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What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Today’s Sunday sermon across pulpits in the United States will focus on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The Catholic Church through it’s U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops is making its support for immigration reform known through its thousands of U.S. churches. continue reading »

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed in the Vatican City the importance of the fight against social inequalities and poverty, the Vatican said in a statement. continue reading »

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

The Vatican has removed and ordered back to Rome the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski. continue reading »

Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

There is yet another reason why the first Latin American pope, Pope Francis, is often referred to as the people’s pope. continue reading »

Argentina’s Two Most Famous People Meet:  Pope Francis and Lionel Messi Together

Argentina’s Two Most Famous People Meet:  Pope Francis and Lionel Messi Together

The two most famous Argentines alive met here Tuesday as Pope Francis granted a special audience to striker Leo Messi and the other members of the Argentina and Italy national soccer teams on the eve of a friendly to honor the first Latin American pontiff. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

Religious Pilgrimage Bus Plunges into Ravine Near Mexico City, Killing 8

Religious Pilgrimage Bus Plunges into Ravine Near Mexico City, Killing 8

Eight people were killed and 30 others hurt when their bus plunged into a ravine in central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays in Church - “Who am I to Judge?”

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays in Church - “Who am I to Judge?”

Pope Francis said that he does not judge gays and that they should be integrated into society, but made it clear that the priesthood remains closed to women. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for 3 M Youth to Go and Serve, Next WYD To Be in Poland

Pope Francis Calls for 3 M Youth to Go and Serve, Next WYD To Be in Poland

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the 3 million young people who gathered in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day to go forth and work to overcome violence, selfishness, intolerance and hatred. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis said Saturday that the future demands a humanistic vision of the economy and a rehabilitation of politics in order to achieve "greater participation by the people, a shunning of elitism and an end to poverty." continue reading »