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“Pachamama” Statues Retrieved From Tiber May be Displayed Again at Vatican

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00am 10/29/2019 at 11:00am
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Last week, we reported that faithful Catholics threw primitive figurines in the Tiber that were used in a Vatican garden ceremony and placed by an altar in Rome’s Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina. The...

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Amazon Carvings Used During Vatican Gardens Ceremony Tossed Into Tiber by Catholic Faithful

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00am 10/23/2019 at 11:00am
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I recently reported that at the Amazon synod, Pope Francis created a stir by pondering the possibility of married priests.

But that wasn’t the only significant controversy associated with the event.  A video going around shows a m...

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Pope Francis Ponders Dropping Celibacy Requirements for Some Priests

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:00am 10/10/2019 at 9:00am
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During a gathering of South American bishops at the Vatican, Pope Francis urged them to consider dropping celibacy requirements for some priests to address a severe priest shortage in remote areas of the region.

The three-week Synod of Bishops for the Amazon also will address crucial regional topics ranging from protection of...

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Archaeologists Claim They Found the Church of the Apostles in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9:00am 8/5/2019 at 9:00am
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A team of American and Israeli archaeologists claim they found the Church of the Apostles supposedly built over the home of Jesus Christ’s apostles Peter and Andrew. From Fox News:

Experts from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, Israel and Nyack College in New York, have been excavating the...

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Facebook Labels St. Augustine Quote as ‘Hate Speech’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00am 7/17/2019 at 11:00am
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Facebook is going overboard in an attempt to make sure nobody gets their feelings hurt on the platform.

Pro-life activist Domenico Bettinelli claimed that Facebook deleted a quote from St. Augustine because it violated the platform’s Community Standards on hate speech.

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The Resurrection of Notre Dame Cathedral Begins

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:00am 4/17/2019 at 7:00am
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As a practicing Catholic who visited the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in 2015, watching the news reports covering the conflagration, the destruction of its roof, and the collapse of its iconic spire was gut-wrenching.

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Entire Roof, Famous Spire Collapse in Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/15/2019 at 3:00pm
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A fire has broken out at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

People have posted videos and pictures on Twitter of the horrific fire, which people can see from miles away. It seems like the fire continues to grow with every new posted picture.

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Australia’s Cardinal George Pell sentenced to 6 years for molesting two choirboys

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:45pm 3/15/2019 at 5:45pm
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George Pell, an Australian cardinal who was once the third-highest ranking Vatican official, was sentenced to six years in prison for molesting 2 choirboys in 1996.

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Nathan Phillips Attempted to Disrupt Mass at D.C.’s National Shrine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/23/2019 at 1:30pm
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Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported on Tuesday that Phillips led a rally in an attempt to disrupt Mass at DC’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last S...

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Attacked Covington Catholic Students, Defended Hate Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:34am 1/23/2019 at 11:34am
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has only been in Congress for a few weeks, but she has faced backlash day after day for remarks. The latest comes from a tweet that attacked the Covington Catholic students three days after the incident.

She has since deleted the tweet.

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Hawaii Congresswoman Calls Out Fellow Hawaii Senator Hirono For “Fomenting Religious Bigotry” During Judicial Nominee Questioning

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/9/2019 at 5:00pm

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote a scathing op-ed, which was published in The Hill Tuesday, in which she lambasted lawmakers who questioned US district judicial nominee Brian Buescher about his affiliation with the Catholic organization, Knights of Columbus.

While Rep. Gabbard never mentioned Sen. Hirono by name, the only two Senators to have...

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Sister Wendy Beckett, Art Historian and Unlikely TV Star, Dies at 88

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00am 12/27/2018 at 7:00am
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Sister Wendy Beckett, a British nun who wrote books about art and became a television sensation in the 1990s, passed away at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed.

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Pakistani Islamist Party: Judges ‘Deserve Death’ For Freeing Christian Woman Convicted of Blasphemy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:30pm 10/31/2018 at 7:30pm
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Pakistan’s top court acquitted and released Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who faced the death penalty after receiving a conviction over blasphemy.

Now the Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) Party said the judges “deserve death” and want to oust the government under Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Pope Francis’ approval rating plummets in wake of new priest sex abuse scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:00am 10/3/2018 at 11:00am

As a Catholic, I have been following the response of the Catholic Church to the detailed testimony of former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that the Vatican knew about the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by an American cardinal and covered it up.

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Pope Francis holds emergency summit with US bishops amid more allegations of harassment and cover-ups

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/14/2018 at 3:00pm

Pope Francis has just concluded an emergency summit with U.S. bishops over the growing sex abuse crisis and cover-up scandal that has impacted the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of the revelations in by a Pennsylvania grand jury and the details offered in a letter recently published by Archbishop Carlo...

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Is Catholic Church leadership deflecting instead of genuflecting?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:00am 9/4/2018 at 11:00am
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The response to the testimony offered by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C., that accused several senior church officials of complicity in covering up allegations of sexual abuse of minors and young men by former Archbishop of Washington D.C., Theodore McCarrick, has been nothing...

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Archbishop’s shocking letter reveals scandal and priority schism in Catholic Church

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/29/2018 at 1:00pm

A shocking 11-page letter by a former apostolic nuncio (a papal diplomat) to the United States has rocked the Catholic world after it was widely released last week.

The testimony offered by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, accuses several senior...

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