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Dec 26, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost exclusively on getting ordained or being placed in high ranking, decision making positions.
Dec 26, 2016 - 10:02 am .- As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person.
Dec 23, 2016 - 02:27 pm .- Need to find confession nearby at the drop of a dime? There’s an app for that.
Dec 23, 2016 - 09:01 am .- The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries.
Dec 22, 2016 - 03:52 am .- For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is one thing consistently left out of the conversation: the clients – who they are and how they are dealt with.
Dec 20, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- You might have heard of Phil Mulryne, a Manchester United footballer who's shared the field with David Beckham and brought fame to Ireland with 27 caps – international appearances – in his athletic career.
Dec 20, 2016 - 09:09 am .- For both skeptics and believers, miracles have captivated people’s attention for thousands of years.
Dec 20, 2016 - 04:03 am .- Recognizing the difference between a person who's possessed and a person struggling with a mental illness or other infirmity is a vital part of the ministry of exorcism, according to a long-time exorcist and priest.
Dec 19, 2016 - 12:06 pm .- Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.
Dec 19, 2016 - 09:26 am .- In the Catholic Church, the spoken language is central to the liturgy: we recite the Nicene Creed as one, we praise the Lord with the Gloria that we sing, and we bow our heads to hear the blessing we receive at the end of Mass. But there’s a different reality for hearing impaired and deaf Catholics around the world.  
Dec 18, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her life.
Dec 16, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Christina Shabo was born under a tree in a refugee camp after her family fled bombing in their Iraqi hometown in 1991.
Dec 15, 2016 - 06:02 am .- An Italian priest is under fire from locals for deciding against setting up the typical Nativity scene in his town’s cemetery this year, Italian news source Corriere della Sera reported on Friday.  
Dec 13, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A traveling exhibit currently set up in Rome’s St. Silvester Square highlights the difficulties – as well as the strength, resilience, and hope – of Ukrainians who have had to flee their homes due to ongoing conflict in the country’s eastern regions.
Dec 12, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia.
Dec 11, 2016 - 03:43 pm .- Scientists at a university in Liverpool recently unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas of Myra, the popular 4th Century bishop best known as the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus.
Dec 8, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- Archbishop Marek Jedraszweski has been named the new shepherd of Poland's Krakow archdiocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
Dec 8, 2016 - 03:02 am .- U.K. officials drew strong criticism for denying visas to Middle East bishops from regions that have suffered Islamic State group persecution, preventing them from attending a cathedral consecration.
Dec 7, 2016 - 03:02 am .- For American composer J.J. Wright, the Second Vatican Council's call to inculturate the Church's ancient musical traditions into “mission territory” – while preserving its unity – is something he has adopted personally with one of his greatest passions: jazz.
Dec 6, 2016 - 12:26 pm .- In order to realize the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons the discourse of the international community surrounding nuclear security must be based on an ethic of trust, responsibility, and cooperation – not fear and suspicion, Vatican official Msgr. Antoine Camilleri said Tuesday.

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