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Bishop Steib of Memphis retires; Washington auxiliary named his successor
Aug 23 2016
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis, Tennessee, and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington.

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative church teaching
Aug 23 2016
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” – papal teaching – to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

Unlocking forgiveness: Vatican tribunal promotes pardon
Aug 22 2016
The Apostolic Penitentiary has nothing to do with a jail cell and everything to do with God’s mercy.

Nike 'Unlimited Youth' TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86
Aug 22 2016
Nike launched a new TV campaign that features 86-year-old Sister Madonna Buder, a triathlete.

Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
Aug 22 2016
“Mother Teresa was no plastic saint,” said Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of Blessed Teresa’s sainthood cause.

20 years after welfare reform: Has it worked? If so, then how well?
Aug 21 2016
The 1996 law put welfare funds into block grants for states to distribute as they saw fit.

Olympic swimming champion Ledecky returns home to cheering crowd
Aug 19 2016
After winning five medals - four gold and one silver - in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking things one step at a time.

'Ben-Hur' remake stresses reconciliation theme, producer Downey says
Aug 19 2016
Downey praised the performance of Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus.

National security, foreign policy worries a factor in 2016 election
Aug 18 2016
Not since the aftermath of 9/11 has America’s national security and foreign policy seemed to resonate so heavily with the electorate.

Pope names Dallas bishop head of new office for laity, family, life
Aug 17 2016
Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas to head the Vatican’s new office for laity, family and life.