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Mar 25, 2019 - 11:42 am .- California’s attorney general on Friday asked a federal judge to block a new Trump administration rule designed to strip abortion clinics of federal funds distributed through the Title X program.
Mar 25, 2019 - 10:38 am .- The Archbishop of Santa Fe said recently that people praying to “Saint Death” won’t find the answers they’re looking for.
Mar 25, 2019 - 06:38 am .- On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the Virgin Mary a model for vocation.
Mar 24, 2019 - 03:26 pm .- At the end of this month, the Diocese of Phoenix will host a retreat that aims to inspire devotion to and education on the Eucharist.
Mar 24, 2019 - 07:09 am .- The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those who want to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Mar 23, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal Friday morning.
Mar 23, 2019 - 09:21 am .- Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, who has faced accusations that he was involved in covering up the crimes of several abusive priests.
Mar 23, 2019 - 04:17 am .- As multiple states consider assisted suicide legislation, disability activists are speaking out, saying the bills are slippery slopes that put the lives of people with disabilities at risk.
Mar 22, 2019 - 04:49 pm .- As participants in the UN Commission for Women’s annual gathering advocated for increased international access to abortion, side events hosted by the Vatican and other Catholic groups presented a pro-life perspective on women’s empowerment at the UN.
Mar 22, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- A proposal to ease regulations on mercury pollution levels in the air fails to show proper respect for human life and health, said the heads of two committees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday.
Mar 22, 2019 - 01:16 pm .- Edmonton’s Catholic schools are at full capacity and may soon have to turn away students, although school district officials are hopeful that new funding from the Alberta government will be announced.
Mar 22, 2019 - 11:13 am .- In a message for World Water Day, Pope Francis stressed the need to remember the suffering of billions of people who do not have reliable access to clean water in their homes.
Mar 22, 2019 - 09:38 am .- A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during Friday morning Mass. One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the attack.
Mar 22, 2019 - 03:02 am .- A Venezuelan cardinal has called on state security forces to exercise civil disobedience when given orders to use lethal force against citizens.
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:54 pm .- Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to a new survey commissioned by the papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
Mar 21, 2019 - 01:22 pm .- The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions, saying that the country’s new abortion law had promised to safeguard conscience rights for medical professionals.
Mar 21, 2019 - 11:08 am .- Meeting with pediatricians at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the medical professionals to be “promoters of a culture of solidarity and inclusive health.”
Mar 21, 2019 - 10:22 am .- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that integrates students with special needs into each of their pre-K through 12 classrooms.
Mar 21, 2019 - 08:59 am .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has been released from the hospital, following a mild stroke last week, his archdiocese announced March 20.
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:21 am .- There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkein, where the quest to destroy an evil, all-powerful ring seems to be utterly hopeless. Darkness and danger have surrounded and hounded Frodo, the little hobbit ultimately given the mission to destroy the ring, ever since he set foot out of the Shire, the idyllic and safe home he left behind for this quest.