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Indifference is Dangerously Contagious Virus that Is the Root of Hatred Pope Francis

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Charity, Clarity, and Their Opposite Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap.

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Mass for exprisoners of Auschwitz recalls anniversary of concentration camps liberation

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles is included in todays liturgy….More

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EU offers Brexit transition, but UK must accept rules

Islamic group releases video of nun seized in Mali last year, still held as hostage

Vatican news laments continued rise of tourism involving minors

Cardinal Parolin, in interview, outlines goals of Vatican diplomacy with China

Indias bishops focus on nationalism, poverty and Dalits as nations greatest challenges

Limit homilies to minutes, Pope urges priests

Italy gunman targets black foreigners in driveby shooting

Pope declines renewed invitation to visit Argentina

Bishops conference official laments inferior status of women in India

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Pope reflects on Jesus manner of preaching

St. John Bosco was the founder of the Salesian Society, named in honor of St. Francis de Sales, and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. His lifework was the welre of young boys and girls, hence his title, Apostle of Youth….More

Why Marriage Is Worth Fighting For Bishop Mark Davies

Dublins Archbishop Martin not consulted on Vatican decision to bar former Irish president

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If only the Pope knewa miliar argument that lls short today Phil Lawler

In new EU sea mission, ships not obliged to bring migrants to Italy

Have good and evil changed? The Pontifical Academy for Life wants to know. Dr. Jeff Mirus

Optional Memorials of St. Jerome Emiliani, priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin

AntiChristian crime causes increasing concern in Germany

Cardinal Marx did not endorse ceremonies for same couples German bishops conference

Canadian bishops doctrine commission issues message on charismatic renewals th anniversary

According to the Missal of St. John III the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Romuald, abbot, the anniversary of the translation of his relics in . His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite…More

Vatican close to accord with China, recognizing governmentappointed bishops?

Venezuela governmentopposition talks advance, no deal yet

Ukrainian Catholic leader says nations conflict is worsening

Pope was informed of Chilean abuse victims complaints, AP reveals

Cardinal Zen renews criticism of Vatican negotiators on proposed China pact

Post editorial writer asks How many botched cases would it take to end euthanasia of the vulnerable?

Report on human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK

My book on Pope Francisavailable for preorder now! Phil Lawler

Syria airstrikes hit hospitals in rebel territory

Separatists advance on presidential palace in southern Yemen

New York Court continues legal battle over burial place for Archbishop Sheen

Episcopal diocese plans to remove masculine pronouns referring to God

Science is giving the prolife movement a boost

North Korea to send nominal head of state to South during Olympics

St. Agatha died in defense of her purity, in Catania, Sicily, where she was born. After Quintanus, the governor of Sicily, tried in vain to force her to consent to sin, she was imprisoned for a month with an evil woman. He then turned…More

Consecrated Life Renewed in Encounter with Jesus Pope Francis

Optional Memorial of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop

Cardinal Erdo Democracys foundations are shaking

A recordbreaking January for pilgrs in the Holy Land

Cardinal Nichols step up efforts to combat human trafficking

Trump defends religious liberty at home and abroad at National Prayer Breakst

In Bangladesh, many tribal people wish to be baptized, says Polish missionary

Chilean cardinal welcomes appointment of Vatican investigator in Barros case

Belarus archbishop denounces violations of Churchs rights

Chile indefinitely suspends its participation in dialogue between Venezuelas regime, opposition

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be observed February

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Vatican news deplores modernday slavery

Russiasponsored Syria meeting starts in Sochi

Former secretary relates how Benedict XVI pledged obedience to Pope Francis

Petrol bomb thrown at Aung San Suu Kyis home, Myanmar government says

Missionary sees synod as important moment for young Africans

Official US still wants Afghan peace talks despite Trump remarks

Trump calls leaders of Japan, South Korea about North Korea

Cardinal Marx Church should offer blessings for same couples

New member of leadership team for Neocatechumenal Way

Apostolic nuncio troubled by conditions in Ukraine

If only the Pope knewa miliar argument that lls short today Phil Lawler

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the Patriarch of Western monasticism. She was born in Umbria, Italy, about . Under Benedicts direction, Scholastica founded a community of nuns near the great Benedictine monastery…More

Report killed in renewed Fulani attacks on Christian community in Nigeria

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Brigid, Virgin Ireland NZ, Opt. Mem.

