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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Ad campaign cites poll showing most Americans favor abortion restrictions

Ad campaign cites poll showing most Americans favor abortion restrictions

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

March for Life Action has launched a public awareness campaign through digital and television outlets saying that candidates running for public office who promise to expand women’s access to abortion “are out of touch with American voters.”

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Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

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Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

Assassinated French priest joins procession of martyrs, pope says

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

To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a special requiem Mass for a French priest assassinated by youths claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse

Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of the pope’s commission for child protection, including an abuse survivor, have been speaking with new bishops and major Vatican offices as part of a mandate to develop and educate the Church about best practices.

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Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents.

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Dedicated to battling the devil, noted Italian exorcist dies at 91

Dedicated to battling the devil, noted Italian exorcist dies at 91

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, an Italian priest renowned for his work in dispelling demons, died at the age of 91.

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High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

| Tom Tracy | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

With every passing U.S. election cycle, First Amendment and religious freedom-minded voters and watchdogs might be tempted to think, “This is the election that will most matter in our lifetimes.”

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said.

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In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his 50 years of voting in U.S. elections, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Sept. 15 he has never seen the two major parties offer “two such deeply flawed” presidential nominees “at the same time.”

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Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

| Molly Gettinger | September 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a visit to the University of Notre Dame Sept. 12, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steered away from abortion, same-sex marriage and other major issues and instead focused on her hope to find common ground.

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Pope, cardinals continue looking at process for choosing bishops

Pope, cardinals continue looking at process for choosing bishops

| Cindy Wooden | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and members of the international Council of Cardinals advising him on church governance once again discussed ways to improve the process of identifying the best priests to become bishops.

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