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Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

Oct 22, 2014 - 06:01 pm .- The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all.

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

Ecumenical dialogue in the spotlight as Pope's Turkey trip approaches

Oct 22, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- The cardinal heading the Church’s council for Christian Unity has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turkey will help strengthen existing Catholic-Orthodox relations.

Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the key task of returning displaced families to their homes.

The Pope's advice on how to overcome jealousy and pride

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:37 am .- In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.  

The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and now a new website tells their stories.

Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:57 am .- Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.  

Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Oct 21, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by policies intended to protect children, and to report perpetrators.

Remembering Helen Hull Hitchcock, 'a true daughter of God'

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Helen Hull Hitchcock, a prominent Catholic speaker, author, and advocate for the Church’s teachings on women and liturgy, died at the age of 75 on Monday, Oct. 20, after suffering from a short illness.

Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but should nevertheless work for renewal and worship God with joy, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.  

Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch

Oct 21, 2014 - 02:47 pm .- When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, who offered them shelter in the name of Christ.  

After surviving Ebola, Liberians have another challenge - marginalization

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:58 pm .- "How is it that we have again become the marginalized of the earth?" That is what people ask Bishop Anthony Borwah of Gbarnga, in Liberia, the country most affected by the outbreak of Ebola.

Pope Francis: Christ restores peace by breaking walls of division

Oct 21, 2014 - 10:30 am .- Christ wants to see us reconciled rather than living as enemies, Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Tuesday, explaining that a true Christian lives with this hope.

Vatican releases details for Pope Francis' visit to Turkey

Oct 21, 2014 - 07:52 am .- In response to an invitation sent by Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, Pope Francis will make a three-day trip to Turkey, during which he will visit the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

Oct 21, 2014 - 04:02 am .- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows.

'Mystic in the slums': A glimpse into the prophetic life of Mother Teresa

Oct 21, 2014 - 02:37 am .- “The world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.”

The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

Oct 20, 2014 - 04:26 pm .- More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking European leaders to offer “real help” for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.  

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm .- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.  

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:41 am .- Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.

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October 31, 2014

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