Pope: Bring peace on earth by going to Confession
'Do a good housecleaning of the heart this Christmas'
Cardinal Maradiaga accused of financial wrongdoing
Archbishop reports 'irregularities'; cardinal hasn't replied
USCCB president's statement on passing of Cdl. Law
Prefaced with words to victims: 'If you have been abused...'
Global round-up of journalists killed, detained in 2017
65 killed, 326 detained, 54 held hostage, 2 are missing
49 abortion facilities closed/halted abortions in 2017
Surgical facilities are closing, 'pill mills' hold steady
Pope rues 'chosen sterility' and 'demographic winter'
Says in homily at Vatican, 'The devil wants infertility'
Swarthmore offers course on 'Queering the Bible'
Catalog: 'This class destabilizes long held assumptions'
Pope rips ex-Vatican officials who claim to be ‘martyrs’
See themselves as victims 'rather than reciting a mea culpa'
India: Hindu extremists threaten Christian festivity
Warn that celebrating Christmas is 'act of proselytism'
Indonesian authorities on terror alert over Christmas
20,000 agents deployed in Jakarta from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1
Gregorian chant is growing in popularity among youth
Church Music Association of America teaches, promotes it
CNN hypes new children's book called Santa's Husband
Author claims inspiration from made-up 'war on Christmas'
Milwaukee archbishop: ‘We support’ gay local priest
Priest came out, with approval, during Sun. Mass homily
Trump threatens aid cuts to UN members over Israel
Amb. Haley on special vote: 'The U.S. will be taking names'
Cardinal Law, ex-archbishop of Boston, dies at 86
After resignation, he held post at the Vatican until 2011
Pope credited with helping euthanasia law pass in Italy
Right-to-die activist: Pope respects wishes of sick person
Cold War cardinal, ‘Rosary Priest’ declared venerable
Causes of Cardinal Wyszynski, Father Peyton both advance
Geneva religious leaders issue Reformation statement
'We rely on each other' in our common Christian mission
Indonesia: Christians say no to gov't Christmas event
Suspect ulterior motives of Jakarta's Islamist governor
Univ. of Iowa derecognizes Christian business club
Because of its 'sexual moral conduct' rules for leaders
Tenn. woman gives birth from embryo frozen 24 years
Baby Emma holds all-time record for freeze-to-birth span
U.K.: Anglicans appoint 1st female bishop of London
Mullally was made an auxiliary in 2015, ordained in 2002
Philippines: Duterte aims to introduce gay marriage
Provokes Church; calls traditional morality 'almost passé'
CIA information thwarted Russian cathedral attack
Ten suspects planned suicide bombing in St. Petersburg
Chapman University prof condemns 'centrist privilege'
Mr. Joy: 'Centrism is as vile as right-wing conservatism'
French cities overwhelmed by refugees, say 7 mayors
Big city administrations are 'backed up against the wall'
Vietnamese Catholics serving the poor at Christmas
Priest: 'God’s gifts are love and the sharing of concerns'
Vatican forbids sale of would-be saints’ relics
New norms aim to correct misuse seen in online auctions
India: Priests, seminarians busted for singing carols
Hindu extremists regarded it as a 'conversion activity'
Vatican newspaper highlights new role of funeral Mass
Says they're important occasions for new evangelization
Nazareth mayor cancels all planned Christmas events
Due to Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital
Pakistan: Suicide bomb attack at church kills eight
And 30 wounded at Methodist church early Sunday morn
Net-neutrality repeal threatens free porn industry
Those who control internet access now have more power
Australia child-abuse Commission attacks celibacy
Final report also questions the Seal of the Confessional
USCCB emphasizes need for net-neutrality regulations
FCC vote allows paid prioritization; non-profits suffer
Muslims comprised 4.9% of Europe's population in 2016
Pew predicts, with 'medium' migration level, 11.2% in 2050
N. American Orthodox-Cath. group critiques document
Ecumenists ask, do we still have right to remain divided?
