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Mississippi becomes fourth state to ban dismemberment abortions

JACKSON, Miss. — A new law in Mississippi will prohibit dismemberment abortions, effective July 1. “This law has the power to change how the public...

Sunday Scripture Readings, April 17, 2016

  April 17, Fourth Sunday of Easter             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Acts 13:14, 43-52             Psalm 100:1-3, 5             2) Revelation 7:9, 14b-17             Gospel: John 10:27-30 While leading...

Religious groups back Supreme Court’s idea on contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON — The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal...

Pakistan Catholic officials join plea not to demonize Muslims

KARACHI, Pakistan — Church officials in Pakistan have backed a government plea to the international community not to demonize all Muslims because of acts...

Pope names nuncio to Mexico to be his new representative to...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to Mexico since 2007, to be the new apostolic nuncio to the United...

Sunday Scripture Readings, April 10, 2016

  April 10, Third Sunday of Easter             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41             Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13             2) Revelation 5:11-14             Gospel: John 21:1-19 or...

Nuncio says pope considering First Nations invitation to visit Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario — The apostolic nuncio to Canada said Pope Francis is considering an invitation for a visit, during which many Canadians hope he...

Villanova wins NCAA basketball championship – Updated

PHILADELPHIA — Brush fires were purposely set along pockets of Philadelphia April 4 after Villanova won the NCAA men's basketball championship. They flamed and flickered...

Funeral homily: ‘God was full of surprises when it came to...

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — With Mother Angelica having been essentially bedridden for 15 years following a series of strokes in 2001, staff at the...

Sunday Scripture Readings, April 3, 2016

  April 3, Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday Cycle C. Readings: 1) Acts 5:12-16 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2) Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Jesus is risen! He...

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