Philippine army retakes cathedral in Marawi City
Priest, hostages reported alive as battle zone narrows
Aussie Catholic school mulls gender-neutral uniform
Principal faces two students with gender identity issues
Argentine bishop reaffirms teaching on Communion
Addresses 'confusion' following Pope’s Amoris Laetitia
France boosts ‘hate speech’ laws for ‘transphobia’
Fines have doubled, up to $3,600 for 'repeat offenders'
Racism: Mich. population is 14% African-American...
...but 50% of babies killed in abortions there are Black
Black, Latino students refuse to share at U. of Florida
One-building design called 'scheme to erase our history'
Chinese Catholics rally to block church demolition
Hundreds temporarily halt plan to make public park there
Spanish bishop apologizes for Hindu ritual in church
Procession carrying elephant-shaped image of deity came in
U.K. court orders Christian child to live with grandma
Agency denies details reported about Muslim foster family
Court: Company can take nuns’ PA land for gas pipeline
Judge sees no religious freedom violation in right-of-way
4th-C. Latin commentary on Gospels now published
Writings of Fortunatianus of Aquileia were found in 2012
Coalition of Evangelicals releases 'Nashville Statement'
On God's design for human identity as male and female
Vatican's CDF no longer cautions dissident theologians
Those scrutinized in past have heard nothing since 2013
Iraqi Shi’Ite leader to meet with Pope at Vatican?
Muqtada al Sadr has long been foe of U.S. involvement
U.K.: Christian girl forced into Muslim foster care
MPs call for review and respect for 'original heritage'
Philly's St. Charles Borromeo Seminary fills up
Bishop credits Pope's 2015 visit for drawing candidates
Priest uses his kayak to reach hurricane victims in TX
Tells reporter he's 'doing little things with great love'
Jailed German nurse may have 'euthanized' 114 patients
If found guilty, he'd be worst in-the-open serial killer
Priest: Chinese Catholics feel 'doubtful and suspicious'
'Pain and anguish' caused by actions of bishops, Holy See
Pope Francis to visit Burma, Bangladesh in November
Burma is about 1% Catholic; Bangladesh is 0.4% Christian
Pope appeals for persecuted Muslim minority in Burma
Voices his closeness to them, asks that they get full rights
S. Carolina governor ends funding of abortion clinics
Comprehensive health clinics outnumber PP 134 to one
S.F.: Catholic school ditches statues of Jesus, Mary
San Domenico makes effort 'to be inclusive of all faiths'
Pope meets with leaders of World Council of Churches
Discuss economic justice, climate change, peacekeeping
Free speech groups sprout at top U.S. universities
'Open Campus' promotes viewpoint diversity, discussion
Report: Christianity is spreading among Iran’s youth
'Iranian youth seem to be increasingly distant from Islam'
Catholic anti-mining activist murdered in Philippines
Near site of long dispute between indigenous, mine owners
Pope: Vatican II liturgical reforms are irreversible
Must overcome 'superficial' practices 'that disfigure it'
ISIS threatens Pope, warning: 'We will be in Rome'
Video also shows jihadis ransacking church in Philippines
Mayor: Shout Allahu Akbar in Venice and 'we will shoot'
So far Italy has managed to avoid a radical Islamist attack
Pope sends message of fortitude to imprisoned youth
Punishment must have 'horizon of hope' or it's not fruitful
Philosopher: AL is a ticking 'theological atomic bomb'
Jos. Seifert: To defuse, Pope must retract one major error
Swedish gov't plans to deport Christian convert to Iran
Hungary offers her asylum as 'moral, constitutional duty'
Nepal lawmakers pass bill banning religious conversion
Nation is largely Hindu but Christianity has made inroads
Venezuela’s Pres. Maduro claims fear of U.S. invasion
Asks 'for the Pope’s help against the military threat'
Putin hails ongoing Vatican-Russian Orthodox dialogue
'Universal humanitarian values' form basis of their ties
Cardinal Napier: BBC undermines Christian values
Says BBC broadcasts 'propaganda' that says 'evil is good'
Missouri governor halts imminent execution of inmate
DNA evidence exposes problem with capital murder trial
Louisiana court to weigh confessional-seal abuse case
Lawyers say conversation was cry for help, not confession
Papal nuncio part of ‘secret deal’ to end Holocaust?
