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Vatican's Document on the Family:
Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)
is Available - April 2016
National Catholic Register
Why Living Together Is Not God’s Plan for You, Does Morality Depend on Religion, and More!
By Tito Edwards | So You’re in Love! Why “Living Together” Is Not God’s Plan for You – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace Does Morality Depend on Religion? – The Bloggin’ Brother True Poverty of...
Turn Your Frown the Other Way Around
By Marge Fenelon | As I took my seat, I smiled at the woman next to me and said, “Good morning!” Without looking up from her tablet, she scowled. Okay, it was a frown. But, it was a big, unhappy...
7 Groups Offer Resources to Help You Pray Better During Lent
By Susanna Spencer | Lent is almost here, and like many Catholics, I am planning and praying about what I am going to this Lent to do penance for my sins and seek to overcome my sinful tendencies....
Catholic News Service
USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive
By WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The...
Pope, top Curia officials launch new style of 'ad limina' visit
IMAGE: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For decades, the visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican were known for their formality and routine style, but
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
IMAGE: CNS photo/NASA handout via Reuters By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven...
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says
IMAGE: CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said....
South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
IMAGE: CNS photo/Siegfried Modola, Reuters By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- South Sudan's Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives