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During the month of November, the church remembers the dead in a special way. Beginning with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, the church has the opportunity to reflect upon the mystery of death. more
On April 25, a devastating earthquake hit the country of Nepal. Because of deliberate pre-positioning of aid in nearby India, once again Catholic Relief Services and their partner organization Caritas International, were among the first on the scene to offer aid and support. Even as the ground still trembled with aftershocks, CRS began distributing supplies and relief efforts to thousands. As the estimated victim count may rise to near 10,000, CRS has plans to reach 15,000 survivors in need of shelter, food, and basic necessities in the name of the Catholic Church. more
An article was recently published by the Huffington Post about an interview with a 23-and-a-half-year-old young woman named Jade Banks, who had discerned a vocation to become a Discalced Carmelite … more
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of Jack Phillips, a cake shop owner from Lakewood, Colorado. The court’s decision in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil … more
Some 50 world leaders gathered in Rome last week at the Food Security Summit. Pope Benedict XVI sent his emissary, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who serves as the Vatican secretary of state, to bring his message to the august assembly. more
In a ruling last week, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Cleland temporarily blocked the government from forcing the owner of Weingartz Supply Company, which sells outdoor power equipment, to include contraception in its health coverage of employees. more
On a plane back from Brazil in 2013, Pope Francis uttered his now-famous phrase, “Who am I to judge?” While his response won the instant adulation of many, retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson … more
The Holy See announced this week that Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops, including that of Bishop Barros of Osorno. In an unprecedented move in May, the bishops of … more
Over the years, The Vagina Monologues has become a lightning rod for controversy, debate and denouncements. more
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37). more
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