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September 16, 2014

No Scandal Here: The 20 Couples Married by Pope Francis Were Legit

Two authorities on Christian marriage refute media reports that criticized the Pope’s presence at a Sept. 14 Mass.

September 16, 2014

Death Toll Rises in Central African Violence

U.N. peacekeepers take over from African forces to stem the tide.

September 15, 2014

Pope Francis to Couples: Let the Cross Illuminate Your Marriage

In his capacity as the Bishop of Rome, the Holy Father presided over the marriage of 20 couples Sept. 14 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

September 15, 2014

Vatican and Vietnam Continue to Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

The fifth round of talks of the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group was held Sept. 10-11 in Hanoi.

September 15, 2014

Thousands Request That Oklahoma City Cancel Black Mass

An online petition drew more than 86,000 signatures in support of the Satanic event’s cancellation.

September 12, 2014

Slain Xaverian Nuns Recalled as Women Who Loved God and Neighbor

A local man has been arrested for the murders of Sisters Lucia Pulici, 75, Olga Raschietti, 82, and Bernadetta Boggian, 79.

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

September 11, 2014

Knights of Columbus’ Collection for Persecuted Iraqis Passes $2 Million

In just three weeks, a matching campaign by the Catholic fraternal order has drawn more than $1 million in public donations.

September 10, 2014

Legal Group: Belgium’s Assisted Suicide Law Failed a Depressed Woman

‘People suffering from depression need compassion and love, not a prescription for death,’ said a senior member of Alliance Defending Freedom.

September 10, 2014

Cardinal: Synod’s Tone Will Make It More Dynamic

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family will be held Oct. 5-19 at the Vatican.

September 10, 2014

Lay Catholics Urged to Take Greater Role in Promoting Religious Freedom

Alan Sears, president of Alliance defending Freedom, emphasized this role at the eighth annual Catholics in the Public Square conference.

September 9, 2014

Cardinals Collaborate on Book to Defend Church Doctrine on Divorce, Remarriage

Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church will be published next month by Ignatius Press.

September 9, 2014

Catholics on the Ukraine-Russia Border Face Suffering and Uncertainty

The war with Russia has brought ‘incredible devastation’ to Odessa, Auxiliary Bishop Jacek Pyl said.

September 9, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Releases Official Prayer and Image for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families, set for Sept. 22-27, 2015.

September 9, 2014

Papal-Blessing Proceeds Will Soon Go to Poor — Not Shopkeepers

Tha papal almoner said the Vatican will directly handle the certificates starting in January 2015.

September 8, 2014

Church Serves Women ‘the Rest of the World Has Left Behind’

‘Anyone who thinks that the Catholic Church doesn’t support women doesn’t know much about the Church,’ an executive from Catholic Relief Services said.

September 8, 2014

Pope Francis Pursues a Thaw in Relations With China

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September 8, 2014

Supreme Court Asked to Defend Seal of Confession in La. Case

In May, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the seal of confession did not shield a priest from mandatory-reporting laws.



September 5, 2014

Obama Administration Drops Appeals in Three Mandate Cases

According to Alliance Defending Freedom, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its appeals in The Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company v. Burwell, Armstrong v. Burwell and Briscoe v. Burwell cases.

September 4, 2014

Indians in Holy Land Gather to Celebrate Nativity of Mary

‘The celebration of the birth of Blessed Virgin Mary has a special relevance in the modern world, as it binds the migrant community together,’ said Franciscan Father Tojy Jose.

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