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Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia” rooted in today’s “poisonous” culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.

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In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

| Carol Glatz | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As fleeting as soap bubbles, showy as peacocks and shallow as an over-primped star, conceited Christians are building their lives on lies and their faith on shifting sands, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls for ‘globalization of charity’ to protect migrants

Pope calls for ‘globalization of charity’ to protect migrants

| Francis X. Rocca | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for the “globalization of charity” through an international network to fight human trafficking and ensure the rights of migrants and refugees.

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In Pictures – September 25, 2014

In Pictures – September 25, 2014

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOVED TO TEARS
BISHOPS VISIT HOLY LAND

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Senate action urged to stop coverage of abortion in health care plans

Senate action urged to stop coverage of abortion in health care plans

| Sarah McCarthy | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of Congress and pro-life leaders Sept. 18 criticized the federal government for failing to ensure federally subsidized health plans will not cover elective abortions.

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USCCB president suggests Sept. 28 as day of prayer for upcoming synod

USCCB president suggests Sept. 28 as day of prayer for upcoming synod

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal day of prayer Sept. 28 for the upcoming synod on the family.

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Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

| Joyce Duriga | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Chicago now knows who will succeed Cardinal Francis E. George.

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Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

| Francis X. Rocca | September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

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Hosting date nights a way for parishes to help couples keep bond strong

Hosting date nights a way for parishes to help couples keep bond strong

| Carol Zimmermann | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many Catholic married couples, the training they received for their vocation started and ended with the required marriage preparation classes they took as engaged couples.

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Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

| Francis X. Rocca | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, who has said the Catholic Church has “not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood,” named five women, a record number, to the International Theological Commission.

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Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too

Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too

| Nancy Frazier O'Brien | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Study after study has confirmed that those who are involved in religion and those who are married are healthier, physically and mentally happier and live longer than those who are not.

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Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

| Mark Pattison | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Census Bureau’s new statistics, released Sept. 16, poverty in the United States is down, but only slightly.

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