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Korean women forced to work at Japanese military brothels during World War II have been invited to a Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate on Aug. 18 during his planned visit to South Korea, Korean news agencies are reporting, citing an announcement by the Korean papal preparatory committee.
The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education has appointed a woman to lead one of Rome's seven pontifical universities, the special academic institutions established directly under the authority of the pope.
Franciscan Sr. Mary Melone has been appointed rector of the Pontifical University Antonianum, the Roman university run by one of the main orders of male Franciscans, the Order of Friars Minor. The appointment was announced Thursday on the Friars website.
NCR Today: If you explore these Supreme Court decisions you can only come to one possible conclusion. This court interprets the laws to protect the rights of big business and corporations.
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Calling landmines “the weapons of cowards,” Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with those trying to ban them from the earth and especially with victims of such weapons.
His statement came at the end of the Third Review Conference of the International Landmine treaty, a process more formally known as the Ottawa Convention.
One day after the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations should be afforded exemptions based on religious grounds from providing contraceptive coverage to employees, a number of prominent faith leaders asked the Obama administration to include similar exemptions in an expected executive order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.
Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York.
Movie review: To me, "Deliver Us From Evil" is not a horror film, though some will get scared watching it.
The St. Louis Catholic Worker published its quarterly journal, The Round Table. The issue theme was “Dismantling Sexism.” It’s a great issue – and it’s more comforting than demanding.