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Venezuelan bishop victim of armed robbery - Fri, 30 Jan 2015
A bishop and 50 priests and parishioners were victims of an armed robbery at a parish in Puerto Ordaz, a city of 600,000 in Venezuela. Three masked men entered the parish auditorium, ...

Christian school attacked in Pakistan - Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Over 200 Muslim students, angered by caricatures of Muhammad in a Parisian publication, attacked a Christian boys' school in Pakistan and demanded its closure, according to Agence ...

Canadian court backs Christian law school in homosexuality dispute - Fri, 30 Jan 2015
The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has ruled that graduates of Trinity Western University's law school are permitted to practice law in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society had ...

Carmelite priest to preach Lenten retreat for Pope, Curia - Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Father Bruno Secondin, a Carmelite priest who teaches at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, will preach the Lenten retreat to Pope Francis and the members of the Roman ...

Myanmar: authorities order removal of cross - Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Authorities in Chin State, which is located in western Myanmar (Burma), have ordered the removal of a hillside cross that is 16 feet tall. Tial Cem, who constructed the cross and is ...

National Catholic Register

Two Good to Be True?
By TRENT BEATTIE | While many NFL players never make it to a single Super Bowl, tight end Luke Willson is in his second league championship in as many years with the Seattle Seahawks. The unusual nature of this situation is not lost on the Windsor,...

Burying the Dead: A Memorial and a Pledge of Future Salvation
By MARK SHEA | “The body,” I was taught growing up, “is just the shoebox for the soul. What matters are the shoes, not the box. So when it’s time to go to heaven, we throw the box away.” Along with this good dose of gnostic thinking came a certain...

War and Peace in the 21st Century
By VICTOR GAETAN | KIEV, Ukraine — Since Ukrainian Christmas on Jan. 7, hellish scenes of cruel death have become routine in the eastern Donbass region on the Russian border. On Jan. 25, Pope Francis’ first words before praying the Angelus...

Palliums Will Be Given to New Archbishops at Home, Not Rome
By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — As a sign of “synodality,” Pope Francis has decided that new metropolitan archbishops will officially be imposed with the pallium in their home dioceses, rather than at the Vatican. “The meaning of...

To Parents: Keep Reading Out Loud to Your Growing Children, Catholic Social Thought and Much More!
By TITO EDWARDS | To Parents: Keep Reading Out Loud to Your Growing Children by Mark Bauerlein of First Things - BigPulpit.com A Religious Order for Women With and Without Downs Syndrome – Donna Sue Berry, Regina Magazine Epic Book Giveaway:...

Catholic News Service

New film 'Black or White' aims to 'start the conversation' on race

Church agencies give displaced Iraqis fuel, heaters for winter

Feed my sheep: Archbishops to receive palliums at home with their flock

Father Merton at 100: Still inspiring people to get closer to God

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models