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Church in Puerto Rico to hold 24 hour prayer encounter amid protests

The Puerto Rican bishops' conference announced Saturday it will hold a 24-hour prayer encounter this weekend, in the face of the territory's social ...

Michigan considers two pro-life ballot initiatives

The Michigan Catholic Conference is urging state residents to support a petition drive for an initiative to ban "dismemberment abortions" instead of ...

Pope Francis petitions Assad to protect weak and defenseless in Syria

Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to safeguard the weak and ...

What is St. John Bosco's 'Preventative System' and why is Pope Francis promoting it?

Pope Francis has invoked St. John Bosco as a guide in the fight against abuse. St. John Bosco was known for his work with troubled youth, and his ...

Vatican announces sanctions on disgraced Bishop Bransfield

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his ...

English bishop: Let's be cautious responding to comatose girl's situation

The English and Welsh bishops' representative on life issues urged Thursday that the public be reserved in judgement on the case of Tafida Raqeeb, a ...

Illinois to fund abortion clinics after Title X Protect Life Rule

Illinois will provide state funding to abortion clinics and clinics that refer for abortions in the light of new changes to Title X rules, Gov. J.B. ...

Lord Alton: Abortion law imposed on N Ireland by UK Parliament

The British Parliament is imposing its will on the citizens of Northern Ireland by passing legislation decriminalizing abortion there, one Catholic ...

Fla. McDonald's sued for denying employment to Hasidic Jew because of his beard

An Orlando-area McDonald's is being sued for denying employment to a man on account of his beard.

The hunt for the remains of the first Filipino-born bishop

A little over 100 years ago, the Catholic Church's first Filipino-born bishop died while on a visit to Rome. Now, a group of Filipino priests are on ...