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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles
Sep 23 2016
Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

Scholars reaffirm Catholic teaching against artificial birth control
Sep 21 2016
A statement also said that to live out “God’s design for married love,” husbands and wives need “moral family planning methods.

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says
Sep 21 2016
God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world's refugees
Sep 21 2016
65 million people are displaced worldwide, the highest number since World War II, according to the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees.

Pope, Christian leaders pray for peace, victims of war
Sep 20 2016
Jesus' cry of thirst on the cross is heard today in the cries of innocent victims of war in the world, Pope Francis said.

Religious organizations play major role in caring for migrants, refugees
Sep 20 2016
Religious and local faith communities play major role in aid to migrants and refugees, speakers said at a U.N. program.

Religious leaders praise Patriarch Bartholomew as a great ecumenist
Sep 20 2016
The leaders praised Patriarch Bartholomew as an ecumenist, theologian and leading religious defender of God’s creation.

Best way to fight terrorism is to warmly welcome refugees, pope says
Sep 19 2016
Offering migrants and refugees truly helpful and loving hospitality is the greatest guarantee against terrorism, Pope Francis said.

Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits
Sep 16 2016
Pope Francis wanted to give a strong sign of the importance of life from its first moment to its natural end.

Catholic Relief Services names new president-CEO
Sep 16 2016
Sean Callahan will serve as the international relief organization’s president and CEO, succeeding Carolyn Woo.