In largely Muslim Turkmenistan, leading Catholic prelate highlights importance of ecumenism

Pope voices hope that Olympics will bring peace to Korea

Turkeys President Erdogan meets Pope, encounters protests in Rome

State Department finds overwhelming acceptance of US abortion funding restrictions

Encounter the poor, chaste, and obedient Jesus, Pope preaches at Mass for religious

Paul Miki, a Japanese Jesuit, and his twentyfive companions were martyred in Nagasaki, Japan. They were the first martyrs of East Asia to be canonized. They were killed simultaneously by being raised on crosses and then sbed with…More

Prelate offers mixed assessment of Trump administration immigration proposal

On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simons motherinlaw lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever…More

Pope was informed of Chilean abuse victims complaints, AP reveals

More than million girls and women have undergone genital mutilation

Journalist lists Chinese Catholic bishops, with Vatican and/or government recognition

German cardinal opposes Cardinal Marx on blessing same unions

St. Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in . He converted to Christianity after a rather dissolute youth, and dedicated himself to the service of the poor, the sick, and abandoned children. He founded a congregation Somaschi which…More

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Be fully Indian, fully Christian Cardinal Oswald Gracias

Archbishop Chaput Memory, , and the of the new man

Who is Madeleine Delbrlthe French Dorothy Day Pope Francis made venerable this weekend?

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Italian nun discusses her efforts against human trafficking

New president of Houstons Catholic university pledges to strengthen schools Catholic identity

Clergy gather to bless one of the only US clinics performing lateterm abortions

As Winter Olympics draw near, South Korean bishop maintains hope for peace with North Korea

Today the feast of St. Teilo, bishop, is celebrated in Wales. According to the Missal of St. John III the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor, and St….More

UN Security Council renews Central African Republic arms embargo, threatens more sanctions

Vatican prefect on World Day for Consecrated Life The present human history is in need of a vocational meaning in life

Italys ProLife Day Pope thanks participants

UK government minister, at Vatican, calls for dialogue and respect to combat religious intolerance

Former Irish president McAleese barred from speaking at Vatican conference

Popes Worldwide Prayer Network continues process of recreation

Chinese Communist Party ties with Vatican coming soon

Surnamed the Mary of the Gael, St. Brigid was born at Faughart, near Dundalk. She took the veil in her youth and eventually founded the nunnery of Kildare, the first to be erected on Irish soil, thus becoming the spiritual mother of all…More

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SantEgidio Community opens school for Rohingya refugee children

Miracle approved, canonization looms for Pope Paul VI

Popes message for Lent beware lse prophets, cold hearts

President Trumps State of the Union Address

The Vatican Secretary of State Is Wrong Cardinal Joseph Zen Zikiun

Have good and evil changed? The Pontifical Academy for Life wants to know. Dr. Jeff Mirus

Scores of migrants feared dead after boat caps off Libya

Planets in galaxies beyond Milky Way spotted for first time

State Department criticized for lack of action on religious repression in Russia

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, US concern

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Islamic State moving into Somalia, prelate warns

Priests in India ce charges after clash with Hindu militants

Patriarchate Russian religious communities carry out humanitarian action in Syria unprecedented in scale

UN says Rohingya crisis could spark regional conflict

Pope appeals for concerted efforts against human trafficking

Philippine bishops against Dutertes constitutional changes

Liturgical Year Volume Released LENT Dr. Jeff Mirus

Scanning an ancient biblical that humans fear to open

The ideological temptations at the Vatican Phil Lawler

Pope invites members of other religions to join in day of prayer and sting for peace

