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Pope Francis ordains 19 men to the priesthood - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Pope Francis ordained 19 deacons to the priesthood at St. Peter's Basilica on April 26. Three of them were educated at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, nine at the Neocatechumenal Way's ...

US priests urge Synod to issue clear affirmation of Church teaching on marriage - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
A growing number of Catholic priests in the US have signed a statement urging the Synod of Bishops to "make a clear and firm proclamation of the Church's unchanging moral teaching" on ...

Christ is the Good Shepherd, Pope emphasizes - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Reflecting on the day's Scripture readings at Mass, Pope Francis devoted his April 26 Regina Caeli address to Christ as the Good Shepherd. "Unlike the mercenary, Christ is a caring, ...

Pope Francis pays tribute to St. John Paul II - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Pope Francis met with members of the John Paul II Foundation during an April 25 audience that took place in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. Paying tribute to St. John Paul ...

All are called to holiness, Pope reminds Benin's bishops - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Pope Francis received the bishops of Benin in audience on April 27 and expressed gratitude to God for the large numbers of conversions and priestly and religious vocations in the West ...

National Catholic Register

From Abortion Advocacy to Pro-Life Legacy
By KATHY SCHIFFER | OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — When Democratic legislator Rebecca Hamilton retired this year after 18 years in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, she left a legacy of strong pro-woman and pro-life legislation, which most...

Bishop Wester Appointed to Lead New Mexico Archdiocese
By CNA/EWTN NEWS | SALT LAKE CITY — On Monday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop John Wester, who has led the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 2007 and is known for speaking out on the importance of immigration reform, as Archbishop of Santa Fe,...

The US, Iran and Prudential Judgment
By MSGR. STUART SWETLAND | April 18 was “National Army Day” in Iran. As usual, this event was marked by parades and displays of the might and machinery of the Iranian military. And also, as usual, there were signs and chants from the crowds that...

Pope Francis Leads Prayers for Victims and Survivors of the Nepal Earthquake
By ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly “Regina Coeli” address in praying for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal which has claimed thousands of lives. “I...

Did St. Hildegard Prophesy Today's Problems, The Arduous Journey to Forgiveness and Much More!
By TITO EDWARDS | Did St. Hildegard Prophesy Today’s Crisis in the World and Church? by Frank Rega of The Shield of Faith - Big Pulpit Willing Incompatible Worlds – Andrew Walker, First Things The Arduous Journey to Forgiveness – Rich Lamm, Epic...

Catholic News Service

No boring homilies, pope tells new priests at ordination

In jungle clinic, U.S. students learn tropical medicine -- and help poor

CELAM president expects pope's Cuba visit to boost church's role there

Ambiguities about Serra should not discount sainthood, panelists say

From brainy tomes to advocacy: Academy joins anti-trafficking fight