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Lay Catholics Prepare ‘Winsome’ Message for Pope Francis’ Visit

In three major U.S. cities, Catholic Voices is equipping volunteers with training in how to present the face of the local Church to thousands of reporters covering the papal visit.

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Pope to Engaged Couples: Prepare for Wedding Day With Wisdom, Hope and Joy of Faith in Christ

“Love itself demands this preparation, which makes possible a free, generous and sober decision to enter into a lifelong covenant of love,” the Holy Father said May 27.

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Bishop Vasa Co-Authors Handbook on Family to Counter Confusion Over Church Teaching

Archbishop Aldo de Cillo Pagotto of Brazil and Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan co-authored ‘Preferential Option for the Family — 100 Questions and Answers Relating to the Synod’ with the Santa Rosa, Calif., shepherd.

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Bishop Conley: Prays That Neb. Legislature Overrides Veto of Bill to End Death Penalty

Debate on the override vote is schedule for today at 1:30pm Central.

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Not a Burden, but a Grace: The Permanence of Marriage

'Christ places marriage at the center of the Gospel,” said Father Jose Granados. 'The Church has good news when speaking of marriage and the family, and that’s becoming more important in the secularized society in which we live.'

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Cardinal Wuerl: Christ Didn't Change His Words, and Neither Should the Church

‘It has become increasingly acceptable,’ the Washington archbishop stated, ‘to disparage as bigoted and mean-spirited anyone who seeks to uphold fundamental truths about the human person that have been recognized throughout history.’

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DC Court Decision Shifts Religious-Freedom Battle to Rights of Religious Nonprofits

COMMENTARY: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is wrong, but why it is wrong is just as important to understand.

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