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New Vatican leaks aim to undercut Secretariat for Economy - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
An Italian newspaper has printed leaked documents detailing the spending of the new Secretariat for the Economy, in an obvious effort to discredit the work of the powerful new Vatican ...

Norway's leading prelate investigated for fraud - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo is under investigation for complicity in fraud after he admitted that his diocese used telephone directories to estimate the number of Catholics and thus ...

Vatican spokesman denies books mailed to Synod participants were intercepted - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
A Vatican spokesman has denied reports that the Office of the Synod intercepted books that had been mailed to bishops participating in the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops. "I ...

Austria revises law on Islam - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Revising a 1912 law on Islam, the Austrian parliament has banned most foreign funding of mosques and required imams to be able to speak German. "Our goal is to have our own Austrian ...

Pope, Curia conclude Lenten retreat - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Pope Francis and the members of the Roman Curia have concluded their annual Lenten retreat. In his brief remarks at the retreat's conclusion, the Pontiff thanked the retreat master, ...

National Catholic Register

Is Your Workout Strengthening Your Body and Soul?
By ELISABETH DEFFNER | Editor's Note: Listen to an interview withColleen Scariano of SoulCore and Sara Moraille of Pietra Fitness onRegister Radio. When Lori Baldwin leads workout classes at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel,...

German Bishops: ‘We Are Not Just a Subsidiary of Rome’
By EDWARD PENTIN | HILDESHEIM, Germany — The upcoming Synod on the Family must lead to “further progress” towards finding a common position on fundamental issues, but it “cannot prescribe in detail what we have to do in Germany,” the president of...

The Passion of the Church in the Middle East
By THE EDITORS | “Jesus, help me.” Pope Francis paused during his address last month before a group of Catholics from Scotland to recall the stirring prayer of the 21 Egyptian Copts as they prepared for their execution at the hands of Islamic...

Want to Thank God in Public School? A Kentucky Bill Would Make Free-Expression Laws Clear
By PETER JESSERER SMITH | FRANKFORT, Ky. — Protections for students’ religious and political speech in Kentucky’s public schools could be strengthened if lawmakers in the Kentucky State Capitol advance a bill that is supported by the state’s...

The End of the Analogy of Being, Fr. Robert Barron on Atheism and Philosophy, and Much More!
By TITO EDWARDS | The End of the Analogy of Being by Stephen H. Webb of First Things - BigPulpit.com Father Robert Barron on Atheism and Philosophy - Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire A Culture of Chastity in Creating a Healthy Society – Jason...

Catholic News Service

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

Father Theodore Hesburgh, higher education leader, diplomat, dies at 97

Texas bishop frames theological call to be 'with the immigrant'

Homeless man of deep faith given funeral, burial in Vatican City

Training program helps Haitian teachers take charge of classrooms