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Pope will visit Philadelphia in 2015 for World Meeting of Families - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Archbishop Charles Chaput has disclosed the Pope Francis plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held September 2015 in Philadelphia. Although the Vatican has not made an ...

Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza-Israel conflict - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council met on July 23 to discuss the human rights situation in Gaza. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent representative to UN offices ...

Pope is surprise luncheon visitor at Vatican workers' cafeteria - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Pope Francis surprised Vatican workers on July 25 by dropping into the staff cafeteria for lunch. Arriving without warning just after noon, the Pope took a tray, chose a Friday lunch of ...

Syrian Orthodox leader laments silence of Muslim leaders in wake of Mosul - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Speaking at his residence in Lebanon, the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church decried recent events in Mosul following its takeover by the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL), also ...

English primary school ordered to change admissions policy that favored Mass-going families - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
A Catholic primary school in England has been ordered by government officials to alter its admissions policies, which had given preference to the children of families that attended Mass ...

National Catholic Register

Mishaps Carrying Out Executions Spur Renewal of Death-Penalty Debate
By EDDIE O’NEILL | PHOENIX — In the wake of the July 23 execution of convicted murderer Joseph R. Wood III — who took nearly two hours to die after the start of his lethal injection procedure — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the...

U.S. Papal Visit Not Confirmed, but Archbishop Chaput Is Confident
By CNA/EWTN NEWS | PHILADELPHIA — Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the Pope’s...

From Rome to Santiago de Compostela With Love
By CECILIA O’REILLY | What distinguishes Augustin Peña Gago from many others making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, sanctuary of St. James the Apostle in northwest Spain, is not only the means he will use and distance he will travel,...

Immigration: A Principled Catholic Approach Avoids Emotionalism
By SAMUEL GREGG | For weeks now, Americans’ eyes have been fixated upon the humanitarian disaster unfolding on our southern border, as some of the least among us seek to enter the United States without permission from what is, after all, a...

The Complaint That Mass Is Boring, Study Offers Strategies for Increasing Vocations and Much More!
By TITO EDWARDS | Common Complaint: Mass Is Boring by Father Dwight Longenecker - BigPulpit.com Study Offers Strategies for Increasing Vocations – Brian Fraga, OSV Newsweekly Salvation: Waiting in the Aqua Room - Jamey Brown, Catholic...

Catholic News Service

Native American Catholics gather to pray, reflect, recharge their faith

Patriarch decries 'mass cleansing' of Mosul by 'a bed of criminals'

Archbishop Chaput confirms pope to visit Philadelphia in September 2015

Along the border: Agent has keen eye for signs of people on move

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says