Canadian historian says slaughter was curtailed in 1944
Vatican sec'y of state urges Russia's help in Venezuela
Talks also include Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Ukraine
India high court bans Islamic instant divorce
Triple talaq divorce is not in Sharia law or the Koran
3 Kenyan Christians killed after refusing to convert
Al-Shabaab jihadists active in Somalia, Yemen, now Kenya
Former congressman: Iraqi Christians still need help
Wolf: 'Bold action' is required by the U.S. and the West
N. Ireland high court sees no right to gay marriage
Justice says European law allows but doesn't require it
Male religious superiors want encyclical on nonviolence
Call on Church to move away from the just war tradition
Vatican delegate: Expect partial approval of Medjugorje
Commission sees first seven reported visions as authentic
Barcelona terrorists plotted to attack Sagrada Família
Would explode 120 gas canisters at Gaudí's iconic basilica
Vatican Secretary of State begins Russia visit
Parolin: Holy See fulfills 'spiritual and diplomatic role'
Chile's high court okays law allowing limited abortion
Leaving only six countries that completely protect unborn
Pope: Migrants' needs trump national security
Italian politician: We can't 'support the whole world'
Vandals deface statue of St. Junipero Serra in L.A.
Paint hands red and scrawl 'murder' on it; now cleaned
Prof protests honoring military at MLB baseball game
Enloe sees 'militarized, masculinity-heroism patriotism'
A. Nichols: Change canon law to correct papal errors
has led to 'extremely grave' situation
San Francisco parish experiences rebirth via tradition
Masses at Star of the Sea feature chant and polyphony
Salesian missionary in Ethiopia has baptized 7,500+
Priest: 'When I arrived 11 years ago, I met 40 Catholics'
Paglia, of pro-life academy, defends broader scope
Effort includes environment, mass migration, oppression
FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this school year
Outreach ministry has doubled since 2011, to 137 places
Vatican astronomer visits Kentucky school for eclipse
Consolmagno: Scientists who have faith need to speak out
Court okays Arkansas ban on PP's Medicaid money
AG, panel: Their misconduct 'merits disqualification'
N.J. mayor removes Guadalupe shrine from state land
Set up 14 years ago by group that didn't obtain permission
Teacher in landmark Philly abuse case released early
Conviction overturned, as was Msgr. Wm. Lynn's on appeal
Pope prays for victims of Barcelona terror attack
Speeding van kills 13 in city’s Las Ramblas district
New petition calls for pro-life support against nukes
Pro-lifers know nukes 'can never be tools of a Just War'
Uganda receives one million South Sudanese refugees
Fastest-growing crisis, as families escape 'living hell'
Chinese authorities shut down nursery run by monk
Ex-businessman saves babies from abortion, raises them
Vatican envoy to Vietnam: Respect religious freedom
Archbp. speaks at Marian Congress attended by 100,000
CNN publishes left-wing SPLC's list of 'hate groups'
Includes mainstream pro-life, pro-family groups like C-FAM
Syriac Catholic patriarch laments U.S. invasion of Iraq
And Western support for 'moderate' Syrian rebel factions
Leaders of Europe’s major countries are all childless
They have no vested interest in the future of the West
Bishops are ‘very slow to change’ in confronting abuse
Australia: Church only 'partially cleansed, unreconstructed'
Cdl. Sarah: Revolutionaries target Christian family
Families everywhere must be 'joyful spearheads of a revolt'
Six bishops appeal to Catholics in Nigerian diocese
Obey directive of the Pope and accept appointed bishop
Nigerian cardinal: Amoris Laetitia affirms tradition
The Church must 'uphold the high standards of the Gospel'
U.S. State Dept. recognizes ISIS genocide in report
Christians get priority 'after 8 years of denial, foot dragging'
U.S. bishops condemn ‘abhorrent acts of hatred’ in VA
'We stand against racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism'
Syriac patriarch: West has ‘betrayed’ us Christians
Mideast Christian minorities are 'not only abandoned'
Scottish archbp.: Modern Catholics ‘too wishy-washy’
'We avoid conflict, even when it is the only proper course'
New Texas law axes insurance coverage for abortion
Ensures citizens not required to pay for killing babes
Vatican advisor slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’
Radcliffe talks inclusion, conscience via Amoris Laetitia
Iceland kills 100% of unborn babes w/ Down syndrome
