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A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom.

How the 'pirate nun' changed a gay man's life

Mar 29, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Paul Darrow went to his first gay beach when he was 15.

'The shenanigans' at Mother Angelica's first vows

Mar 28, 2016 - 03:03 am .- If you picture a nun's first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing harmoniously and everything running joyfully and smoothly.

Schedule of events: Mother Angelica's funeral

Mar 27, 2016 - 08:48 pm .- Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

Mar 27, 2016 - 06:00 pm .- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.

Let them serve: Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Mar 23, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting “Let them Serve! Let them Serve!”

Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

Mar 23, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious charities should be free to carry out their ministries without having to violate their religious beliefs, plaintiffs argued at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. 

Empower women and you empower the world, Vatican tells UN

Mar 23, 2016 - 03:06 am .- If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the conversation – must have a voice in the process, a Holy See representative told the U.N.

Faith in a world under siege – thoughts from Archbishop Chaput

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:34 am .- Despite the challenges facing the United States, Catholics and Mormons can work together – with St. Augustine as a model, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Tuesday at Brigham Young University.

Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court

Mar 22, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

When religious liberty collides with the sexual revolution

Mar 22, 2016 - 06:47 am .- At the heart of many of today’s most pressing U.S. religious liberty concerns is the fallout from the sexual revolution decades ago, said one author on the subject at a recent conference.

A look at how businesses can help the poor

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:13 am .- Businesses can care for both the poor and the created world by making decisions that focus on the human person and not merely profit, said Catholic leaders at a conference on Thursday.

India's refusal to grant religious freedom visas a 'missed opportunity'

Mar 20, 2016 - 04:53 pm .- India is making a mistake in refusing to issue visas to a U.S. international religious freedom organization, said religious liberty advocates and experts specializing in the South Asian country.

Relics and bedtime stories: the tale behind Arroyo's new children's series

Mar 19, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- For over 800 years, the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole was preserved in a wooden, heart-shaped box inside an iron cage bolted to a wall in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.

St. Joseph takes center stage in film on Christ's childhood

Mar 19, 2016 - 06:33 am .- In his new film, “The Young Messiah,” Director Cyrus Nowrasteh knew that he needed to break the mold when it came to depicting Jesus’ foster-father, St. Joseph.

All-star 'Passion' musical aims to tell the Gospel story in a new key

Mar 18, 2016 - 04:57 pm .- Actor and singer Jencarlos Canela will play the role of Jesus in a live musical dramatization of The Passion on Palm Sunday. Only he’s still not sure how.

How Bach is evangelizing Japan

Mar 18, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Several years ago, a Lutheran theologian and former Japanese newspaper correspondent uncovered an unusual phenomenon in Japan.

Spike in opioid-linked deaths demands action, Mass. bishops say

Mar 17, 2016 - 06:55 pm .- There’s a major increase in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts – and it demands an urgent response, said the state’s Catholic bishops.

In groundbreaking move, US declares Christians among victims of ISIS genocide

Mar 17, 2016 - 08:58 am .- Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide.

Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

Mar 17, 2016 - 03:04 am .- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.

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