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Pro-life supporters denounce Father Pavone over election Facebook video

Pro-life supporters denounce Father Pavone over election Facebook video

| Rhina Guidos | November 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pro-life supporters in the Catholic Church are denouncing activist Father Frank Pavone for what he said was an “emergency situation” on the eve of the U.S. presidential election.

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Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is no single answer to what spurs a young man or woman to consider a vocation to religious life or the priesthood.

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Mosaic for Trinity Dome seen as ‘crowning jewel’ for national shrine

Mosaic for Trinity Dome seen as ‘crowning jewel’ for national shrine

| Allana Haynes | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

After nearly 100 years since construction began on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the placement of a final mosaic — inside the Trinity Dome — is expected to be completed in December 2017.

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Cardinal Nichols apologizes to unmarried women coerced to give up babies

Cardinal Nichols apologizes to unmarried women coerced to give up babies

| Simon Caldwell | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

An English cardinal has apologized for the “hurt caused” to young unmarried mothers pressured by church agencies in the mid-20th century to surrender their children for adoption.

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Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought one its most spiritually and historically significant churches tumbling down.

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Medieval crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

Medieval crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death.

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Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Catholics have a role in helping heal divisions after a turbulent presidential election year, they may need to start looking inward, according to some panelists at a Nov. 1 forum at The Catholic University of America on “Citizenship and Civility: The Role of Catholics in Rebuilding the American Political Culture.”

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500 religious leaders join Standing Rock Sioux in opposing oil pipeline

500 religious leaders join Standing Rock Sioux in opposing oil pipeline

| Dennis Sadowski | November 8, 2016 | 8 Comments

When Sisters Aine O’Connor and Kathleen Erickson heard a call for a peaceful and prayerful presence on the front line of a campaign to protect sacred Sioux lands in North Dakota from a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project, they knew they had to respond.

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Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win

Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win

| Joyce Duriga | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Both Fathers Michael Novick and John Clemens are lifelong fans of the Chicago Cubs, and with the rest of Chicago, they are celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series and breaking the famous and dreaded 108-year curse.

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Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

| Simon Caldwell | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to correct the errors of the ideology, a Dutch cardinal said.

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Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tobin as new archbishop of Newark

Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tobin as new archbishop of Newark

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey, and named Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis to succeed him.

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Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

| Joseph McAleer | November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

A committed Seventh-day Adventist and World War II conscientious objector, Doss was unwilling to take lives but anxious to save them.

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