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May 1, 2017 - 02:57 pm .- On Saturday night, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist church in Emory, Texas received the horrifying news that a tornado was heading in the direction of their church.
May 1, 2017 - 10:59 am .- In a deeply emotional speech in New York, award winning actress Blake Lively shone a spotlight on the crisis of child pornography, calling for greater awareness and resources to fight the epidemic.
Apr 29, 2017 - 05:27 am .- Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Apr 28, 2017 - 03:23 pm .- On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint prominent pro-life legislative activist Charmaine Yoest as the new assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Apr 28, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- An advisor to the White House rejected recent concerns that the Trump administration supports the controversial HHS mandate, saying it is simply a matter of timing in finding a “litigation-proof” alternative.  
Apr 28, 2017 - 11:33 am .- As Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, Catholics offered prayers for the prisoners, the victims, and their families, saying the executions have diminished the whole society.
Apr 28, 2017 - 12:08 am .- The Bishop of Salt Lake city has urged Utah's Catholics to be steeped in Catholic identity and to sow the Gospel’s seed within the community, leaving their comfort zone behind.
Apr 27, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- A leading U.S. bishop expressed grave concerns Thursday about a revised health care bill which the House may vote on within days.
Apr 27, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- We mark two forgotten anniversaries in 2017.
Apr 27, 2017 - 03:43 pm .- The U.S. government needs to be continually equipped to fight the scourge of human trafficking in new and effective ways, said members of Congress introducing an anti-trafficking bill on Thursday.
Apr 27, 2017 - 03:22 pm .- Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the prestigious Templeton Award for once again making belief in God “a serious option within academic philosophy,” the Templeton Foundation has said.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm .- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment.
Apr 26, 2017 - 04:09 pm .- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary of defending religious freedom, a leading advocate insisted Wednesday.
Apr 26, 2017 - 03:04 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has announced that parishes in his diocese may continue to charter Boy Scout troops, as long as they follow requirements to ensure that Catholic identity and teaching are upheld.
Apr 26, 2017 - 03:02 am .- When the leader of the Democratic party pulled an about-face this week, claiming that support for abortion was a non-negotiable part of the platform, pro-life Democrats were utterly dismayed.  
Apr 25, 2017 - 03:38 pm .- April 25 marks 50 years since Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize abortion. In a statement released Tuesday, the bishops of Colorado called for continued prayers and efforts to build up a culture of life in the state.
Apr 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm .- With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign.
Apr 25, 2017 - 03:16 am .- It’s a story seen across the nation – a neighborhood formerly known for rundown houses, empty shops and limited resources now finds flocks of millennials coming to the area’s trellised cafes and bars for brunch and drinks on weekends.  
Apr 24, 2017 - 04:33 pm .- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes.
Apr 24, 2017 - 04:32 pm .- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women.

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