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People wave banners during demonstration against France's planned legalization of same-sex marriage in Paris
By Catholic News Service  A glance around the nation and world in Catholic news. Marriage is not for government to ‘define or redefine,’ says bishop WILMINGTON, Del. (CNS) — Marriage “is a unique relationship between a man and a woman” and it’s not the government’s place to “define or redefine”

Boston Marathon runner leaves flowers on doorstep of home of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in blast
By Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis responded to the bombings in Boston by invoking peace for the souls of the departed, consolation for the suffering and strength for emergency and medical personnel. In a message sent to Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

LCWR PRESIDENTS STAND TOGETHER DURING CLOSING MASS OF ASSEMBLY IN ST. LOUIS
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican’s call for reform of the U.S.-based Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the U.S.-based nuns’ group that he had “recently discussed the

Pope Francis embraces emeritus Pope Benedict XVI at papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo
Staff Report UPDATE: The Vatican denied Wednesday that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sufferers from any serious illness other than the problems associated with old age. A Newsmax report claims that Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied reports in a Spanish newspaper that the former pope was facing any specific illness.

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the importance of responding decisively to the problem of the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy and called on the Vatican office dealing with suspected cases to continue carrying out its mandate. During an

A man holds Brazil's flag as he and other Brazilians cheer during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Feb. 2, 2011) See POPE-AUDIENCE Feb. 2, 2011.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program. Like earlier editions of World Youth Day, the July celebration in

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday chrism Mass at Vatican
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, click here. By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close to the

Question of Faith is a Q&A column by Father Earl Fernandes A reader asks: Dear Father: “Will the new Pope make changes in Church teaching because he’s a Jesuit and Jesuits tend to be more liberal? Will I have to take three steps to the left?” Dear reader: Catholics should give

“The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.” Just about any baseball fan or English major is familiar with those famous lines from the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem Casey at the Bat. The poem resonated

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Now that you may have the Buffalo Springfield song in your head, in a world where we see so much change daily, there’s something happening. This is the Year of Faith, of a New Evangelization, a new Holy Father. One