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Do not give up on ecumenical dialogue, Pope tells German Lutherans - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Pope Francis received a delegation from the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany and the ecumenical commission of the nation's Catholic episcopal conference on December 18 and ...

Diplomacy consists of �small steps,' says Pope - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Pope Francis received 13 new ambassadors to the Holy See and said in brief remarks that diplomacy consists of "small steps" that "sow brotherhood among peoples." Referring to ...

Jerusalem patriarch issues Christmas message - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem issued his annual Christmas message on December 18 and reflected on the ways in which 2014 was both "the best of times" and "the worst of times." Among ...

Leading Pakistani bishop: the Taliban �will stop at nothing now' - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and said that the attack showed the Islamic fundamentalist movement "will ...

USCCB: prelate welcomes policy change toward Cuba - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement welcoming the change in US policy toward Cuba as well as the release of an American imprisoned in Cuba for five ...

National Catholic Register

Cardinal Parolin Played Key Role in U.S.-Cuba Negotiations
By EDWARD PENTIN | VATICAN CITY — While Pope Francis is being widely credited for helping to restore diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, he was helped in large part by his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. President...

What Can Pro-Lifers Expect in the 2015 Congress?
By DUSTIN SIGGINS | WASHINGTON — In the November midterm elections, Republicans took control of Congress for the first time since 2006, thanks in part to pro-life activists who flooded five critical states with millions of dollars and activists to...

Prison Inmates Participate in Gift Exchange With Pope Francis
By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY | NEW YORK — Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were amazed by what they had received from Pope Francis. Denis Martinez, a convicted...

U.S. Church Leaders Applaud New U.S.-Cuba Ties
By PETER JESSERER SMITH | WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have normalized diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, with the help of the Vatican and the personal intervention of Pope Francis. Bishop Oscar Cant,...

Surprise! Marriage Is the Foundation of Catholic Social Teaching; Children are a Blessing and More!
By TITO EDWARDS | Surprise! Marriage Is the Foundation of Catholic Social Teaching by Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture - BigPulpit.com These Children are a Blessing – Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™ Pope Francis Does Not Gather Moss –...

Catholic News Service

Some exiles 'cautiously hopeful' about change; others feel betrayed

'Happy' about warming of U.S.-Cuba relations, pope praises diplomacy

Pope names second abuse survivor, global experts to protection panel

Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations

Lebanese parish reaches out to Christian Iraqi refugees for Christmas