Kim Jong Un watches parade of North Korean tanks, missiles, and , troops

The Primal Scream of Identity Politics Mary Eberstadt

Hackers joke message exposes security flaw in Vatican web site

Bombs land near Syriac Orthodox cathedral in Damascus; dead

Benedict XVI says he is now a pilgr home

Raleigh cathedral opening off to strong start

Woman sues Japan government over forced sterilization under eugenics law

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Vatican court finds two former Vatican bank officials guilty of mismanagement

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Archbishop Chaput opposes German calls for blessing homoual unions

Shepherds should show Jesus tenderness and closeness, Pope preaches at weekday Mass

Cardinal Pells lawyers ask for accusers medical records

Anglican synod to consider communion with Methodists

Full of Popes / general audience on the Liturgy of the Word

Iceland bishop speaks out against proposed anticircumcision law

European Court of Human Rights Lithuania not permitted to impose fine for blasphemous ads

Chaldean Catholic patriarch speaks out against violence committed in the name of religion

Cardinal Collins criticizes religiousliberty infringement in Canada Summer Jobs program

South Africas bishops call for calm amid political uncertainties

Cardinal Marx expresses deep concern about criminalization of circumcision

Canadian bishops conference names delegates for preSynod meeting of youth

Marie Collins Popes reputation on abuse has gone from bad to worse

Pope declares Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on February

India has million missing women and million unwanted girls, government says

Massachusetts Catholic college will keep the name Crusaders despite concerns that it was offensive

English bishop saving marriage more important than Brexit

Pentagon announces plan to expand nuclear arsenal in ce of Russian threat

We must make good use of beauty as way to access ith, says prelate

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar

Syriac Christians hold st liturgy in years in ravaged Deir ezZor church

New data reveal land and environmental defenders murdered in

Liturgical Year Volume Released LENT Dr. Jeff Mirus

Venezuela bishops demand respect for the people

Because of the Increase of Iniquity, the Love of Many Will Grow Cold Pope Francis

The ideological temptations at the Vatican Phil Lawler

EU to US You cant solve the IsraeliPalestinian conflict alone

Catholic college strips honorary degree from disgraced Long Wharf director

Kenya bishops denounce media blackout as unconstitutional

Weekly papal audience focus on Liturgy of the Word

Italian soldier who opposed scism beatified

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Pope, at weekday Mass, preaches on King Solomons corrupted heart

In Nigeria, brutal attacks and a story of survival

Head of womens office in new Vatican dicastery discusses her responsibilities, womens role in Church

The Decisive Role of Conscience Pope Francis

Interview Jim Caviezel goes back to the Bible in Paul, Apostle of Christ

Popes prayer intention for February say no to corruption

Bostons Cardinal OMalley pays off Super Bowl wager to Philadelphias Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Eamon Martin taking innocent life Is always evil, never justifiable

Pope will visit Italian dioceses in April, May, Vatican announces

St. Blaise enjoyed widespread veneration in the Eastern and Western Churches due to many cures attributed to him. According to tradition, he was Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia and was martyred under Licinius. On this day the Church gives a…More

Pope, at weekday Mass, preaches on importance of adoration

Vatican official China is best example of social justice

El Salvadors bishops seek support for migrants, deeply offended by President Trumps remarks

Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs

Parishes should welcome women who feel unheard, Catholic leaders say in response to survey

European bishops discuss relations with Muslims

Irish government announces referendum on whether to retain prolife constitutional amendment

Benedict XVIs gift to priests The ministry people really need Dr. Jeff Mirus

Colombias President Santos suspends peace talks with ELN rebels

Colombian prelate pleads for peace following ELN attacks on police stations

Vaticans UN envoy encourages continued progress toward global migration compact

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Recent lawsuit Sams Club discriminated against transgender worker

USbacked coalition in Syria strikes proAssad forces

March for Life in Paris draws , despite heavy rain

Pope Francis, in weekday Mass homily, reflects on death

Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; St. Teilo Wales