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Boston Globe launches new catholic news website

“We saw an opportunity to fill a need. There’s a real hunger" - Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory.


Holy Spirit, not theology, is the source of faith: Pope

"You can have five degrees in theology, but not have the Spirit of God. Maybe you'll be a great theologian, but you are not a Christian," Pontiff warns.


Pope and Patriarch call for greater care for creation

"Safeguard the life and health of people by respecting the environment and nature” - Pontiff.


Pope meets with Gaza parish priest

"Everyone is thanking God that a durable ceasefire agreement has been reached."


Catholic legislators play vital role: Cardinal Parolin

“As shapers of policy your role is ... to be ‘a leaven in the world’ in favour of the family, local community and your respective nations."


Call to divest Vatican Bank of fossil fuel investments

Global climate campaign 350.org petitions Pope Francis.


Archbishop urges participation in Rosary initiative

Rosary Sunday (5 October) coincides with the ‘Day for Life 2014’ and the 60th anniversary of the Rosary Rally.


Pope pays tribute to Albert Reynolds’ peace efforts

Pontiff recalls "with gratitude" late Taoiseach’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Ireland.


Pope prays in solidarity with suffering Ukrainians

Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church warns of religious discrimination in annexed Crimea and the eastern war zone.


Pope sends message to Rimini faith meeting

Theme of this year’s Meeting for Friendship among Peoples: ‘To the Ends of the Earth and of Existence. Destiny Has Not Left Man Alone.’


Pope consoles family of slain US journalist

It is "licit to stop unjust aggressor" Pope tells journalists when asked about Iraq.


Pope focuses on slavery for World Day of Peace

This social plague remains all too real in today’s world Pontiff warns.


Pope grieves for relatives killed in car crash

Two great-nephews aged two and eight months dead, as well as their mother, while Pope's nephew battles for his life.


Pope visits Korean memorial for aborted babies

Pontiff prayed in silence in the symbolic cemetery which is dotted with hundreds of small white crosses.


Make yourselves available for God’s plan: Pope

Pontiff warns that a spiritual desert is robbing young people of hope and even life itself.


Pope speaks in Korea about the quest for peace

Reconciliation and stability needed for lasting peace Pontiff underlines.


Pope and cardinal concerned for Iraq’s Christians

Concrete humanitarian steps needed in order to respond to the desperate situation of Iraqi Christians and all minorities Cardinal Brady warns.


Pope sends personal envoy to northern Iraq

Cardinal Filoni is tasked with bringing the Pope's personal message of solidarity as well as financial aid to Iraq's beleaguered Christians.


Church leaders take stand for threatened people of Iraq

Holy See's permanent observer to the UN says international community beginning to act but in the long run "a dialogue of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity" is needed.


ACP appeal to bishops over vocations crisis

Dominican warns priests' association that they are contributing to the vocations crisis.


Pope warns against excessive use of internet

The poducts of technology should simplify and improve the quality of life "but sometimes take attention away from what is really important.”


Concerns over aspects of Korean papal visit

Columban critical of planned visit to controversial Kkottongnae centre, a care home for 4,000 physically and mentally disabled people.


Pope lifts suspension on Sandinista priest

Fr Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann no longer holds political office and expressed the desire to be able to celebrate the Eucharist again before he dies.


Irish missionaries may be beatified in Korea

Seven Columbans were killed during the early days of the Korean War.


Evangelicals and Catholics drawing closer

There is a recognition that evangelisation exists across all denominations.


Pope to visit Sri Lanka and Philippines

Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.


Pope pleas for peace in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine

Pontiff recalls "senseless slaughter" of First World War on centenary of the outbreak of conflict.


Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.


Have courage “to say no to corruption & lawlessness”

A friend of God is committed to safeguarding life, the environment and nature Pope Francis states in Caserta.


Pope to attend World Meeting of Families in US

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput claims Pontiff has accepted invitation for September 2015 event.

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