Australian gov't mulls anti-foreign influence bill
Priests, nuns would register as foreign agents for Vatican?
U. of St. Thomas in Houston builds Catholic identity
Prez: Improve via 'fidelity to the magisterium' of Church
Ukrainian prelate says nation's conflict is worsening
Has qualms about 2016 Joint Declaration by Pope, Kirill
U.K. sees recent rise in marriage annulment requests
Following the introduction of reforms ordered by Pope
Actor Jim Caviezel confirms he'll again play Jesus
'Passion' sequel will 'be the biggest film in history'
Ireland will hold referendum on abortion in 4 months
To repeal 8th Amendment, allow parliament to legislate it
Pope stresses importance of good Mass lectors
Prepared reader creates 'climate of receptive silence'
Boston Globe writer: Lauded gay film normalizes abuse
'Call Me by Your Name' glorifies 'exploitative' situation
Cdl. Zen sees rift between Pope, Vatican men in China
Pope told advisors 'not to create another Mindszenty case'
Vatican denies rift between Pope, his China advisors
He's 'in constant contact' with his men on China issues
1,393 Catholic school closings/mergers, 2007-2017
Enrollment declined by 19%, to under 1.9 million students
Archbp. Scicluna to investigate Bp. Barros accusations
Chile: New information was 'recently received' in case
TFP blocks Fr. James Martin speech gig at N.J. parish
Lay group calls pro-LGBT priest 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
Czech Republic: Populist president wins re-election
Zeman ran primarily on anti-mass-migration platform
Cardinal Zen: Vatican is ‘selling out’ Church in China
He reveals details of Jan. 12 private audience with Pope
Dutch cardinal: Pope must clarify on Amoris Laetitia
Wim Eijk: Just say marriage is 'one and unbreakable'
Pope's document revamps ecclesiastical universities
'Need to acknowledge the changed social-cultural context'
Lincoln bishop on vocations: 'Success breeds success'
Bastion of orthodoxy has had '40+ years of good bishops'
Small town in Japan doubles fertility rate since 2005
Local government increased incentives to have babies
Ottawa archbishop to PM Trudeau: You are ‘confused’
'Logically impossible' to be Catholic and pro-abortion
U.S. Senate set to vote on post-20-week abortion ban
In similar 2015 vote, three Republican senators sold out
Nun: Israel pays Rwanda to take African immigrants
Eritrean Comboni sister raps faulty Netanyahu policy
Pope Francis presides over ecumenical vespers service
Joined by representatives of Orthodox, Anglican churches
Portuguese diocese okays Communion for remarried
Document suggests six-month period of guided discernment
Canada bishops join rabbis, imams over rel. liberty
Urge gov't to change harmful summer-job program rule
Gov. Brownback confirmed as rel. freedom ambassador
After Senate foot-dragging; heads State Department office
Indonesian president addresses Catholic univ. students
Muslim Widodo: Be 'united in the diversity of Indonesia'
German bishops honor organization complicit in killing
Handing out counseling certificates opens way to abortion
Calif. Turpin case sparks talk of homeschool oversight
Group recommends mandatory annual doctors’ visits, tests
Pope: 'Reject every compromise' regarding sex abuse
But 'trust in God, who purifies and renews his ministers'
German bishops decide against changing ‘Our Father’
To maintain unity with other Christian denominations
Congo's Cardinal Monsengwo decries gov't violence
Outspoken prelate: 'Are we now living in an open prison?'
Cecile Richards reportedly stepping down from PP
During her tenure, federal funding increased by $200M
Bp. Barron, Wm. Lane Craig conduct Cath-Prot dialogue
Both express opposition to 'dumbed-down' Christianity
German journalist: 'I no longer feel safe' here
Migration has shifted discourse 'into the medieval past'
Nancy Pelosi to judge 'drag queen' reality TV show
'To show solidarity,' though she calls herself 'Catholic'
Report: 57% of U.S. doctors support assisted suicide
Physicians say PAS exacts 'large emotional toll' from them
10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017
N. Korea, Eritrea, Burundi, Sudan, CAR, DRC, Mali, etc.
Vatican newspaper decries violence against women
Highlights the killing of women in S. American societies
Pope tells Davos: Support family and human dignity
Reject throwaway culture and mentality of indifference
Belgian deacon/nurse is on trial for killing ten
Accused of murdering his mother, father-in-law, others
Bishops ask U.S. gov’t to ‘fully fund’ PP grantor
The Global Fund provides large grants to PP affiliates
Pope says serpent's temptation was 'first fake news'
Document, Journalism for Peace, addresses social media
Afghan in German court for killing Christian convert
Asylum seeker accused of stabbing compatriot woman
Vatican prefect: Discuss ordination of married men
Older men of proven virtue, for isolated communities
China: Vatican asks underground bishops to yield?