CBS report: Denmark comes 2nd with 98% abortion rate
Anger at Swiss hotel's sign directed to 'Jewish guests'
Officials affirm stand against anti-Semitism, discrimination
Former EU prez criticizes Pope over euthanasia ban
Says Pope should stay out of Brothers of Charity clash
Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid nuclear threat
Priests of island's 26 churches offer prayers for peace
Mexico City archdiocese rebuts cover-up allegations
Two accuse Cardinal Rivera of shielding 15 pedophiles
Cameroon cleric: Homosexual priests killed bishop
Monsignor publicly accuses cabal during memorial service
CAR: Imam backs bishop’s accusation of UN troops
Asks withdrawal of Moroccan contingent of peacekeepers
China: Two elderly 'underground' bishops have died
Both served years in prison, never recognized by Beijing
Pakistan’s leaders pay tribute to nun who served lepers
Sr. Ruth Pfau's life has been compared to Mother Teresa’s
Mideast patriarchs call on Pope to ‘scold’ world leaders
Over continued 'genocidal' displacement of Christians
Australian panel: Priests must report confessed abuse
Recommends law to punish priests who refuse to break seal
Church in Germany is 'spiritually impoverished' yet rich
Its wealth and influence reach abroad, even to the Vatican
Texas priest rebuts claim of Trump's 'authority by God'
Mustn't assume 'God's bellicose blessing' on use of force
Abortion groups target pregnancy centers with protests
Aim to infiltrate care centers, look for reason to sue
China continues coercive family-planning measures
Two-child policy even more rigorously enforced than one
Kansas State prof: ‘Was the Cat in the Hat black?’
New book addresses 'hidden racism in children’s books'
Seoul cardinal urges Rosary for peace amid tension
Yeom also urges N. Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons
Bishops warn of ‘catastrophic death and destruction’
Plead for U.S.-N.Korea diplomacy and political engagement
N. Ireland leader vows to resist pro-abortion activism
Foster acknowledges 'pressure to change' pro-life laws
CAR: Bishop says UN troops complicit in massacre
They forcefully disarmed one faction but not the Muslim one
Trump filling federal court vacancies at record pace
Expert: He could end up appointing half of federal judiciary
Brazilian bishop: Homosexuality is 'gift from God’
Francis appointee aims to 'overcome prejudices that kill'
Cardinal Burke warns against ‘idolatry of the papacy’
Francis offers magisterial teaching and 'his own thinking'
Vatican official hints at tacit agreement with China
Sorondo: 'China and the Pope have a very good relation'
Missionary priest has made 50 trips to North Korea
83-year-old treats drug-resistant tuberculosis patients
Preschool teachers cause kids to be heterosexual?
Gender 'scholar': 'Heteronormativity permeates' daycares
Scottish bishop celebrates Mass on the 'Mercy Bus'
Confessions too; initiative of Friends of Divine Mercy
Dominican sisters return to Iraq's Nineveh Plain
Say neighbors 'betrayed, harmed us, even before ISIS did'
Indonesian bishop under investigation for misconduct
Complaints that he's used church funds to support mistress
Stericycle stops doing business with ‘many’ PP clinics
Waste hauler now enforcing their medical waste protocol
Pope to Belgian Brothers of Charity: Stop euthanizing
Cease within weeks, sign joint letter, or face sanctions
Study: Atheists considered less moral and trustworthy
Even atheists 'hold the same intuitive anti-atheist bias'
Governing council named for Pontif. Academy for Life
Pope appoints six, plus 89 new 'corresponding members'
Activists: ‘Pope congratulates, blesses gay couple’
After Brazilian man gets standard form letter from Vatican
Guam: Number of clergy sex abuse lawsuits nears 100
Lawmakers eliminated statute of limitations in Sept. 2016
Disney Jr. preschool show features two lesbian moms
LGBT activists start petition urging all to 'thank Disney'
Evangelical Trump supporters want meeting with Pope
To discuss article describing American 'ecumenism of hate'
Canada: Public debate on higher pay for euthanizers
Prominent doc says she's losing money bumping off patients
U.K.: Christian festival showcases Muslim spirituality
Greenbelt director aims to 'build better religious literacy'
Philippines: Prelate lauds free college tuition law
Bishop: A 'great help' to emigres who support families
Ignorance shows in reporting on Bible and Canaanites
Study said to disprove Bible on Israelites vs. Canaanites
Scotland arts chief proposes: Impose women priests
