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Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:11 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.

Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Aug 20, 2014 - 07:01 pm .- Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by militant Islamic State forces – but is now a foundation for his family and community.

Archbishop notes troubling rise of youth unemployment

Aug 20, 2014 - 02:40 pm .- Calling for work that honors the dignity of the human person, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenksi of Miami echoed the words of Pope Francis, noting the troubling rise of young adult unemployment.

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:05 am .- Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Aug 20, 2014 - 08:22 am .- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

LCWR may not be open to reform, commentator worries

Aug 20, 2014 - 07:50 am .- Actions by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at its latest annual assembly suggest that it may be closed to the possibility of reform, one writer on Catholic religious life has said.

Franciscan friars in Pakistan celebrate 75 years of mission

Aug 20, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola, an important observance in their tradition.

'The Giver' praised for themes on free will, sanctity of life

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free will and the dangers of a world that distorts language to do evil.

Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

Aug 19, 2014 - 06:17 pm .- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.

'Demography is destiny,' Archbishop Chaput tells Latino Catholics

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Saturday, because they are the future of the Church in America.

St. Louis archbishop urges prayer in face of Ferguson violence

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the coming days.

Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm .- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.

New Ukrainian Orthodox head to face questions of independence

Aug 19, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, Ukraine's eastern neighbor with which it is in conflict, analysts say.

Thai families gather for fellowship, discussion of challenges

Aug 19, 2014 - 02:04 am .- In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a weekend of community building and reflection on the Gospel.

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says

Aug 18, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea

Aug 18, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words on poverty and the witness of the martyrs were particularly impactful.

Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:51 pm .- Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded a plane back to Rome Aug. 18.

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