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World leaders offer prayers in wake of MH17 crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- Following Wednesday's crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, both religious and political leaders from around the world are offering up prayers, and searching for answers about the tragedy.

Natural women's health center hailed for affirming life, dignity

Jul 18, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Colorado women’s health clinic seeking to offer natural care that respects human dignity has drawn praise for helping to build up a culture of life.

Blogger recounts motherhood as spark that led to conversion

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The conversion from atheism to Catholicism was a rewarding journey full of triumph and trial for Jennifer Fulwiler, as outlined in her recent book, “Something Other Than God.”

Millions of African children orphaned by violence, AIDS

Jul 17, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Tens of millions of African orphans are in need of support and care from a loving, stable family said experts testifying at a D.C. congressional hearing on the orphan crisis on the continent.

Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

Jul 17, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex abuse allegations is not necessarily consistent with the view of others involved.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

(Explicit) Video shows Planned Parenthood promoting violent sex to minors

Jul 17, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Planned Parenthood is under fire after a new undercover investigation found staff members promoting bondage, whipping and other violent sexual practices to minors as young as 15.

John Paul II taught that 'the body matters,' priest says

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all of us, says priest and author Father Michael Gaitley.

Archbishop calls slated black mass offensive, horrendous

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.

Women speak out against 'extreme' abortion bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would be devastating to health and safety of both women and their children.

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.

Catholic News Agency launches mobile app

Jul 16, 2014 - 11:09 am .- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge.

North Carolina lawmakers stand by 'Choose Life' plates

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Several lawmakers in North Carolina have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to pro-life specialty license plates in the state.

Senate bill would strip conscience protections, bishops warn

Jul 15, 2014 - 08:01 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops have issued a strong rebuke of a Senate bill that would deny conscience rights to employers in the field of health coverage.

Suit claims Colo. Planned Parenthood ignored sex abuse

Jul 15, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- A lawsuit charges that a Colorado Planned Parenthood affiliate failed to recognize and report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl by her stepfather when its staff performed an abortion on her and put her on birth control at the stepfather’s request.

Bishop: Hobby Lobby case shows need to fight secularism

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.

Knights of Columbus pledge $1.4 million for Special Olympics

Jul 15, 2014 - 02:10 am .- The Knights of Columbus have pledged $1.4 million for next year’s Special Olympics World Games, helping to cover participating athletes’ expenses for the Los Angeles event.

CatholicFest mixes camping, encounter with truth, beauty

Jul 14, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4th, and not just because it’s Independence Day.

New healthcare resource links Catholic patients, providers

Jul 13, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- A new healthcare website hopes to link together Catholic patients and healthcare providers in order to address the cultural challenges facing Catholics around the country.

US House reapproves religious freedom commission

Jul 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday, with commission supporters urging more attention to religious persecution.

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