Part of 'Sinicizing' the Church, following lead of Party
Pope apologizes to abuse victims but backs bishop
Hints of return of Commission for Protection of Minors
Thousands attend fourth OneLife march in Los Angeles
Concludes with Mass at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Paris March for Life draws 40,000 despite heavy rain
This year's March also emphasized end-of-life issues
Medical ethicist resigns from euthanasia committee
Netherlands allows killing non-consent dementia patients
Cardinal: Pope's words 'were a source of great pain'
O'Malley: Can't tell abuse victims 'prove your claims'
1.3 million people attend papal Mass in Lima, Peru
Concelebrants include Cdl. O’Malley, who criticized Pope
U.K.: Government-wide drive to tackle loneliness
Aims for ideas, funding for 'communities to come together'
U.K. Ordinariate takes over a parish in Manchester
90 clergy now serve 50 ordinariate groups across Britain
U.S. House passes protections for abortion survivors
Requires physicians, clinics to provide proper treatment
Full text: Pres. Trump’s speech to March for Life
America's extreme abortion law 'is wrong. It has to change'
Trump nixes Obama warning to states that defund PP
But federal courts interpret federal law differently
Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel
One of last remaining obscure parts names festival
Pope's 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims
'No proof' that abuse was covered up by Bishop Barros
HHS department created to protect religious freedom
To enforce existing laws on conscience, religious rights
Arkansas bishop protests local pro-life march speaker
AG opposed his appeals for clemency for death-row inmates
Hawaii missile scare filled church, confession line
Faithful from local parishes report #MissileConversions
German bishops give $6.4M to Church in north, east EU
Priest: 'Fast growing Church' up there is materially poor
Study: Catholics prefer ritual and consistency at Mass
New hymns, responsorial psalm are particularly unpopular
D.C. Marchers to see president on live-stream video
Pavone: Pro-life movement stronger than ever under Trump
Family describe Bp. Athanasius Schneider's upbringing
Learned his love for Truth while living under Soviet rule
Cdl. Koch: Christians should 'convert to ecumenism'
Must end 'the deplorable spectacle' of Church's division
Austrian diocese: Catholics, Prots exchange pulpits
Ecumenical event for World Week of Prayer for Unity
Belgian doc: Palliative caregivers repulsed by PAS
Nurses reduced to prepping patients for lethal injection
Two Venezuelan bishops accused of 'hate crimes'
For homilies that called for end of hunger, corruption
Yemen: Over 8 million are on verge of starvation
Saudi-led coalition began blockade of all ports in Nov.
