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  • As Vatican revisits divorce, many Catholics long for acceptance

    Jan 26, 2015 8:59

    As Vatican revisits divorce, many Catholics long for acceptance

    (NYT) Mark Garren does not take communion when he goes to church. Sometimes he walks up to the priest, crosses his arms over his chest and touches his shoulders to signal that he is seeking a blessing. More often, mindful […]

     
  • Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

    Jan 26, 2015 5:18

    Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

    (USA Today) As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with criteria that effectively disqualify followers of church teachings. Potential jurors […]

     
  • Catholic leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform, calling it a ‘pro-life issue’

    Jan 23, 2015 4:04

    Catholic leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform, calling it a ‘pro-life issue’

    (Latin Post) A coalition of Catholic-based leaders have called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in a letter, according to Faith In Public Life (FPL). The Catholic leaders wrote the letter to Congress as the March for Life protest […]

     
  • Pope sees ‘shadows and dangers’ amid Vatican attack fears

    Jan 23, 2015 3:43

    Pope sees ‘shadows and dangers’ amid Vatican attack fears

    (AFP) Pope Francis on Thursday told Italian police officers in charge of security around the Vatican that he saw “shadows and dangers”, but urged them not to give in to fear. “On the horizon we see shadows and dangers which […]

     
  • Pope Francis confirms September visit to Washington, New York

    Jan 20, 2015 2:59

    Pope Francis confirms September visit to Washington, New York

    (Washington Post) Pope Francis confirmed Monday that his first visit to the United States since being named leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics will include trips to Washington and New York City in late September, as well as a previously […]

     
  • Pope Francis: No Catholic need to breed like ‘rabbits’

    Jan 20, 2015 2:50

    Pope Francis: No Catholic need to breed like ‘rabbits’

    (BBC) Good Roman Catholics do not need to breed like “rabbits”, the Pope has said, but should practice “responsible” parenting instead. Pope Francis spoke as he returned from the Philippines, where he met former street children abandoned by parents unable […]