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In a first, Francis to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch during Mexico trip

In an unprecedented push for wider Christian unity, Pope Francis will meet with Russian Patriarch Kirill in Cuba in February.


International sisters play important and growing role in US communities

The number of sisters from other countries living in the U.S. is unknown, so Trinity Washington University and CARA are conducting a study to try to count them, their work and support.


Faith & Parish

Massive overhaul slated for Chicago archdiocese

NCR Today: The Chicago Tribune reports that that the archdiocese of Chicago could close many of its churches by 2030, as the result of a "radical overhaul."


New bishop ordained for Houston-based ordinariate for former Anglicans

Bishop Steven J. Lopes was installed as first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter to serve former Anglicans living full communion with the Catholic Church.


Here I am; send me!

Indian convert to Christianity Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929), who began life as a Sikh, traveled internationally to preach the good news before he disappeared (and presumably died) while on one of his many...

Art & Media

'The Choice' film is a positive contribution to the culture

Movie review: Nicholas' Sparks 11th book to be made into a movie continues his artistic trajectory toward telling stories that "feel authentic and honest to the world in which we live."

Abuse survivor disputes removal from Vatican commission, seeks papal meeting

"I have not left and I am not leaving my position on the commission," said British children's advocate Peter Saunders. 


Francis makes urgent appeal for Syrian peace talks, political solution

"I make an appeal to the international community to not spare any effort to urgently bring the parties to the negotiating table," Pope Francis urged Sunday.


The Catholic vote in 2016

Faith and Justice: After the Iowa caucuses, how will Catholics vote in the Republican and Democratic primaries? Catholic voters make a difference...


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January 29-February 11, 2016


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