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French archdiocese opens beatification inquiry for martyred priest
Apr 15 2017
A formal inquiry has been opened into the cause for beatification of Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed while celebrating Mass.

Papal preacher: Victory belongs to one who triumphs over self, not others
Apr 14 2017
Jesus came not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household said.

Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel
Apr 13 2017
“The priest makes the message joyful by his whole being,” the pope said, and it is in “little things” that this joy is best shared.

Iowa House passes measure to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks
Apr 12 2017
Pro-life supporters are praising the Iowa House of Representatives on passing legislation that bans almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Pope names 13 consultors to Vatican Secretariat for Communications
Apr 12 2017
U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, chairman of the board and CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network, were named by Pope Francis to help advise the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

New Supreme Court justice says he’s humbled by call to serve high court
Apr 10 2017
Justice Neil Gorsuch said he would be “a faithful servant of the Constitution” and of the laws “of this great nation.”

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official
Apr 10 2017
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday
Apr 10 2017
In his noon Angelus address, the pope also decried recent terrorist attacks in Sweden and Egypt.

Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes
Apr 07 2017
Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation.

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria
Apr 06 2017
Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.