Sex-change treatment for minors is new PP service
PP is big supplier of transgender care, paid by Medicaid
Quebec: Feminists pitted against transgender cause
Trans-man leading women's group leads to liberal squabble
UMass Amherst: Free speech allowed for 1 hr, at lunch
Student group files lawsuit against school over policy
CARA: 24% of U.S. Catholic women attend weekly Mass
30% go to Confession at least once/year; 3% go monthly
Francis meets survivors of clerical abuse in Chile
'No one else was present: only the Pope and the victims'
10,000 petition Cdl. Sarah over organ in St. Peter’s
New digital one is 'inadequate' but pipe organ has problems
Eritrean gov't closes Catholic seminary, health clinics
Also cracks down on Orthodox Church, Muslim institutions
St. Mary in Alexandria, VA, is decreed a minor basilica
Parish was founded in 1795; church was dedicated in 1827
Flood of LGBT political candidates across U.S. in 2018
48 have already announced run for various offices in Texas
Trump Admin. cuts $65M from Palestinian aid programs
Tells UN agency to undertake 'fundamental re-examination'
Internat'l court orders 16 countries to ignore laws
Minor inquiry leads to judicial tyranny on gay marriage
'Unprecedented degree' of hostility to Pope in Chile
Resentment after abuse cover-up, indigenous discontent
Priest: 'Sustainability' is theme of Pope's Chile visit
Aim for environmental, economic, social sustainability
Caritas: Post-quake Haiti has seen no true development
8 years later, still fighting corruption, lacking basic rights
Vatican explains medal for Dutch pro-abortion politician
Mere 'diplomatic practice, not an endorsement of her views'
U.K. poll: 20 per cent of non-religious people pray
42% of Catholics, 86% of Evangelicals report prayer habit
Univ. drops researcher who signed 'filial correction'
At Catholic Univ. of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy
Fla. lawmakers mull mandatory ‘marriage prep’ guide
Reading it would be prerequisite for marriage license
Three churches bombed ahead of papal visit to Chile
Note to Pope says next bomb will be 'in your cassock'
Pope knew choice of Chilean bishop would cause furor
Revelation of confidential letter poses serious PR problem
Belgian Church: Law 'abused' to 'kill without consent’
Says gov't has failed to investigate a single abuse case
Dutch abortion activist receives pontifical honor
She also got Machiavelli Prize for 'safe abortion' fund
DR Congo: Police open fire to disperse cathedral crowd
After Mass by Cardinal Monsengwo, a critic of the president
Georgetown approves LGBT-centric campus housing
University claims the move is based on 'Jesuit values'
Seifert raps Vatican’s pro-contraception theologian
Says Fr. Chiodi must revoke his 'grave errors' or resign
Cardinal Tobin toes secular line on hot-button issues
'No reason why the pope couldn’t name a woman cardinal'
Six kidnapped sisters are liberated in Nigeria
Freed during police operation, but captors escape
Canada: 100s of churches, charities protest gov't
Summer Jobs grant application has unjust abortion clause
Rural English diocese boasts 12 seminarians
After not having had any at all for many years
Pope to visit poor, peripheral regions of Chile, Peru
Where environment and indigenous land-rights are issues
Canada: Nursing home accuses abortionist of killing
Says she 'sneaked' into facility and 'killed' a resident
Cardinal Parolin: Amoris Laetitia is 'paradigm shift'
Not a 'matter of structural reforms' but of conversion
Vatican takes over scandal-hit Sodalitium movement
Colombian bishop in charge following abuse allegations
Iraq: First Christmas Mass in Mosul since 2014
Young Muslims helped clean and even re-erect the cross
Poland: Sunday Mass attendance falls slightly, to 37%
While number of baptisms, sacramental marriages rises
Nebraska Gov. Ricketts aims to defund abortion clinics
'Nebraska is pro-life, and its budget should reflect' that
VP of German bishops conf.: Let's bless gay unions
Bode: 'How do we do justice to them, accompany them?'
Apple investors ask for more iPhone parental controls
Average teen spends 4.5 hrs/day on it; 50% feel 'addicted'
Speaker Paul Ryan will headline D.C. March for Life
Also Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
4.5M take part in Black Nazarene procession in Manila
Barefoot journey starts at 5:30 a.m. and lasts 22 hours
Zambian bishops ban 'sign of peace' due to cholera
Gov't bans church services in crowded residential areas
Pope: Pastors who lead double lives wound the church
Those who are detached from God and the people are 'sick'
Peruvian prisoners make 300K rosaries for papal visit
Initiative will help cover expenses borne by local Church
Indiana latest state to consider assisted suicide
As of now six states, plus D.C., have legalized it
Union watchdog reports on donations to lefty groups
Over $1.1B in member dues given to PP, Clintons, CAP, etc.
