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By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Study after study has confirmed that those who are involved in religion and those who are married are healthier, physically and mentally happier and live longer than those who are not. “The health benefits of marriage are so strong that a

CNA/EWTN News Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the procedure while maintaining the indissolubility of marriage, the Holy See Press Office announced Saturday. According to Vatican Radio, the decision was made on Aug. 2 of this year

By Kevin Jones CNA/EWTN News  Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice.

Cardinal Seán O'Malley and Cardinal Marc Oullet are seen at the Ecclesia in America Conference Dec 12, 2012. Cardinal O'Malley has spoken out about federal funding for abortion in the new healthcare law. (CNA Photo/Alan Holdren)
By Adelaide Mena & Matt Hadro Catholic News Agency  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee has renewed a call for Congressional action after a new report verified the bishops’ repeated warnings of taxpayer-funded abortion in the Affordable Care Act. “This report confirms the U.S. bishops’

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divorced

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — More than a dozen religious bodies, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, argued in a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission that the Internet must remain available to all without “fast lanes” and other devices meant to speed up traffic

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service  NEW YORK — Peace is never achieved once and for all, but is the fruit of a daily quest for greater justice and respect for one another, the new papal nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 15. For believers, it is not merely

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service  NEW YORK — Religious liberty is under aggressive assault on many fronts in a culture increasingly insensitive to rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution, according to speakers at a Sept. 15 forum in New York.

 Catholic News Agency ROME — The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.