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By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Observers told the Synod of Bishops on the family to discourage Christian women from marrying Muslim men, urge priests not to tell women to return to abusive husbands, share the truth of church teaching about marriage, and embrace single mothers

Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS — More than 100 religious leaders across the state of Louisiana filed an amicus brief Oct. 19 with the Louisiana Supreme Court in hopes of sparing the life of a convicted murderer. The religious leaders who signed the brief “have a substantial interest in ensuring

Staff Report Pope Francis’ visit to the United States is over but the Food for All: Be Multiplied campaign to welcome him has two more events taking place this week. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Reverend David Beckmann, the president of Bread for the World, will speak at Queen of the

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service While church doctrine must stay unchanged, an Australian archbishop expressed his hope that the Synod of Bishops will the lead the church to a genuine pastoral approach using a new language of mercy toward families, particularly those in difficult situations. Speaking at a

By Elise Harris CNA/EWTN News On Sunday Pope Francis canonized four new saints, whose greatest legacy he said was their tireless imitation of Jesus in humble service to others, which is something each of us are asked to emulate. “The men and women canonized today unfailingly served their brothers and

CNA/EWTN News After years of both direct and indirect remarks on the subject, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx issued his most direct statement yet in favor of offering Communion to the divorced-and-remarried. In an Oct. 14 address to his fellow bishops from around the world, gathered at the Synod in Rome, he said

By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph Priests in poor parts of India, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Haiti and many other nations are able to say Mass and administer the sacraments thanks in part to the operation inside the basement of a Hamilton home. The common thread between the two is

Staff Report The major relics of St. Maria Goretti are on a “Pilgrimage of Mercy” to the United States, an effort on the part of the Holy See to prepare and catechize the U.S. for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that begins Dec. 8. The relics will stop near Cincinnati

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich told reporters that something his mother once said might give the Synod of Bishops a way to balance the need to affirm church teaching while reaching out to those who are struggling. The archbishop said Oct.

Staff Report Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr will speak at at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at The James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in the Cintas Center at Xavier University, to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate: The Declaration on Relations of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.