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Stop 'corporate welfare' for Planned Parenthood, pro-life Democrats say

Sep 30, 2015 - 05:13 pm .- The House on Tuesday passed a bill allowing states to withhold Medicaid funds from health care providers that perform abortions.

Families tell Pope Francis 'thank you' with a renewed commitment to marriage

Sep 30, 2015 - 05:08 pm .- In response to Pope Francis’ ongoing encouragement of marriage, an Ecuadorian lay woman has penned a simple thank you letter that has now gained over 1,500 signatures in the Hispanic community.

What meeting Pope Francis was like for elementary students in Harlem

Sep 30, 2015 - 03:05 pm .- Students and community members in East Harlem were moved, sometimes to tears, by Pope Francis’ words and example during his visit to the New York neighborhood.

Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

Sep 30, 2015 - 11:21 am .- Pope Francis reviewed his recent trip to Cuba and the United States during his General Audience on Wednesday, calling the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia the “culmination” of his apostolic visit.

Pope Francis reportedly met with Kim Davis, offered support

Sep 30, 2015 - 08:47 am .- Embattled county clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, her lawyer has told multiple media outlets.

Here's what Archbishop Kurtz thought about Pope Francis' visit

Sep 30, 2015 - 06:41 am .- For Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, hearing the words of Pope Francis is like being taken back in time to when he first experienced his “original call” to serve the Church through the priesthood.

Sistine Chapel Choir releases sacred music album recorded in its chapel

Sep 30, 2015 - 03:01 am .- As the first album ever to be recorded inside the Sistine Chapel is released, Archbishop Georg Ganswein said the sacred music featured is not something of the past, but continues to play a role in evangelization.

US bishops echo Pope's words on sex abuse, accountability

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Two committee heads of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced support for Pope Francis’ statement rejecting the sexual abuse of minors and promising accountability for those guilty of crimes against children.

What's it like to play for the Pope? Here's how one Catholic artist described it

Sep 29, 2015 - 04:17 pm .- Performing for Pope Francis at Saturday’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia was an answer to prayer for musician Marie Miller, but getting a personal thumbs-up from him surely helped confirm it.

After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Sep 29, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal trip, the challenges facing family in the U.S., and the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Pope appeals for life of Georgia death row inmate, but parole board rejects

Sep 29, 2015 - 02:34 pm .- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence of a local woman scheduled to be executed tonight, despite a plea from Pope Francis to do so.

Mercy, dialogue to be the focus of World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2015 - 07:31 am .- Announced Tuesday, this year’s theme for World Communications Day is inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and stresses that social communications should be centered on mercy, dialogue and welcome.

Catalan bishops: Church can't make specific proposals on independence from Spain

Sep 29, 2015 - 06:02 am .- The Catalan regional bishops conference last Tuesday issued a statement ahead of Sunday's regional election – widely seen as an informal referendum on independence – saying the Church will not propose specifics, but can agree with positions that have “moral legitimacy.”

Pope Francis met Argentine family who travelled 11,000 miles to Philadelphia

Sep 29, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The Holy See press officer explained on Sunday that that morning Pope Francis had met with the Walkers, a family from Argentina who travelled in a VW camper van to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.

As synod approaches, Nigerian bishops speak up for the family

Sep 28, 2015 - 05:04 pm .- Nigeria’s bishops closed their latest assembly with a view toward the upcoming Synod on the Family, re-affirming the family while warning about LGBT activism.

Pope Francis explains what World Youth Day has to do with Divine Mercy

Sep 28, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- With World Youth Day coming up next year, Pope Francis has a question for young people: “Do you realize how precious you are to God, who has given you everything out of love?”

Saint Junipero Serra's canonization an 'exciting time to be a Catholic'

Sep 28, 2015 - 11:31 am .- Last week's Mass for the Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra, said by Pope Francis, proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who participated in it, and a reflection of the excitement for the Pope's mission.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

Sep 28, 2015 - 05:14 am .- In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who have molested minors, saying that the strength to forgive, and to be forgiven, can only come from God.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a “simplistic” solution to the issue, and stressed that there are also other problems that need to be discussed.

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