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By Kerri Lenartowick Catholic News Agency More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.

Pope Francis, still wearing a yellow pin commemorating the victims of last April’s ferry disaster, walks down the aisle to answer questions from journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Rome Aug. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PLANE Aug. 18, 2014.
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. Visiting both Cuba and the United

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS)— Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. It has implications for “hundreds, if not thousands” of laws at all

CNA/EWTN News The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the continued use of a drug that has been accused of causing excruciating pain in several controversial state executions. The 5-4 ruling in Glossip v. Gross was announced June 29. Lawyers for three death-row inmates in Oklahoma had argued before

By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Here is a sampling of reaction to the June 26 Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide: “Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is a truth that predates courts and constitutions. This understanding transcends cultures, religions and

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  — Lisa Sharon Harper, director of organizing for the Sojourners community in Washington, defined “America’s original sin” as “racial hierarchy” at a June 15 conference on solidarity and faith issues in the nation’s capital. Two days later, that sin reappeared in a shocking

Press Release USCCB WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S.

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  — In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe said “in a million years” she never thought she would be a religious sister. But she was so impressed with the work of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, dubbed the “running nuns” for their efforts

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru  — When Pope Francis lands in Ecuador July 5, he will be returning to a country where he has long-standing bonds of ministry and friendship. He will celebrate one such bond the next day, lunching with 90-year-old Father Francisco Cortes, known as