulfilment and life as well.

California bishops to Pope: Thanks for the new saint!

Jan 16, 2015 - 05:12 am .- Two California bishops have voiced elation and gratitude at Pope Francis’ announcement that he will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, OFM, when he comes to the United States next September.

Speakers withdraw from Catholic event fearing LGBT controversy

Jan 15, 2015 - 05:32 pm .- Everyone must be free to proclaim their religious beliefs, a Catholic group has said after prominent speakers spurned its summit because of the group’s stance on homosexuality.

Archbishop Gomez: OneLife LA event affirms life near Roe v. Wade anniversary

Jan 15, 2015 - 08:00 am .- OneLife LA, is meant to be a family-friendly celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. Beginning with a walk for life in downtown L.A., the event culminates with a gathering at Grand Park, where there will be pro-life speakers and a concert with Christian musicians.  Archbishop Jose Gomez, who spearheaded the event, wrote in a column that he wanted a local pro-life event for the people of southern California where they could stand together to defend life near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which continues to have a profound impact on society. 

Nebraska monsignor appointed new Bishop of Grand Island

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Monsignor Joseph Hanefeldt, a priest of the Omaha archdiocese and a Nebraska native, as the eighth Bishop of Grand Island, which serves Catholics in central and western Nebraska.

Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015 - 07:09 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses of worship.

Pro-life event designed with a California audience in mind

Jan 13, 2015 - 07:05 pm .- It’s not going to be sunny and 70 degrees in many places in the United States on Saturday, Jan. 17, but it will be in Los Angeles.   That’s why the first-of-its-kind OneLife event will be taking place outside, beginning with a walk for life and ending with a gathering in the park complete with food trucks, talks from both local and national speakers, and a concert.  

Next Catholic Charities head is sister with a mission of compassion

Jan 13, 2015 - 07:02 am .- Catholic Charities USA has named its next president: Sister Donna Markham, O.P., a trained clinical psychologist with a background in nonprofit leadership and a deep commitment to helping the poor.

New Orleans receives a native son for new auxiliary bishop

Jan 12, 2015 - 01:47 pm .- Fr. Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M., was appointed on Monday by Pope Francis as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, his hometown.

One family under God: Archbishop Gomez addresses immigration reform

Jan 10, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- For Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, if the Church is a family, then the faithful are all brothers and sisters.

100 million reasons for concern about anti-Christian persecution

Jan 8, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- The number of persecuted Christians in the world has topped 100 million, according to a new report that says even non-violent persecution of Christians has increased, amid continuing violence.

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Jan 7, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptives, and drugs that could cause abortion, a court ruled Jan. 5.

Philly kicks off 2015 celebrating St John Neumann

Jan 7, 2015 - 02:08 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia observed the feast of St. John Neumann on Monday, and celebrated the year that the city will welcome Pope Francis for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.

Grisly Nativity scene vandalism draws prayerful response

Jan 6, 2015 - 09:07 pm .- A vandal’s placement of a decapitated pig’s head at a Nativity scene at a Catholic church in Massachusetts shocked locals, but they committed themselves to pray for and to forgive the perpetrator.

Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015: His Controversial Legacy

Jan 6, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York who sought to justify Catholic lawmakers’ tolerance of abortion rights, died on Jan. 1; he was 82.

Cardinal George dropped from cancer drug trial, asks for prayers

Jan 6, 2015 - 11:03 am .- Cardinal Francis George has asked for continued prayers after being dropped from a cancer drug’s clinical trial, which was determined to be ineffective for him.

New US Congress reflects the Catholic swing vote

Jan 6, 2015 - 09:34 am .- The overwhelming majority of federal lawmakers in the U.S. are Christian, according to a new report, which also found that Catholics in the legislative branch are split between parties, reflecting a split in the U.S. population.

Possible site of Jesus' trial uncovered in the Holy Land

Jan 5, 2015 - 02:32 pm .- Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem.

Beauty in suffering: How one woman is fighting the stigma of therapy

Jan 4, 2015 - 08:15 am .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.  

Members of Congress: Abortion funding breaks health care law promise

Dec 26, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- More than 75 members of Congress have written the Obama administration emphasizing that abortion coverage must be billed separately under the health care law, as it was promised.  

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