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Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being Christian is looking for, following and imitating Jesus Christ — nothing more, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Pakistani church office calls for mercy as Christian faces execution

Pakistani church office calls for mercy as Christian faces execution

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The human rights body of Pakistan’s Catholic Church pleaded with President Mamnoon Hussain to grant clemency to a Christian death row convict who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged crime.

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Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guam’s archbishop said a judge’s June 5 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. territory was “a defeat” not only “for Christian principles” but “for our island and the whole of humanity.”

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Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, top priorities

Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, top priorities

| Carol Zimmermann | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church’s ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse.

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Bishops hear report on church’s ongoing efforts to defend marriage

Bishops hear report on church’s ongoing efforts to defend marriage

| Jennifer Brinker | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the institution of marriage faces unprecedented challenges, the Catholic Church continues to promote and defend marriage as being between one man and one woman, said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco.

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Obama in CHA address thanks organization for supporting health care law

Obama in CHA address thanks organization for supporting health care law

| Patricia Zapor | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Telling the Catholic Health Association that he was there to say thank you, President Barack Obama June 9 recalled the struggles of passing the Affordable Care Act and ticked off the successes since it became law five years ago.

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Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act on abuse

Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act on abuse

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has approved new procedures for the Vatican to investigate and judge claims of “abuse of office” by bishops who allegedly failed to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sex abuse.

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New martyrs include priests, religious, laity martyred in 20th century

New martyrs include priests, religious, laity martyred in 20th century

| Laura Ieraci | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of 41 priests, religious and laypeople, who were killed in the 20th century “in hatred of the faith,” clearing the way for their beatification.

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Islamic militants announce plan to transform Mosul church into mosque

Islamic militants announce plan to transform Mosul church into mosque

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the largest churches in Mosul, Iraq, will be transformed into a mosque.

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Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Efforts to convince people that the differences between male and female are simply social conventions, which limit individual freedom, ignore the fact that men and women need each other in order to understand themselves, Pope Francis said.

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Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify — not enslave.

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Vatican ready to announce decision, guidelines on Medjugorje, pope says

Vatican ready to announce decision, guidelines on Medjugorje, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said the Vatican was ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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