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Happy Thanksgiving! - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The offices of Catholic World News will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, so that our staff can celebrate the holiday. Barring unexpected developments, our regular ...

Pope Francis reflects on heaven - Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Pope Francis devoted his November 26 general audience to the Church's pilgrimage to heaven. "This is the goal toward which the Church projects itself: it is the �new Jerusalem,' ...

Vatican foreign minister appeals for multilateral action to stop Islamic State - Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, who is completing his tenure as the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, addressed Australia's bishops on November 25 on the Holy See's diplomatic ...

German bishops weigh hiring homosexual partners, remarried divorcés - Wed, 26 Nov 2014
The German Catholic bishops have discussed--but eventually tabled--a proposal to allow Church institutions to hire workers who are divorced and remarried, or who are in active homosexual ...

Church leaders protest Sri Lankan political exploitation of Pope's scheduled visit in January - Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Church officials in Sri Lanka have cautioned the government against using a January visit by Pope Francis to boost the re-election campaign of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In October, ...

National Catholic Register

Pope Francis Treks to Turkey to Visit Patriarch Bartholomew
By EDWARD PENTIN | VATICAN CITY — Church-state relations, ecumenism, Catholic-Muslim dialogue, persecuted Christians and regional conflicts will be the dominant issues of Pope Francis’ highly sensitive apostolic visit to Turkey this week. Invited...

Thanksgiving Symbolism
By Tom and April Hoopes | Thanksgiving has arrived! Here is a quick look at the symbolism of the major staples of the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, an American original, reminds us that God provides now just as he did in the days when his chosen...

A Prayer for Thanksgiving
By The Editors | Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. We thank you for our work and our...

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving
By EDITORS OF THE REGISTER | In response to a joint request by both Houses of Congress, on Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed Nov. 26, 1789, as a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and...

Bill Murray and His Sister, Sr. Nancy Murray Both Love the TLM, Waking Up to Your Vocation and More!
By TITO EDWARDS | Bill Murray and His Sister, Sr. Nancy Murray Love the Traditional Latin Mass by Kathy Schiffer of Seasons of Grace - BigPulpit.com Waiting: A Concept Applied to the Divorced and Remarried – Marie Meaney, Crisis Magazine ‘Hey...

Catholic News Service

Prominent Muslims hope pope's Turkey trip can show Islam's peaceful side

The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says

Catholics should 'rekindle' commitment to end racism, bishop says

Pope says he would 'never close the door' on talks with Islamic State

Pope urges Europe to nurture religious roots, sow peace in its borders