Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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Pope: ‘In Our Pain, We Are Not Alone. Jesus Knows What It Means to Weep’

Francis spoke to the thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica for ‘Dry the Tears’ prayer vigil for all in need of consolation.

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Celebrate the Year of Mercy by Learning About Past Jubilees

The pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.

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Commencement 2016: College Speakers Run the Gamut

Which Catholic colleges and universities are inviting commencement speakers and honorees who are models of faith, virtue and achievement, and who are providing a platform for and honoring those who have publicly supported views against the teachings of the Catholic faith and morality?

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EWTN Asks Federal Court to Reconsider Its HHS Mandate Case

The request is based on an admission by the federal government, in a recent brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in another HHS mandate case.

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Bishop Remains Hopeful About Release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil

Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, the Salesian priest remains missing, but Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, said, “I was told that Father Tom is alive and that his return to freedom could be imminent.”

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Pope: ‘The Lord Cannot Accept That Even One Person Can Be Lost’

The Parable of the Good Shepherd is a key example of God’s mercy, the Holy Father said May 4.

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Year of Mercy Will Culminate With ‘Pilgrimage of the Poor’

Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis.

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Where Is the Outrage? UN Event Highlights ISIS’ ‘Genocide’ Against Christians

Featured participants included Father Douglas Al-Bazi, a Syriac-Catholic priest kidnapped and tortured by the Islamic State group, and the parents of murdered American aid worker Kayla Mueller.

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Courage Apostolate: ‘Our Success Is Lives of Members Who Testify to Greater Peace’

The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at The Catholic University of America in Washington.

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Papal Prayer Intention: That Women Be Honored, Respected and Valued

The Holy Father’s missionary intention for May, which is dedicated to Mary, is that “families, communities and groups may pray the holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.”

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Kyle Faller, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

The Life and Death of Jesuit Raymond Gawronski

Widely praised for his role in forming priests and providing insights into Ignatian spirituality, Father Gawronski’s final Christian witness took place through his embrace of his cross of terminal cancer.

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US Commission on Religious Freedom: Faith Persecution Increased Worldwide in 2015

The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims and Jews, among others.

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Brian O'Neel

‘Grace Ferry’ for Grays Ferry: Priest Ministers to Drug-Ravaged Philly Neighborhood

Father Doug McKay founded the Our House recovery home in 1997, two years after his own brother died in a nearby crack house.

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