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  • US Catholics lead in concern about climate change: study

    Mar 25, 2015 0:42

    US Catholics lead in concern about climate change: study

    (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Pope Francis might be preaching to the choir on climate change when he releases his environmental- and sustainability-focused encyclical later this year. A study released by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has found that more […]

     
  • Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried

    Mar 24, 2015 23:49

    Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried

    (Catholic Herald) Almost 500 priests in England and Wales have signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a “clear and firm proclamation” upholding Church teaching on marriage. In the letter, published in this week’s Catholic […]

     
  • Francis decries religious who let money influence, ‘terrorism of gossip’

    Mar 23, 2015 1:28

    Francis decries religious who let money influence, ‘terrorism of gossip’

    (NCR Online) Pope Francis has again warned priests and religious against living too closely attached to money, saying during a visit here Saturday that it affects how and who they choose to interact with. The pontiff has also decried what […]

     
  • US Catholics embrace pope’s call to strengthen family life

    Mar 22, 2015 23:03

    US Catholics embrace pope’s call to strengthen family life

    (Philadelphia Inquirer) Two years ago, a relatively unknown Argentine cardinal appeared on the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica and was introduced as Pope Francis. Since that time, he has become one of the world’s most beloved figures. And in just […]

     
  • As Obama pushes for trade pact fast track, faith groups say to call the deal off

    Mar 20, 2015 8:44

    As Obama pushes for trade pact fast track, faith groups say to call the deal off

    (NCR Online) Thirty-five faith-based organizations and 31 Catholic leaders and theologians are calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to cease negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a trade agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other countries in the Pacific […]

     
  • Planning for world meeting, papal visit in higher gear

    Mar 20, 2015 8:34

    Planning for world meeting, papal visit in higher gear

    (CNS) Organizing for the World Meeting of Families and the visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September has taken a major step forward with the announcement of the 15 committees and leadership charged with spearheading operations in hospitality, liturgy, […]