Polish Church launches English-language Twitter acct.
To strengthen its voice amid growing internat'l attention
Church officials assess Catholic hospital mega-merger
Combined Denver + S.F.-based systems would be largest
Univ. of Minn. memo outlines holiday do's and don'ts
Santa, Xmas trees, wrapped gifts, red and green = not good
Belgian bishop to sue latest alleged abuse victim
Vangheluwe, who resigned in 2010, aims to stop 'stories'
Saunders leaves Vatican child protection commission
Vexed that Pope wasn't serious about 'kicking backsides'
U.S. bishops' marriage initiative announces podcast
Presents Church teaching via clever audio storytelling
Founding member of CFRs Fr. Andrew Apostoli dies, 75
Popular TV host was ordained by Archbp. Sheen in 1967
Catholic-majority nation has Muslim prime minister
East Timor bishops are happy with excellent administrator
Pope says 'being good' is not enough. Go to Mass!
All must draw strength 'from the inexhaustible spring'
Ontario enshrines Trans Day of Remembrance in law
Legislators must stand for a moment of silence that day
Pope: Halt ideological colonization of Latin America
Guadalupe feast homily includes fecundity-sterility theme
Massive pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico
Police estimated over 3 million pilgrims as of Monday
Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage after six months
First to restore traditional definition after court ruling
Saudi Crown Prince buys da Vinci painting for $450M
Used intermediary to get much-sought-after 'Salvator Mundi'
Aust.: Christians fear payback for fighting gay marriage
Pastors report 'deluge' of hate mail and Twitter attacks
Public univ. nixes masculine deprogramming project
University of Wisconsin-Madison project quietly fizzles
PP: 'People of Faith Support Birth Control Access'
Hijacking religion in memes meets backlash on social media
Kasper: Controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over
With letter from Pope to bishops of Buenos Aires region
Pro-life leaders accuse Pope, bishops of teaching error
And undermining their movement via statements, actions
U.K. push for letting women take abortion pills at home
Critic: 'It can be brutal' for mother seeing process happen
Judge orders military to accept ‘transgender’ recruits
Trump admin. must comply by 1/1 with 2016 Obama policy
Archbishop challenges Malawi’s leaders on abortion law
Outsiders meddle due to extreme poverty, high birth rate
Saudi Arabia to open first public cinemas in early 2018
Part of Crown Prince's touted liberalization of country
Harvard student publicly confesses to discussing gals
Snowflake op-ed tells, 'Yes, I discussed which girls were hot'
Papal envoy backtracks on Medjugorje trip comments
Pilgrimages should be spiritual, not focused on apparitions
New Polish PM: My dream is to 're-Christianize the EU'
Says his 'proud nation' won't submit to EU's 'blackmail'
Mexican diocese plans Christmas Masses around risks
Due to violence, increase of crime during shopping season
Officials offer mixed assessment of Holy See finance
See only limited progress in combatting money laundering
DR Congo: 1.7 million have fled their homes in 2017
Is equal to Syria, Iraq, and Yemen in its humanitarian need
New Engl. Journal of Med.: Birth control cancer risk
10 years on Pill increases risk of breast cancer by 38%
Calif.: Two baby-parts sellers are forced to close down
Part of settlement with Orange County District Attorney
Filipino bishop denounces killing after priest's murder
His death is 'a crime that shouts to heaven for justice'
Official pilgrimages to Medjugorje are now permitted
Papal envoy: Dioceses, institutions can plan pilgrimages
Pope urges change in Italian Lord’s Prayer translation
Rendered same way as in English, implying another change
Australian parliament legalizes same-sex marriage
No religious-liberty or parental-rights protections
Pope receives leaders of World Lutheran Foundation
'We can no longer refuse to seek, foster greater communion'
