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Cardinal Newman’s time in Rome 2019-10-11 15:12:00Rome, Italy, Oct 11, 2019 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized Oct. 13, is more often associated with Birmingham than

Disabled woman who narrowly avoided forced abortion to 2019-10-10 20:01:00London, England, Oct 10, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A judge in England has decided that a disabled woman who is pregnant will be fitted with a contracept

English bishop: Remove stigma surrounding mental health care 2019-10-10 19:01:00Brighton, England, Oct 10, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- On October 10, observed internationally as World Mental Health Day, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel

Polish bishops open beatification process for parents of 2019-10-10 18:01:00Krakow, Poland, Oct 10, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Polish bishops’ conference has agreed to begin the canonization process for the parents of S

Two killed in attack near German synagogue on 2019-10-09 12:00:00Berlin, Germany, Oct 9, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- One man has been arrested and the search is ongoing for a second person after at least two people

Health professionals protest imminent Northern Ireland abortion laws  2019-10-09 04:51:00Armagh, Northern Ireland, Oct 9, 2019 / 02:51 am (CNA).- Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to prote

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime 2019-10-08 12:30:00Krakow, Poland, Oct 8, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Krakow has compared the LGBT rights movement in Poland to communism. Archbishop

New cardinal says he relied on Eucharist, Mary 2019-10-08 02:49:00Kaunas, Lithuania, Oct 8, 2019 / 12:49 am (CNA).- One of the newest cardinals of the Church says he drew strength from the Mass and the Blessed Virgin

UK company apologizes for pro-life billboard aimed at 2019-10-07 19:00:00London, England, Oct 7, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- An advertising company has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, sayin

Tens of thousands protest France IVF bill 2019-10-07 14:23:00Paris, France, Oct 7, 2019 / 12:23 pm (CNA).- At least 42,000 people protested in Paris Sunday against a bill that would allow single women and lesbia

Commentary: 30 years of German unity, fruit of 2019-10-05 12:00:00Berlin, Germany, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Thirty years ago, prayers in St. Nicholas Church in Leipizig helped to bring about a peaceful revoluti

In England, Christian doctor loses trans beliefs case 2019-10-04 19:01:00Birmingham, England, Oct 4, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- An employment tribunal in England stated Wednesday that a biblical view of sex and gender is &ldqu

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Who is Amalek? New! 2019-10-20 00:00:48A nation described in the Hebrew Bible as enemies of the Israelites, the Amalekites are also the descendants of Esau.

The many meanings of salt in the Bible New! 2019-10-20 00:00:39A fundamental necessity of life, salt has been used since ancient times for many different purposes, and is heavily loaded with spiritual meaning.

3 Ways to transform our children’s lives with New! 2019-10-20 00:00:33Letting our children know we love and support them is hugely important.

Ireland’s “Mass rocks” are powerful reminder of ancestors’ New! 2019-10-20 00:00:29In a time when Catholicism was illegal, priests continued to celebrate Mass for the people in secret outdoor locations, using rocks as altars.

Long Island Bishop likens Catholic Church to 1969 New! 2019-10-20 00:00:28Bishop John O. Barres suggests the "Miracle Mets" could be just the faith model that the Catholic Church needs.

A saint from Fatima’s neighboring town: St. Irene New! 2019-10-20 00:00:21St. Irene was assaulted by her tutor and killed by the hired man of a rejected suitor.

Check out the Luminous Mystery reflections in our New! 2019-10-20 00:00:18Let us hear the "great maternal counsel which Mary addresses to the Church of every age."

Pope St. John Paul II’s teacher gave this New! 2019-10-20 00:00:04It's helpful and enlightening to get to know the foundations that formed the saint.

Filipino devotees present requests to St. John Paul New! 2019-10-20 00:00:02October 22 unites Catholics in their love for Polish Pontiff.

In praise of hipsters … and why they New! 2019-10-20 00:00:01They get a bad rap and are often misunderstood, but here's what's so great about hipsterdom.

Pew survey finds Christianity continuing to diminish in 2019-10-19 08:51:07The "nones" rise to over 25% and fewer than half of Millennials call themselves Christian.

Horrible at praying the Rosary? Shout it (with 2019-10-19 08:00:52Because sometimes you've gotta "think outside the beads"!

