Woman Appointed Chancellor in Diocese of Orange

pia de solenniPia de Solenni, SThD, a gifted theologian, author and expert on bioethics and the new feminism, has been appointed to serve as Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, a post which is the highest office available to a lay person within the Catholic Church.

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Are There Any Catholics in North Korea?

Changchung Cathedral, Pyongyang, North Korea

Changchung Cathedral, Pyongyang, North Korea

Although it’s difficult to know if any Catholics are living in North Korea today, a Korean priest says that even after a long period of persecution in the world’s most oppressive regime, there are still about 10,000 people in North Korea “who will remember in their hearts their Catholic faith.”

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US Bishops Denounce Charlottesville Violence

31535457_sThe U.S. Conference of Bishops is vigorously condemning the violent protests that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that left three dead and injured at least 19, and are asking the faithful to pray for an end to the evil ideologies that brought about the carnage.

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PA Bridal Shop Under Fire for Religious Beliefs

ww bridalCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The same sad but tired story of same-sex couples trying to force the faithful to accept their lifestyle choices is playing out once again, this time with a Christian-owned bridal shop in Pennsylvania that refused to sell bridal gowns to a same-sex couple.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Comes to Iraq

19009789 - a detail of a statue of our lady of lourdes in floriana, maltaWhen ISIS overtook Iraqi cities at the peak of its jihadi fury, it was their custom to remove or destroy statues of Jesus and Mary in their wake; however, this absence of sacred symbols will soon be just a memory for Christians in several Iraqi cities as 15 new statues of Our Lady of Lourdes are now being installed.

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Bishop Paprocki Boldly Rebuts His Detractors

11810605_sEver since he issued internal communication to the clergy and staff of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois on same-sex marriage and related pastoral issues, Bishop Thomas Paprocki has been under fire for allegedly attacking the LGBT population; however, he’s not about to give in to LGBT bullies and their allies and has published a brilliant defense of the Church’s teaching upon which it was based.

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Study: Man In Shroud of Turin Suffered Violent Death

30436510 - detail of a copy of the holy shroud of turin, italyA new study of the Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth that many believe was wrapped around Jesus’ body after the crucifixion, has found particles indicating the man in the shroud was tortured and died violently.

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Pope Intervenes for Parents of Charlie Gard

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In a statement released today, Pope Francis is asking that the desire of the parents of 10 month-old Charlie Gard, who is dying of a rare disease, ans who wish to take him home to die, be permitted to care for their child as they wish until the natural end of his life.

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