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Calls for fossil fuel divestment continue to burn

Eco Catholic: Swift action now would help avoid climate change's most catastrophic outcomes, according to a United Nations panel.


What Gethsemane teaches us about suffering

Commentary: In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks God to "remove this cup." Who among us has not asked the same of God at one point?



Health care must protect everyone, 'born and unborn,' say bishops

Virginia's two Catholic bishops have urged the state's lawmakers to enact health care reforms "that cover everyone and protect everyone, born and unborn."

A statement issued Friday by Bishops Francis...

Women Religious

Social worker nun brings Church to support 'neglected' survivors

Benedictine Sr. Edita Eslopor and fellow Typhoon Haiyan survivors gained Cardinal Luis Tagle’s support for their effort to press the Philippines government for more efficient and humanitarian response to the...

Humanity deserves dark skies and starry nights

From Where I Stand: The preservation of darkness is a life-giving dimension of human existence, one that must be preserved if life is to be preserved at its healthiest best.


Vatican was not ordered to appear before U.N. committee, spokesman says

The Vatican's scheduled May appearance before a United Nations committee monitoring adherence to an anti-torture treaty is being done willingly, the Vatican said.


When Pope Francis washes women's feet, arguments follow. Who's right?

Is it blasphemy to wash the feet of women at Holy Thursday Mass? There is no simple answer to that question.


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April 11-24, 2014


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