Catholic leader in Egypt says army is fighting terrorism

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are “not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.” In an Aug. 18 statement, the patriarch said the country’s […]

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Top 10 parables of faith on screen

Photo Caption: The 2008 film “Henry Poole is Here” is one of 10 movies selected by CNS’ John Mulderig for exploring the theme of faith in “an accomplished and illuminating manner.” By: By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Since the advent of cinema in the late 1800s, faith has been treated […]

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Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate

Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate By Catholic News Service OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City July 19 granted a temporary injunction to the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, saying it would not have to comply with the federal health care law mandating that employers provide coverage of contraceptives […]

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Pope clears sainthood path for John Paul II, John XXIII

Photo Caption: Blessed John Paul II is pictured at the start of his 1987 trip to the United States; at right, a painting of Blessed John XXIII, the pope who convened the Second Vatican Council. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis signed a decree clearing the way for […]

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Faith is light of human life, says pope in his first encyclical

Photo Caption: Pope Francis, right, embraces retired Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in the Vatican gardens July 5. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), is a celebration of Christian faith as the guiding light of a “successful and […]

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Catholics urged to speak truth ‘with love’ on religious freedom

Photo Caption: A woman wearing patriotic clothing prays during the Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington July 4. By: By Mark Zimmerman, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people of faith and as Americans, the nation’s Catholics should kneel in prayer and […]

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Father Greeley, sociologist, best-selling author, dies

Photo Caption: Father Andrew Greeley, American sociologist and prolific best-selling author, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85, and is pictured in a 2003 file photo. By: By Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died late […]

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