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Blessed Junipero Statue in the Capitol Is Safe — For Now

The legislative measure calling for its removal has been shelved because of the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, who will canonize Father Serra on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.

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Cardinal Parolin: ‘It’s Time to Act’ on Climate Change

The Vatican Secretary of State hopes Laudato Si will have a beneficial impact on this year’s international discussions on the issue.

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A Fourth Saint for the Little Flower Family?

The cause for Leonia Martin, one of St. Therese of Lisieux's sisters, was officially opened yesterday in Caen, France.

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Francis’ Voyage to South America Sheds Light on Poor Nations

NEWS ANALYSIS: During next week’s homecoming to his native continent, the Holy Father will visit three of its least-known Catholic countries — Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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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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‘These World Crises Are Crises of Saints’


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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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