Suggests gender diversity is an antidote to child abuse
Law prof: Congress must restrain new sexbot industry
Growing realm of robot sex prompts human, legal concerns
Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up
'Thirsty Priests' ale: 'saving souls & satisfying thirsts'
Bishop to Beijing audience: ‘Pope Francis loves China’
Comment is highlighted by gov't-controlled media outlets
Retired Phoenix Bishop O’Brien accused of abuse
O’Brien denies it; resigned in 2003 after hit-and-run case
Knights of Columbus to see significant uniform change
Low-key uniforms will replace capes, hats, maybe swords
U.K.: Estate-museum staff told to wear gay pride badge
As workers protest film that 'outs' the estate's last owner
Pope sends message of courage to Asian Youth Day
Event hosted encounters with Islamic, other sect leaders
Nigeria: Gunmen invade Catholic church, kill 35
Police suspect the massacre is related to drug-cartel feud
Oregon gov to sign bill for free abortions for all
Pro-lifers say extreme pro-abortion bill could backfire
Judge stifles speech at public hearing on N.J. mosque
Arrangement bans citizens from talking of 'Islam, Muslims'
14.5M Christians remain in 9 Middle Eastern countries
Study by CNEWA shows sharp recent & historical declines
Maronite bishops: Need global plan to return refugees
Over a million Syrians fled to Lebanon, a nation of 6.1M
Euthanasia accounts for 4.5% of deaths in Netherlands
Requests are increasing from those not terminally ill
U.K. bishop: Ministry to gays must include chastity
Toal: This is expected of all Catholics who aren't married
U.S. bishops rap proposed legal immigration limits
RAISE Act would cut by half the number accepted each year
Vatican to Venezuela: Suspend constitutional revision
Pope 'closely follows' the situation, urges negotiations
Pontif. Academy to host population control conference
Many slated participants hold questionable ideologies
K of C to send $2M to restore Christian town in Iraq
Help Christians return to homeland on the Nineveh Plain
Two thousand Catholics attend 7th Asian Youth Day
Gather at convention center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Vatican newspaper welcomes Jordanian vote on rape
Abolishes 1960 law letting off rapist via marriage
Mexico: Priest attacked during Mass in cathedral dies
Fr. Machorro, 55, was assaulted in May by psychotic man
Media hype story of nun witnessing at Catholic wedding
CBC airs nun lauding 'opening for women in our milieu'
Australia: Christian leaders unite on assisted suicide
Despite safeguards there's 'risk of error, fraud, coercion'
Doctors Without Borders promotes, provides abortion
MSF has allowed it since 2004, ramped up in 2012, 2017
Clash as Democrats agree to back pro-life candidates
DCCC chairman says there'll not be 'a litmus test' in 2018
Gomez: Guadalupe is true ‘founding event’ of Americas
Archbp.: We in New World 'are all children of Guadalupe'
2.5 million Russians venerated St. Nicholas’ relics
Patriarch thanks Pope for letting relics leave Bari, Italy
Christian woman elected mayor of Iraqi town: a first
Chaldean Catholic Lara Yussif Zara is new mayor of Alqosh
Ottawa: Shock at giant robotic spider on cathedral
Archbishop surprised by negative reaction to art spectacle
Chaput: The future belongs to people with children
Without kids 'there’s no imagination' or 'reason to sacrifice'
Coast Guard commander defies Trump transgender ban
Zukunft risks for 0.00015% of members under his command
India: Archbp. advocates for members of lower castes
Calls for more legislative protection for dalit Christians
Wales: Seminarian group mistaken for bachelor party
Pub initially asked them to leave, then realized error
Quebec cardinal offers funerals for assisted suicides
Lacroix crushes justice with mercy: 'Who are we to judge?'
Analyst: Vatican finance reforms produce few results
Two key figures left, cuing widespread return to old ways
Draft Russian Orthodox catechism defends ecumenism
Critics have warned of dangers posed by the movement
Relics of 7th-C. saint displayed at Durham Cathedral
Cuthbert's relics survived Viking raids, Reformation thugs
Study: Unborn babies can detect different languages
Language development starts with rhythms heard in utero
Bangladesh: Catholic woman named to top gov't post
Dhaka cardinal expresses 'joy' at 'source of inspiration'
Tesla CEO gives warning about demographic implosion
Musk: Depopulation will be 'severe issue' in next decades
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