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A step forward for evangelization in the Philippines

Jan 21, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A three-day conference on evangelization took place in Manila during Pope Francis' Philippines visit, exploring the relationship between the beatitudes and evangelization in the southeast Asian nation.

Australia event looks to Oakland cathedral as model for church architecture

Jan 21, 2015 - 02:02 am .- An upcoming symposium at Australian Catholic University aims to study the relationship of liturgy and architecture, and takes the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland as a model for church architecture.

'The Apology' – Men speak up about abortion

Jan 21, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A pro-life organization is aiming to highlight how men are affected by abortion – and offer hope for healing and renewal – through a new video called ‘The Apology.’

How one CEO sees unrealized potential in special needs kids

Jan 20, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- Special needs children can bring joy, grace and a potential to thrive in the workplace in a way that parents may never have foreseen – says a former CEO and senate candidate who gave her personal witness to this at a pro-life event on Tuesday.

Panama's first cardinal: I'm astonished at my appointment

Jan 20, 2015 - 04:33 pm .- Among the new cardinals Pope Francis will create in the February consistory is Bishop Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of the Diocese of David, Panama, who will become the first cardinal from that country.

'Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for'

Jan 20, 2015 - 12:43 pm .- Following the Vatican-brokered restoration of relations between the US and Cuba, a visit of Pope Francis to the island should be “expected and welcomed,” according to the Vatican's emeritus Secretary of State.

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015 - 09:30 am .- In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed to grow his beard for religious reasons.

Pope Francis' curial reform: sending bishops home to dioceses

Jan 20, 2015 - 02:04 am .- The appointment of Bishop Mario Toso as head of the small Italian diocese of Faenza-Modigliana leaves vacant the post of secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a Vatican office that will be involved in the larger process of Curia reform.

The fight for human dignity - how MLK speaks to ISIS, abortion

Jan 19, 2015 - 04:10 pm .- The ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is that every human life is sacred and must be protected from injustice, said leading U.S. bishops on Jan. 19.

Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Manila to Rome

Jan 19, 2015 - 03:20 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Jan. 19 flight from Manila to Rome concluding his Asian pilgrimage, Pope Francis discussed what he learned from Filipinos; his upcoming trip to Philadelphia and other US cities; how one can be a responsible parent without resorting to birth control; the colonization of gender ideology; and the possibility of a papal trip to Africa.

Kids in poor countries suffer when West pushes sex agenda, Pope says

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:43 pm .- Pope Francis cautioned on Monday that gender ideologies from the wealthy western world are being imposed on developing nations by tying them to foreign aid and education, in a form of "ideological colonization."

Pope: 'Responsible parenthood' doesn't mean birth control

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:15 pm .- Pope Francis backed Blessed Paul VI's teaching against birth control and urged openness to life, but reminded couples that “responsible parenthood” does not require them “to be like rabbits” in order to be good Catholics.

Africa, South America trips in Pope's sights for next two years

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm .- Pope Francis has revealed that he hopes to make extensive voyages to Africa and Latin America in the next two years.

Pope confirms three US stops in September, no Mexico for now

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- During his in-flight press conference from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis confirmed he plans stops in Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. during his visit to the United States this autumn.

Philly archdiocese says Pope's US schedule yet to be finalized

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:29 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's communications director clarified that Pope Francis' official schedule during his trip to the U.S. in September has yet to be confirmed by the papal household.

Thousands march to support human dignity in downtown LA

Jan 19, 2015 - 10:44 am .- The first annual OneLife LA, heralded as a celebration of the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death, drew thousands from all over Southern California to downtown Los Angeles.

Ecumenism will break shackles of racism, St Louis priest says

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The ecumenism preached by Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech is key to breaking the shackles of individualism and systemic racism, a St. Louis priest has said.

After Francis: what the 'Pope of Surprises' means for Philippines bishops

Jan 18, 2015 - 08:54 pm .- Pope Francis’ departure from the Philippines prompted gratitude from leading bishops who encouraged Filipinos to reflect on the Pope’s message and to use discernment in responding to modern life.

The Philippines' farewell to visiting pontiff: "Pope Francis, we love you!"

Jan 18, 2015 - 07:36 pm .- The Pope departed the Philippines Monday morning from Villamor Air Base at a farewell ceremony where over 400 abandoned children from various welfare centers performed songs to bid him farewell.

One Buddhist nun's thoughts on Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 04:24 pm .- A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines voiced her gratitude to the pontiff for his efforts at unity and dialogue among religious communities.

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