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      Catholic University of America graduation.

Entrepreneur, father of nine to serve as dean of CUA business school

Apr 5, 2016

The Catholic University of America’s new dean of the School of Business and Economics says that he hopes to integrate... Read more

Mother Angelica.

Not just a mother to Catholics - locals reflect on Mother Angelica

Apr 5, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Mother Angelica may have had an international television audience, but she also left an impression in her own backyard.  Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Mary and baby Jesus in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on Sept 9, 2015.

Mary's 'yes' to God changed history, Pope Francis says

Apr 4, 2016

Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday by reflecting on the power of Mary’s “yes” to God.  Read more

Mother Angelica.

The Vatican remembers the 'unconventionally angelic' Mother Angelica

Apr 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the death of Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, on Easter Sunday, many in and around the Vatican praised the bold... Read more

The United States capitol building.

US Bishops back legal protection for doctors who won't provide abortions

Apr 2, 2016

A proposed conscience protection act for health care professionals who oppose abortion would benefit both medical providers and their patients,... Read more

Portrait of Samburu woman in Kenya, Africa on Nov. 8, 2008.

Vatican diplomacy zeros-in on human rights in Africa

Mar 30, 2016

In a region fraught with political, ethnic and religious divisions, the Central African Republic's motto of “Unity, Dignity, and Work”... Read more

Pope Francis offers a special blessing for the repose of Mother Angelica's soul during his general audience March 30, 2016.

'She's in heaven' – Pope Francis on Mother Angelica

Mar 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a special blessing for Mother Angelica following her death on Easter Sunday, expressing his confidence... Read more

The Supreme Court.

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

Mar 29, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of... Read more

Mother Angelica.

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

Mar 27, 2016

The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil at St Peters basilica.

Let yourselves be moved by hope, Pope says at Easter Vigil

Mar 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

During the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis told attendees not to be overcome by sadness in the face of life’s difficulties,... Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016.

An emotional Mass for migrants with Pope Francis

Mar 24, 2016

By Elise Harris

During a Mass in Rome on Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of migrants and refugees, many of whom... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience, April 27, 2013.

Pope Francis will speak on the synod soon. But the spin has already begun.

Mar 23, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The war of interpretations has begun over Pope Francis’ yet-to-be-published post-synodal exhortation. And this war is taking place in the... Read more

Gunmen kill Congolese priest who reported on atrocities

Mar 23, 2016

A Congolese Catholic priest who documented human rights abuses in his home country was killed by armed gunmen early Monday... Read more

Sisters outside the Supreme Court, March 23, 2016.

Let them serve: Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Mar 23, 2016

Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting... Read more

Empower women and you empower the world, Vatican tells UN

Mar 23, 2016

If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the... Read more

Belgian cathedral.

'Good Friday came early' – Catholic bishops mourn Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016

The Holy Week terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday led the city's bishops to mourn and reflect on the deadly... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight August 2014.

Pope Francis grieves Belgium attacks, condemns 'blind violence'

Mar 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of attacks at an airport and metro in Belgium, condemning the... Read more

The Passion.

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

Mar 18, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Actor and singer Jencarlos Canela will play the role of Jesus in a live musical dramatization of The Passion on... Read more

Iraqi seminarians. Photo courtesy of Roni Momica, second from the left.

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

Mar 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on June 15, 2005 in Vatican City.

Full text of Benedict XVI's recent, rare, and lengthy interview

Mar 17, 2016

In a recently published interview on issues of justification and faith, Benedict XVI has addressed issues of mercy and our... Read more