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Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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Pope Emeritus Benedict: 65 Years a Priest

COMMENTARY: Reflections of an unexpected encounter with the pope emeritus.

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Benedict XVI Celebrates 65 Years of Priesthood, Expressing Thanks

On June 28, the retired pontiff shared gratitude for his vocation and the ‘goodness’ of Pope Francis: ‘Your goodness is a place in which I feel protected.’

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The Young, Dying Nun Whose Smile Touched the World

Here is the story behind the viral photos of the Carmelite nun dying of cancer who was filled with great joy knowing she would soon meet Jesus.

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California Gender-Identity Bill Threatens Catholic Colleges

Religious-based colleges and universities are faced with loss of public funds and legal action under a new bill that would turn many of their rules into acts of illegal discrimination.

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Media Reporting on Women Deacons Angers Pope Francis

‘Woman’s thought is important,’ he said in his June 26 in-flight press conference, while making clear that Church teaching is not changing on women’s ordination.

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Zika Anxiety Builds as Rio Olympics Loom and Virus Advances on US Mainland

The mosquito-borne virus, which can cause serious birth defects and other neurological problems, is already posing a major public-health challenge in Puerto Rico.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion-Business Regulations

DEVELOPING: In a 5-3 vote, the court said that Texas put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

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Full Text: Pope Francis’ In-Flight Press Conference from Armenia

On his return trip, the Holy Father fielded questions about a range of subjects, including the role of the Pope Emeritus, the Pan-Orthodox Council, the Reformation, women deaconesses and Brexit.

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Judge Dismisses Hate-Crime Case Over Cardinal’s ‘Gay Empire’ Remarks

A leading Spanish archbishop had faced legal complaints over a homily critical of politicians’ attacks on traditional family life.

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Will the Papacy End With Francis? A Rare Interview With Archbishop Gänswein

The archbishop, who serves both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, discusses the famous resignation, the allegations of ‘rivalry’ between the two and the prophecy about the pope at the end of the world.

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Proposal to Expand Sharia Alarms Malaysia’s Christians

Although President Obama praised nation last year as ‘a majority-Muslim country that represents tolerance and peace,’ there are signs of a growing Islamization in the Asian country’s politics.

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Pope Francis: Church Must Accompany Gays, Not Discriminate

On his return flight today back from Armenia, the Holy Father said the Church must apologize to homosexual persons for having ‘marginalized’ them.

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Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II Sign Joint Declaration on Family, Unity and Solidarity

The documents signed the final day of the Pope's three day trip to Armenia also recognizes the tragedy of persecution in the Middle East and other parts of the world.

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