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New Secretariat Is Vatican’s Latest Attempt to Improve Communications

The creation of the Secretariat for Communications, announced by Pope Francis June 27, will attempt to create a more centralized, efficient model.

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Pope on Greek Economic Crisis: Human Dignity Must Be at the Center of Political Debate

The country’s unemployment rate is above 25%, and individuals are unable to remove more than $70 a day from ATMs.

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Pontifical University Plans to Offer Degree in Child Protection by 2016

A new one-semester diploma course in the protection of minors is being offered by the Center for Child Protection in Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University.

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States’ Recourse to Supreme Court’s Decision:

Comply With Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ or Face Legal Action

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Justice Kennedy’s Dictatorship of Relativism

COMMENTARY: In its contemporary re-interpretation of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has articulated an extra-judicial moral philosophy that is incompatible with Christian belief.

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Blessed Junípero Serra: Bringing the Faith to California

Visit Missions Founded by the Soon-to-Be Canonized Missionary on His Feast Day

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Supreme Court Puts Hold on Texas Law Regulating Abortion Facilities

The 2013 law increased safety regulations for abortion businesses and physicians who perform abortions, requiring all abortion facilities in the state to follow surgical facility standards for their buildings, equipment and staffing.

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Supreme Court Protects Pennsylvania Charities From HHS Mandate

The June 29 order stays an earlier ruling against the religious organizations, while the case moves forward in the courts.

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Francis Wishes Benedict XVI a Happy Stay at Castel Gandolfo

Father Benedict will spend two weeks at the papal summer residence, where he will receive an honorary doctorate from Krakow’s Pontifical University of John Paul II.

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