Cardinal Pell accuser dies before abuse trial begins
Lawyer: Convicting Pell without him is 'more difficult'
Poland: Marches of the Three Kings draw 1.2 million
Event takes place in 660 cities/towns in Poland and abroad
Supreme Court refuses review of Miss. conscience law
Leaves law in effect, shielding religious beliefs, morals
Court strikes down law bullying pro-life care centers
Baltimore tried to force them to post what they don't do
Portuguese town urges kids to smoke at Epiphany
Locals cite tradition, but none know what it symbolizes
FOCUS trains record-breaking crowd at 2018 summit
8,000 includes college students, alumni, seminarians
CDC report: Most high school students are abstinent
African-Americans' rates improve across the board
Pope tells diplomats, Peace depends on right to life
Warns of 'new rights' that clash with traditional morality
New Archbishop of Paris preaches a pro-life message
He practiced medicine from 1979-90, was ordained at 44
Egypt's Copts celebrate Christmas amid tight security
President Sisi attends Mass at the newly built cathedral
Over half of displaced Iraqis have returned to home
3.2 million are home, while 2.6 million are still away
Bishop Schneider cautions on 'insane pope-centrism'
The Pope 'is not above the Word of God, but serves it'
Notre Dame students lobby for Columbus murals to go
Call them ND’s 'version of a Confederate monument'
N.Y. congressman introduces act to ban child-sex dolls
Asian imports seen as compounding pedophile problem
U.S. Mennonites split up over same-sex marriage
Lancaster Mennonite Conf. leaves Mennonite Church USA
Hindu radicals mob Catholic college in central India
900+ threaten to forcibly perform incense ritual there
U.S. places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list
For persecution of Christians, Ahmadi Muslims, Hindus
Monks killed in Algeria to be recognized as martyrs
Story was treated in award-winning film 'Of Gods and Men'
U.S. bishops extend sympathy at death of Mormon head
Leader of 15.8M-member religion was dedicated to poor
Operation Rescue names Trump 2017 'person of year'
Troy Newman: 'Most pro-life president' in modern times
U.S. Catholic layman saves mothers, babies in Myanmar
St. Bryce Missions combats infant, maternal mortality
India: 15.6 million babies were aborted in 2015 alone
Still, pro-aborts aim to raise 20-week gestation limit
Venezuelan cardinal calls for gov't action on hunger
82% of citizens live in poverty, 25% in extreme poverty
Nicaraguan cardinal decries violence against women
Advises women not to marry men who are jealous, violent
Catholics fleeing state discrimination in Bosnia-Herz.
Catholic Croat minority still suffers after 1992-95 war
Finland: Latin news show saved after global outcry
Five-minute 'Nuntii Latini' broadcasts via radio station
Famed missionary Fr. Piero Gheddo dies at age 88
Said apostolates forgot primacy of proclaiming Gospel
FEMA allows religious groups to receive disaster aid
Churches play vital role in recovery, should get funds
SPLC Hate Tracker says '#merrychristmas' is extremist
Also #christmas, #jesus are used by 'far-right' on Twitter
PP: Prenatal care down 75%, contraception down 30%
Yet abortions stay same, and revenues = $1.46B last year
French bishops launch fundraiser to help pay priests
53% of population is Catholic, served by 12,000 priests
Two Italian prelates back Kazakhstan bishops' stance
Archbishops Vigano and Negri affirm traditional teaching
DR Congo: Priests arrested in anti-president protests
Church-led protests suffer 8 deaths and over 120 arrests
Minn. judge: Mediation for clergy abuse settlements
Process involving 400 victims has lasted over two years
Virginia abortuary is now free Catholic health clinic
Many patients are recent immigrants without insurance
Feminist attempts to steal Jesus from Vatican crèche
Shrieks 'God is a woman' as she's apprehended by police
Iran protests fueled by anger at rich clerical elite
Also key: power struggle between hard-liners, reformers
Black market body parts dealer to stand trial in Mich.
Evidence of 4 aborted babes was suppressed until recently
German Church collected record €6B in taxes last year
Despite 2.2 million deregistering from Church since 2000
Egypt: Grand imam condemns attacks on Christians
Calls on Muslims to celebrate Christmas to show solidarity
British Teilhard Ass'n dissolves due to few members
Pope was asked to drop official warning against his works
4 presidents of Catholic colleges earned over $1M
Top earner, Curran of U. of Dayton, led school for 14 yrs
U.S.: Mentally ill more likely to be jailed than treated
Half of counties don’t have a mental health professional
Kazakhstan bishops declare truths of real marriage
Say AL is 'alien' to faith, will spread 'plague of divorce'
Benedict XVI praises the sidelined Cardinal Müller
He 'defended the clear traditions of the faith' at CDF
PP unveils 'My Body, My Choice' plates in Nebraska
Made in response to new 'Choose Life' license plates
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