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Brexit and Britain's Collapse 2019-10-15 06:00:00It looks like the dust will soon settle in British politics, and when it does we will all get a better sense of what is happening with Brexit. While t

Canada’s Toxic Nationalism 2019-10-14 06:00:00The rise of nationalist discourse in American public life has generated a fierce riposte. According to its critics, nationalism endangers the well-bei

Letters From the Synod–2019: #4 2019-10-14 00:00:00On Saturday, October 12, the Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (familiarly known as the Angelicum) hosted a confe

Beto's Woke Integralism 2019-10-14 00:00:00In 2008, Barack Obama was well within the mainstream of American opinion when he said that “I believe that marriage is the union between a

Newman’s Shocking Faith 2019-10-11 14:15:00How was the interfaith meeting? As a person of faith—by which I mean that you can tick any of these 473 boxes from Animist to Zoroastrian—

Ronald Reagan and The King’s College 2019-10-11 10:40:00Carol Swain, a former professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt, recently weighed in on a controversy at The King’s College regarding the continue

The Triune Tangle 2019-10-11 06:00:00G. K. Chesterton writes somewhere that “the Christian has a Triune God, ‘a tangled trinity,’ which seems a mere capricious contradic

Letters From the Synod–2019: #3 2019-10-11 00:00:00THE NEO-COLONIALISM OF BISHOP KRÄ UTLER Continue Reading »

Israel’s Political Mythology 2019-10-10 08:25:00Israel may be the land of the Hebrew Bible, but few expected the leader of Israel’s Arab parties to mark his recent electoral success with a ver

A New Saint on St. Stephen's Green 2019-10-10 06:00:00Ireland has produced many saints, and John Henry Newman is the latest. Newman was not Irish, of course, but his canonization is as much an Irish as an

How Gay Rights Empower the Rich 2019-10-09 11:55:00The Supreme Court heard a group of cases   yesterday that will require the justices to decide whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to homose

Humble John Henry Newman 2019-10-09 09:45:00As a Protestant, I reject the theology of the canonization of saints. But as an admirer of certain aspects of John Henry Newman’s legacy, I am g

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N Ireland sees effort to recall Assembly ahead 2019-10-18 02:23:00Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 18, 2019 / 12:23 am (CNA).- Pro-life groups in Northern Ireland are hopeful that there is sufficient support in the leg

New hotline connects women in crisis pregnancies to 2019-10-17 19:06:00Austin, Texas, Oct 17, 2019 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- When Pamela Whitehead takes a call for LoveLine, a new pregnancy helpline, she listens. “Too oft

DNA test could reveal if Catholic supply store 2019-10-17 18:50:00St. Louis, Mo., Oct 17, 2019 / 04:50 pm (CNA).- Last year, Thomas Bruce was accused of assaulting three women and killing one of them at the Catholic

Vatican denies Indian nun's appeal of dismissal from 2019-10-17 16:22:00Vatican City, Oct 17, 2019 / 02:22 pm (CNA).- The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dism

‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the 2019-10-17 14:41:00Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2019 / 12:41 pm (CNA).- A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in respons

Sasse resolution: Church beliefs should not jeopardize tax-exempt 2019-10-17 13:59:00Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2019 / 11:59 am (CNA).- One U.S. senator is looking to bring up a vote on protecting churches from attempts to police their b

Bishops in Middle East urge prayer for northern 2019-10-17 13:36:00Al-Hasakah, Syria, Oct 17, 2019 / 11:36 am (CNA).- Bishops in Syria and Iraq have called for worldwide prayer as fighting between Turkish and Kurdish

Moroccan king pardons woman who procured abortion, those 2019-10-17 12:39:00Rabat, Morocco, Oct 17, 2019 / 10:39 am (CNA).- Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were

Brazilian bishop: Yes, Amazon people can understand celibacy 2019-10-17 05:12:00Breves, Brazil, Oct 17, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in th

Gonzaga, Catholic Charities team up to offer immigration 2019-10-17 02:08:00Spokane, Wash., Oct 17, 2019 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington t

Catholic snakebite clinic in India saves thousands of 2019-10-16 19:01:00Patna, India, Oct 16, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- In most religious orders’ novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Su

UN set to elect slave state to human 2019-10-16 18:00:00Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 16, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Mauritania, the west African nation where slavery remains a widespread practice, is expected to b