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Pope scuttles plan to set up investment fund for Vatican bank - Fri, 22 May 2015
Pope Francis has vetoed a plan to set up an investment fund for the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), reports Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa. The investment fund, ...

�Urgent' need to promote universal basic health-care coverage, says Vatican prelate - Fri, 22 May 2015
In an address to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers said that "urgent action" is needed to address ...

Another Catholic priest seized by jihadists in Syria - Fri, 22 May 2015
A Catholic monk has been kidnapped from a monastery in Qaryatayn, Syria. Father Jacques Mourad, the prior of the Mar Elias monastery, was seized by armed men representing an Islamic ...

Pakistan: 106 people indicted in lynching of Christian couple - Fri, 22 May 2015
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has indicted 106 persons for the brutal November lynching of a Christian couple in Chak, a town located in Punjab province. Shahzad Masih and Sharma ...

Dublin archbishop weighs in on marriage referendum - Fri, 22 May 2015
In an interview with Vatican Radio on the eve of Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said that "marriage has its place in the construction of ...

National Catholic Register

Denver Archdiocese Moves to Restore the Order of Sacraments
By PETER JESSERER SMITH | DENVER — The age of confirmation in the Archdiocese of Denver is being lowered to age 7. The move is part of a restoration by Archbishop Samuel Aquila of the traditional sacramental order that places reception of...

Follow the Money: American Entity Funded Irish Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Campaign
By VICTOR GAETAN | Ireland’s rush to permanently redefine marriage is a startling development for a country that legalized divorce only 20 years ago. How could the nation that "saved civilization" precipitously decide to make its constitution...

‘Darius, Follow Me’
By Patti Armstrong | American-Indian Student Darius Sparks Finds Focus Through Catholic Education | College freshman Darius Sparks, a business major and basketball player at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., says he is living a dream...

Renewing Devotion to Our Lady
By Joanna Bogle | Walsingham Shrine Set to Expand | For nearly a thousand years, people have been walking the pilgrim routes to Walsingham, the shrine in Norfolk, in the east of England, where Our Lady is honored. A new rector, Msgr. John Armitage,...

Pope Francis' Letter on Beatification of Archbishop Óscar Romero
By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis has said today’s beatification of Archbishop scar Romero is a “cause of great joy” and that his elevation to the altars is a call “to sanity and reflection, to respect for life and harmony.” In a letter to the...

Catholic News Service

Blessed Romero 'another brilliant star' belonging to church of Americas

Abundance of media connects people far and wide to Romero beatification

Archbishop Romero was motivated by Gospel, not politics, cardinal says

Archbishop Romero: Symbol of church leaders' efforts to protect flocks

Cardinal: Christians, Muslims 'still don't know each other well enough'