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Pope Francis to call astronauts aboard the Space Station

Pope Francis to call astronauts aboard the Space Station

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the start of his pontificate, Pope Francis has gained a reputation for his phone calls to people around the world – including a priest with cancer, a Jesuit doorman, and a mother who had just lost her son.

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Why this young woman spoke up against ‘Men for Choice’

Why this young woman spoke up against ‘Men for Choice’

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Men are often told they have no voice in the abortion debate, yet an ongoing program, “Men for Choice”, seeks to amplify the voices of men in order to support abortion.

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Breaking: Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

Breaking: Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

he Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception.

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Pope mourns victims of ‘senseless’ Las Vegas shooting

Pope mourns victims of ‘senseless’ Las Vegas shooting

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 people dead and 200 more wounded when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival.

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How the US Church is ‘sharing the journey’ with immigrants

How the US Church is ‘sharing the journey’ with immigrants

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in the U.S. are hoping that the newly announced “Share the Journey” campaign will foster a welcoming attitude towards migrants and refugees.

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Jesuit in Puerto Rico says hurricane devastation is ‘apocalyptic’

Jesuit in Puerto Rico says hurricane devastation is ‘apocalyptic’

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

It took a couple of days for Jesuit Father Flavio Bravo to venture out and survey the devastation of Hurricane Maria, with its torrential rain and winds of 155 miles per hour, inflicted for hours on the island of Puerto Rico.

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Pope establishes new theological institute for marriage and family

Pope establishes new theological institute for marriage and family

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective.

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Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Salesian Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location — one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment — when he received some unexpected news.

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Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been released, is headed to India

Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been released, is headed to India

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by militants in Yemen, the priest has finally been set free and is on his way home to India.

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Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Holy See has released a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local bishops and the Apostolic See for the revision and approval of liturgical texts.

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