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Patriarchs challenge Islamic officials, world leaders to take action against terrorists - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Describing the violence against Christians in Iraq and Syria as "attempted genocide," a group of Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs has challenged Islamic officials and international leaders ...

Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, who has been named Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, after almost six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said that he sought the ...

Vatican prelate: world must act to defend, help Iraq's Christians - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, has told Vatican Radio that the world must act to defend ...

28% of US parishes have more than $1M in revenue - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Because of parish mergers in the Northeast and Midwest and larger parishes in the South and Southwest, 28% of parishes in the United States now have $1 million or more in revenue, ...

Bishop distinguishes Syria's Muslims from Saudi-backed militias - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
At a press conference in Italy, the apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, said that 60% of Christians have left the city. Bishop George Abou Khazen, who ministers to ...

National Catholic Register

When Reagan and Ratzinger Teamed Up on Faith and Hope
By PAUL KENGOR | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI almost a year after the June 2004 death of Ronald Reagan. I don’t know if Ratzinger and Reagan ever met, though there’s a chance they did during one of Reagan’s visits to the...

The Good, the True and the Beautiful on Film: Why Catholics Need Good Movies
By Anna Abbott | Family Matters: Catholic Culture | The release of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah was a fascinating moment — not for art or film history, but because it spurred Christians, once again, to debate what constitutes a good religious...

Classical Education Makes a Comeback
By Susan Klemond | Schools Show New Interest in Traditional Curriculum | Seeking to pass on the wisdom of Western civilization, which was founded on Christian principles, a grassroots movement of parents, educators and others is reviving classical...

Bishop Galantino: Catholics in ‘Irregular’ Relationships Welcome in Church
By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY | ROME — Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholic churches, a leading Italian bishop has said. Bishop Nunzio Galantino...

Mosul Foretold, Ten Things Pope Francis Says about Evangelization, I Am and Us and Much More!
By TITO EDWARDS | Mosul Foretold by Christopher Check of Catholic Answers – BigPulpit.com Ten Things Pope Francis Says about Evangelization – Kevin Cotter, Focus Blog Wake Up, The Glory of the Martyrs Shines Upon You! – Rachana Chhin, Ignitum...

Catholic News Service

Wartime pontiff started tradition of papal peacemaking

Sweeney's drive for labor rights rooted in Catholic social teaching

Immigrants, activists urge Obama to act on immigration reform

Middle East patriarchs meet diplomats, call for wiping out terrorists

Catholic aid groups hope latest Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holds