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May 9, 2017 - 03:04 pm .- Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in public life, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said.
May 9, 2017 - 02:19 pm .- After Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections in France, the head of the country's bishops urged the new leader to help alleviate local woes such as unemployment and political division.
May 9, 2017 - 03:01 am .- This is part two of a two-part series. Part one covered the historical context, contents of the apparitions, and Miracle of the Sun.   The secrets of Fatima
May 8, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- Police are investigating a case of vandalism with satanic messages at a Spanish monastery, which took place on a reliquary containing a veil believed to have touched the face of Christ.
May 8, 2017 - 03:01 am .- It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church.
May 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we need to focus on the Church's rich, beautiful take on marriage and the family.
May 6, 2017 - 06:08 am .- Over the past 10 years the Fatima shrine has seen an uptick in the number of pilgrims who visit from all over the world, particularly from Asia.
May 3, 2017 - 03:10 am .- After a whirlwind trip to Egypt last week, Pope Francis in just 10 days will head to Portugal for the centenary celebration of the Marian apparitions of Fatima, where anticipation is building for the visit of the “bishop in white.”
May 2, 2017 - 02:59 am .- Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who operate the hospitals said the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented.  
Apr 27, 2017 - 09:01 pm .- A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar university Pope Francis will visit for aiming to increase Catholic-Muslim dialogue.
Apr 27, 2017 - 03:01 am .- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be putting themselves at risk for decreasing their overall health and well-being.
Apr 26, 2017 - 05:04 pm .- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the troubled, and his devotion to God.
Apr 21, 2017 - 10:22 am .- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.
Apr 21, 2017 - 03:02 am .- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady's message.
Apr 19, 2017 - 10:45 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket Club, the Vatican’s cricket team, is traveling to Fatima April 19-22 for an interreligious tournament ahead of the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the country.
Apr 18, 2017 - 02:28 pm .- A Swedish midwife who refused to perform abortions has lost another court decision, but her supporters say the court neglected her freedom of conscience.  
Apr 15, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage” said that no matter who is in charge, as long as they work for peace they have her vote.
Apr 14, 2017 - 04:53 pm .- Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday, asking Christ’s forgiveness for the ways we may have fallen short, and imploring the grace to do better in the future.
Apr 14, 2017 - 01:51 am .- In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their way to the Church of Saint Praxedes, home to a fragment of stone alleged to be the pillar upon which Jesus was scourged.

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