Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
Courtesy of St. Dominic's Parish/CNA.

Piece of the True Cross Robbed from California Church

The fragment of wood at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco was verified by the Vatican to belong to the actual cross of Jesus Christ.

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Federal Judge Puts Brakes on President Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

The injunction block’s the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX, a federal law which bars discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that directly receive federal money.

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Pope Francis Scraps Prepared Text and Instead Leads Rosary for Victims of Italy Quake

At least 21 people have been killed and countless buried under rubble after an earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday morning.

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New Jersey Catholic Schools’ ‘Magic Glasses’ Initiative Reaps Readers

Educational approaches bring success in Camden Diocese.

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Bishops Decry Extrajudicial Killings, Vigilantism in Escalating Philippines Drug War

Newly elected president Rodrigo Duterte has declared open season on suspected drug dealers and users calling them ‘no longer viable as human beings on this planet.’

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Don’t Bring Back the Death Penalty, New Mexico Bishops Plead

Gov. Susana Martinez signaled she will push to restore the death penalty at next year’s legislative session.

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Bishop Zubik: Obama Administration ‘Extremely Aggressive’ on HHS Mandate

‘What happened to the discussion that was supposed to take place?’ the Pittsburgh prelate said, commenting about the government’s unrelenting campaign to provide contraceptives through the diocese’s health-care plan.

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Life Amid War: Peace Comes in the Form of South Sudan’s Churches

The world’s newest nation is majority-Christian and fraught with violence — and the Church holds the keys to making peace a reality.

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New Federal Rules Would Put Transgender Policy Over Privacy, Safety Concerns at Homeless Shelters

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference and Catholic Charities USA argue that the new HUD policy would increase the vulnerability of homeless persons, including those who identify as transgender.

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This Three-Time Olympian Wishes She Could Have Dinner With EWTN’s Mother Angelica

Dominique Dawes, the first African-American female gymnast to win an individual Olympic medal, said she deeply admired Mother Angelica’s resilience through life’s challenges.

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Not ‘Born That Way’: New Scientific Analysis Questions ‘LGBT’ Orthodoxies

A comprehensive new survey about sexuality and gender, undertaken by leading medical experts, concludes that key theories are unsupported by scientific evidence.

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Heaven Is Hard to Get Into

User's Guide to Sunday, Aug. 21

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Sanctity in the Land of the Incas

Pilgrimage to Peru Highlights Holy Lives

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