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Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Norwegian bishop said the country’s clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Church’s governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway.

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Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian refugees to Rome from Greece, a merchant ship rescued 41 refugees, including a 3-year-old child. They told human rights workers they saw as many as 500 others drown when the refugees’ boat sank.

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Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

| Mark Zimmermann | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, spoke at Georgetown University, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl celebrated a University Mass for Life for college students at a nearby Catholic church, encouraging them to stand up for God’s gift of human life.

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In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

| Simon Caldwell | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools that voluntarily set up gender-neutral toilets or changing rooms to accommodate increasing numbers of transgender students could be sued in the event of a sex attack, a Catholic lawyer warned.

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Austrian bishop says ‘no’ to border fence on church property

Austrian bishop says ‘no’ to border fence on church property

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Austrian bishop said the government may not use church property to build a border fence to keep out refugees.

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When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happiness “is not an ‘app’ that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving,” Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.

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No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who closely follow the Supreme Court know it’s a waiting game.

There’s the wait to see if a case makes it to the court, the wait for a seat in the courtroom if it does, and then the wait — in this day and age of instant answers — for a court decision, which for major cases is typically at the end of the court’s term in late June.

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After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The death of the songwriter, singer and music producer Prince drew reactions from the Vatican and praise for his musical talent.

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Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York, which is sponsoring her sainthood cause and is where Day oversaw Catholic Worker houses.

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Planned Parenthood CEO at Georgetown said dismissive of pro-life views

Planned Parenthood CEO at Georgetown said dismissive of pro-life views

| Kurt Jensen | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The controversy over the appearance by the head of Planned Parenthood at Jesuit-run Georgetown University April 20 became the background to a standing ovation.

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Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

Look at your own sins before judging others, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of hypocrisy that causes them to believe they are better than others, Pope Francis said.

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Speakers hopeful post-Scalia court will have religious liberty advocate

Speakers hopeful post-Scalia court will have religious liberty advocate

| Kurt Jensen | April 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Even without Justice Antonin Scalia and with the likelihood of deadlocks by an eight-member Supreme Court for some time to come, there’s still hope for a strong religious liberty advocate, a panel of speakers concluded.

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