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Vatican to Launch Webpage for John Paul II-John XXIII’s Writings on Women

The Pontifical Council for the Laity is behind the initiative ahead of the dual canonizations.

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Archbishop Aquila Leads Rally Against Colorado Abortion Bill

One thousand pro-lifers prayed April 15 outside the State Capitol against the bill, which would ban any state or local policies restricting abortion.

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CNA

Holy See to Submit Report on Anti-Torture Agreement to U.N. in May

Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi indicated that the report is part of its obligation to the U.N. Convention Against Torture treaty.

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Pope Francis: Kiss the Crucifix; Kiss the Wounds of Christ

The Holy Father discussed the triumph of the cross at his April 16 general audience.

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Pope’s Holy Week Schedule Both Traditional and Innovative

The Holy Father will be leading the faithful in a number of traditional Holy Week ceremonies, but he also plans to continue his practice of departing from the liturgical rubric during Holy Thursday’s washing of the feet.

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Obama: All Christians Have Been Moved by Pope Francis

Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, the president reflected on his inspirational March 27 meeting with the Holy Father.

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Aid to the Church in Need

Jesuit Priest Saw Christ Crucified Again in Syria

The martyr’s death of Father Frans van der Lugt has once again drawn attention to the enormous suffering of Syrians caught in a vicious civil war with no end in sight.

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The Power of the Same-Sex Lobby

Book Pick: Father C. John McCloskey Recommends Robert Reilly’s new book, Making Gay OK

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Legion of Christ/CNA

Legion of Christ Names New North-American Head

Father John Connor will be the new director of the order’s North-American territory, replacing Father Luis Garza.

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