U.S. Dept. of Justice investigates PP's baby-parts biz
Congressional investigations have found PP broke the law
Jerusalem's Christian leaders decry Trump decision
Will 'yield increased hatred, conflict, violence, suffering'
Canada may expand euthanasia to teens, mentally ill
Current 17-month-old plan was praised as model of restraint
Kidnapped twice, missionary priest returns to Nigeria
'The way Mary undid the plans of the devil is very evident'
Pope Francis urges young people to study Latin
Praises 'rich heritage,' study of early Church writings
Archbp. Michel Aupetit is named Archbishop of Paris
Cdl. Carlos Aguiar Retes is new Archbishop of Mexico City
Austrian court legalizes same-sex marriage, in 2019
Two leading parties are pro-marriage and oppose the ruling
Colo. PP sells ornaments made from birth control cases
Turns celebration of a Baby into fundraiser for abortion
Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
It has never been recognized as such in modern times
Pope urges Trump to respect ‘status quo’ in Jerusalem
Urges 'prudence'; says city has 'special vocation to peace'
‘Dictator Pope’ Kindle book causes hubbub in Rome
Published under pseudonym, discusses Francis's behavior
Supreme Court weighs Colorado Christian baker's case
Court appears closely divided, with pivotal Kennedy vote
Philippines: 4 gunmen kill priest in targeted execution
To silence opponent of Duterte's extrajudicial executions
L.A.: Huge Marian procession ahead of Guadalupe feast
30,000 walked on Sunday morning; an 86-year-old tradition
Relic of St. Francis Xavier's severed arm to tour Canada
Initiative of university group Catholic Christian Outreach
Pope elevates status of his letter to Argentine bishops
Publishes it at Vatican as part of Acta Apostolicae Sedis
EU Parliament holds hearing on Christian persecution
A first; report elicits interest of ignorant politicians
Missionary sister discusses plague in Madagascar
2,348 confirmed, probable, suspected cases in Aug.-Nov.
Croatian archbp. raps ‘politicized’ UN war crimes trial
After jailed Croat general committed suicide in court
Priest arrested for engaging women at D.C. abortion mill
Imbarrato and two others gave red roses to those waiting
Archbp. to UN: Christians are critical to Iraq’s future
Are a 'key partner for the future of pluralism in Iraq'
NYC's abortion ratio: 575 abortions/1,000 live births
Florida a distant 2nd, with ratio of 328 per 1,000 births
Pope outlines vision of vocational ministry to youth
Discusses 3 convictions, 3 challenges, 7 traits of same
Britons ‘more likely to trust weathermen than priests’
Top of survey: Nurses, docs, teachers, profs, scientists
Study: Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe cuts stress
U. of Alabama researcher finds Mary is true Mother to some
Pittsburgh priest floats dispensation from Dec. 24 Mass
Diocese tells pastor of 'flaw' in idea; he rescinds offer
Pope begs forgiveness for suffering of Rohingya
On behalf of persecutors and for 'the world's indifference'
Pope: We’ve now reached an ethical limit on nukes
'To save humanity, is it not necessary to go backward?'
Noonan in WSJ: Contraception enables sex abusers
Separate sex from babies and men will objectify others
Senior Vatican bank official ‘sacked and escorted out'
Italian media say another employee may have gone too
Bangladesh: Pope ordains 16 men to the priesthood
Thanks crowd of 100,000 for 'generosity' in travelling far
Russian Orthodox official raps pan-Orthodox council
1/3 of Orthodox churches, incl. Russian, didn't participate
Russia rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea
Says U.S. tries to provoke Kim into 'flying off the handle'
Cruz and Rubio demand justice for Air Force colonel
Bohannon fired for not signing endorsement of gay marriage
Protestant pastor to 'Christmas Ride' on D.C. transit
Will protest on buses, carrying archdiocese's banned image
Bronx profs teach Western Civ at community college
Bring Columbia U.’s 100-year-old core curriculum to Hostos
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