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Jan 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm .- Lawmakers in Poland proposed pro-life legislation last week that would outlaw abortions performed because of a congenital disorder or deformity in the unborn child.
Jan 5, 2018 - 10:22 am .- In yet another “Mercy Friday” outing, Pope Francis this afternoon traveled to the outskirts of Rome to visit sick children receiving care at a campus of the Vatican's Bambino Gesu hospital, offering comfort to patients and their parents.
Jan 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times a week she loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin. Her charitable work was highlighted in a Dec. 30 story in the Italian newspaper Avvenire.
Jan 2, 2018 - 12:03 pm .- A Catholic deacon in the United Kingdom has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his work serving seafarers and rescuing trafficking victims over the last eight years.
Dec 29, 2017 - 03:17 pm .- Is an exorcist afraid?  What is the devil’s favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in a recent interview with the Dominican priest, Father Juan José Gallego, an exorcist from the Archdiocese of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.
Dec 28, 2017 - 03:01 pm .- The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis’ beloved children’s book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four children discover a land of talking animals, mythological creatures, the White Witch, and “the Great Lion:” Aslan.
Dec 28, 2017 - 02:39 pm .- German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has stated that decisions about sexual morality must be discerned according to a well-formed conscience, respecting “the interplay of freedom and responsibility.”
Dec 27, 2017 - 11:49 am .- Officials with the beatification cause of Sister Lucia dos Santos have collected thousands of pages of materials testifying to the holiness of the nun, one of the three children who were witnesses to the famous Marian apparitions at Fatima.
Dec 27, 2017 - 03:07 am .- After an anti-clerical childhood and adolescence, filled with hatred for the Church, Fr. Juan José Martínez says he discovered “that God exists and wants me as his priest.”
Dec 23, 2017 - 03:01 am .- While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was declared Venerable in 2006 and has an advancing cause towards beatification.
Dec 22, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- A prison ministry founded by a Spanish Jesuit in the 1960s is bearing fruit, with inmates overcoming obstacles such as addiction and finding ways to engage in charity toward others.
Dec 22, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- Parents forced to choose which of their children will eat dinner that day. Children watching as their parents succumb to the gruesome effects of starvation. Farmers having their crops snatched up and taken away while neighbors lie emaciated on the roads, too exhausted to move.
Dec 22, 2017 - 03:25 am .- Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.”
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:40 am .- Italian brides are finding wedding dresses at an unusual spot hidden in the Umbrian hills, where they are able to pick out their special gown – all for the cost of a donation.
Dec 21, 2017 - 07:01 pm .- The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries.
Dec 21, 2017 - 12:16 pm .- While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ’s victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one’s sins is so great that it keeps people away from the sacrament?  
Dec 19, 2017 - 12:26 pm .- 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, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her portrayal of the female ‘hero,’ who through violence enacts symbolic revenge against men, and her supposed defiance of Counter-Reformation taboos.
Dec 17, 2017 - 07:04 am .- When Father Clemens August von Galen was consecrated Bishop of Münster in October 1933, he chose for his episcopal motto Nec laudibus, nec timore – neither by praises nor by fear, which summed up his ministry throughout Germany's Nazi period.
Dec 15, 2017 - 10:01 am .- Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence. The Bishop of Stockholm sent a personal letter to the community expressing his solidarity with them.
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