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Oct 13, 2016 - 04:30 pm .- For history professor Christopher Shannon, Catholics in American politics have a long history, yet this legacy is overshadowed by a troubling disunity in the present.
Oct 13, 2016 - 02:25 pm .- On Thursday the Vatican’s longtime point-man on the topic of migration said that the issue is an urgent one that can’t be solved by the “human egoism” that closes doors and fosters a xenophobic attitude toward foreigners.
Oct 13, 2016 - 11:43 am .- Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.  
Oct 13, 2016 - 10:42 am .- On Thursday, asked about what he likes and doesn’t like in the Lutheran ecclesial community, Pope Francis said he likes Lutherans who are active followers of Christ, while he dislikes Christians who are hypocritical or who have a lukewarm faith.
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Several Christian television stations in Pakistan were ordered to stop transmitting last month, after the nation's media regulator found that they didn’t have the legal permit required to broadcast their materials.
Oct 13, 2016 - 05:49 am .- As images of children crushed by bombs or washed up at sea are becoming an increasingly daily sight, Pope Francis’ decision to focus his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on child migrants rings in as particularly timely and appropriate.
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:08 am .- With the Consistory of Cardinals in November, Pope Francis will shape the College of Cardinals to give the widest representation to the countries of the world and to minimize the possibility of encouraging any sort of careerism.
Oct 12, 2016 - 09:49 pm .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, is traveling to Fatima, Portugal ahead of Pope Francis’ own visit, which will take place next year for the 100-year anniversary of Mary’s appearance there.  
Oct 12, 2016 - 05:36 pm .- A coalition of religious and civic leaders has denounced a report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights which said appeals to religious freedom are usually just discrimination-in-disguise.
Oct 12, 2016 - 05:26 pm .- In the closing weeks of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholics should pray and fast for “a culture of life,” one Catholic member of Congress has said.
Oct 12, 2016 - 05:08 pm .- In a leaked email hacked from a private account, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign appears to discuss with a progressive figure whether it is possible to “plant the seeds of the revolution” against the U.S. bishops and their stances.
Oct 12, 2016 - 12:09 pm .- A priest from West Virginia recently won a quarter of a million dollars on the trivia TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and pledged to donate the money to a Catholic elementary school.
Oct 12, 2016 - 06:15 am .- On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes.
Oct 12, 2016 - 04:36 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis begged for an end to the terrible conflict in Syria, asking for an immediate ceasefire to allow the evacuation of civilians, especially children.
Oct 12, 2016 - 03:15 am .- In a country long entrenched in a two-party political system, Mike Maturen faces an uphill battle.
Oct 12, 2016 - 12:59 am .- Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit held a Mass of Pardon asking God for grace and mercy.
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- A Colorado ballot proposal to legalize assisted suicide relies too much on fear and anxiety and ignores the ways better hospice care can provide for the terminally ill, a local hospice leader has said.
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:03 pm .-   Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage for people who are full-grown.
Oct 11, 2016 - 03:57 pm .- Today is International Day of the Girl Child, declared by the United Nations as a day to raise awareness of programs and services that are needed to empower girls around the world, particularly in the areas of health, safety, education, and rights.
Oct 11, 2016 - 03:27 pm .- A Jesuit priest was shot in the face with rubber bullets by police in Johannesburg while trying to protect student protestors in a violent clash with authorities on Monday.

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