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Vocation is 'never static,' reflects newly appointed Irish bishop

May 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation must be discerned daily, in faithfulness to God who calls us.

Animated video on John Paul II aims to evangelize youth

May 14, 2014 - 11:02 am .- In honor of the canonization of St. John Paul II, audiovisual resource page Catholic Link has created an animated video detailing the profound spiritual life of the saint with the hope of reaching youth.

Catholic publishers see boost from interest in Pope Francis

May 14, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The “Francis effect” has invigorated Catholic publishing houses, and religious books are becoming less of a niche market, publishers at a recent international book fair in Italy have explained.

Exorcism conference trains priests in 'ministry of love'

May 13, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- For the ninth consecutive year, a group of experts met in Rome to train those interested in the ministry of exorcism – a rite hailed as a vital act of service in the Church today.

Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges

May 7, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Insinuations at a U.N. committee hearing that Catholic teaching against abortion may violate an international anti-torture convention has raised questions about the partiality of the body.

Vatican doctrine head: LCWR has moved beyond Church, faith

May 6, 2014 - 10:54 am .- In an address to the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirmed the necessity of reform of the conference, saying it has effectively moved beyond the Christian faith.

At UN panel, Holy See urges civil prosecution for torture

May 6, 2014 - 04:01 am .- All individuals who commit torture and abuse must face prosecution from legitimate government authorities, a Holy See delegation has told a U.N. committee on a global anti-torture convention.

Pope receives sculpture of newly canonized 'Apostle of Brazil'

May 5, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- The Diocese of La Laguna on the Spanish island of Tenerife has sent Pope Francis a bronze sculpture of St. Jose of Anchieta to celebrate the Jesuit saint’s recent canonization.

UK rules exclude pro-life medical professionals from diploma

May 4, 2014 - 03:41 pm .- U.K. requirements that medical professionals seeking a specialist diploma must be willing to prescribe contraception and abortion-causing drugs have sparked objections from those excluded due to their moral beliefs.

Italy’s March for Life draws global participation

May 4, 2014 - 01:11 pm .- The fourth annual March for Life held in Rome May 4 drew attendees from across Italy, Europe and the United States.

Pro-life leaders hold international conference in Rome

May 4, 2014 - 11:12 am .- Leaders in the movement to protect human life from conception to natural death held a conference in Rome on Saturday to discuss various pro-life initiatives underway throughout the world.

Tens of thousands expected for Italy's March for Life

May 2, 2014 - 08:01 am .- The Italian March for Life expects tens of thousands of attendees at its fourth march to support what organizer Virginia Coda Nunziante called “the first right for a human being.”

Be bold in proclaiming truth, Cardinal Dolan tells media

May 2, 2014 - 04:04 am .- At a communications conference in Rome this week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered his own observations on how to communicate effectively, emphasizing the importance of addressing hard issues.

Relaunch of English martyrs film brings stories to US audience

May 1, 2014 - 10:56 am .- “Faith of Our Fathers,” a powerful 2013 film telling stories of the Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation, has been recently edited and released for an American audience by Ignatius Press.

Baby's kick dissuades pregnant model from abortion

May 1, 2014 - 07:04 am .- A 19-week pregnant model who had said she would have an abortion to further her career in U.K. reality television now says that feeling her unborn baby kick made her turn away from an abortion clinic.

Young artist's captivating work shows 'human face' of saints

Apr 29, 2014 - 08:21 am .- Polish artist Anna Gulak has mesmerized pilgrims in Rome with a series of drawings on the recently-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII, portraying both the holiness and humility of the two saints.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014 - 04:17 am .- Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an academic institute dedicated to studying his theology and related issues.

Masses of Thanksgiving offered in Rome for new Pope saints

Apr 28, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing attention to the saints’ enormous contributions to the Church and to society.

Book details collaboration of Roncalli and his Venetian chancellor

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:06 am .- A book published this month in Italian reveals the collaborative relationship between John XXIII, when he was Patriarch of Venice, and his chancellor at the time, Fr. Sergio Sambin.

Pilgrims fill Roman churches in vigils before canonizations

Apr 26, 2014 - 08:45 pm .- Parishes throughout the city of Rome were filled the evening of April 26 with pilgrims spending the night in prayer in anticipation of the next day’s canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

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