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Don't ignore rural Catholics in America, advocate exhorts

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:02 am .- An advocate for Catholics living in rural settings said it is unfortunate that this group sometimes feels like second-class citizens, and cautioned that the Church neglects them at her own peril.

Alabama governor laments judge's abortion clinic ruling

Aug 7, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Robert Bentley, Alabama's governor and a trained physician, has expressed disappointment that a law he signed last year requiring abortionists in the state to have hospital admitting privileges was  struck down by a federal judge.

Trust God's love in difficult times, bishop counsels

Aug 6, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- A relationship with God is the most important thing to remember in difficult times, said Bishop John Noonan of Orlando at the opening Mass for the 132nd Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention.

Pope thanks Knights of Columbus for their service, charity

Aug 6, 2014 - 11:31 am .- In a message delivered to the Knights of Columbus' international convention, Pope Francis thanked the Catholic fraternal organization for their charitable activity, as well as for their defense of religious freedom.

Boston cardinal chides new Massachusetts buffer zone law

Aug 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old law was recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Aug 5, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- Alabama, Georgia, and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS mandate, saying the federal rule unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom.

Campaign seeks to help educate escaped Nigerian schoolgirls

Aug 5, 2014 - 04:18 am .- As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring, one human rights group has started a campaign to help educate those who were able to escape.

Tulsa bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to black mass

Aug 4, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- A novena of prayer and fasting leading up to the Feast of the Assumption has been planned to combat the Satanic black mass slated to take place at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center in September.

Congressman rips administration's silence on 'genocide' in Iraq

Aug 3, 2014 - 04:34 pm .- Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the U.S. government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor Thursday.

Sec. John Kerry calls for release of pastor in Iran

Aug 2, 2014 - 06:17 am .- Nearly two years after a U.S. citizen was imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, calls for his release continue.

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Aug 1, 2014 - 05:18 pm .- Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.

University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

Aug 1, 2014 - 02:22 pm .- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.

Amid resignation calls, Minn. archbishop says he will stay

Aug 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm .- Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling of clerical sex abuse, apologized Wednesday but refused to resign.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014 - 04:03 am .- If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease.

Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42 am .- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Jul 31, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.

Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home.

US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:42 am .- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said.

Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

Jul 31, 2014 - 04:18 am .- Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity.

Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop

Jul 31, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the harsh reality and effects of the procedure.

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