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Boko Haram commits massacre in Cameroon church CWN - September 4

Thousands of people fled their homes as the Islamist militant group Boko Haram continued to gain ground in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon. A spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner...

Cardinal George: US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia CWN - September 10

In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has “taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must...

Letter from Pope Francis read at slain journalist’s funeral Mass CWN - August 25

James Foley, the American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and beheaded by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in August 2014, was buried from a New Hampshire parish on...

Oklahoma archdiocese successful in lawsuit to block Black Mass CWN - August 21

A lawyer representing the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has announced victory in a lawsuit brought by the archdiocese to block a Black Mass that had beens scheduled for the city's civic center in...

Papal tribute to St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows CWN - September 15

Pope Francis has paid tribute of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838-1862), an Italian Passionist who was canonized in 1920. In a letter on the upcoming consecration of a new church at the...

Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese CWN - August 29

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, who has been named Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, after almost six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said that he sought the...

Italian bishops' leader says Church should welcome 'unconventional couples' to sacraments CWN - August 27

The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference has said that the Church must make efforts to welcome “unconventional couples.” "Couples in irregular matrimonial situations are also...

Tortured to death, Iraqi Christian hailed as martyr CWN - September 2

A Christian man has died under torture in northern Iraq after refusing to renounce his faith, the AsiaNews service reports. Salem Matti Kourki, a resident of the town of Bartala, in the Nineveh...

Gay group will march in NY St. Patrick's day parade; Cardinal Dolan gives OK CWN - September 3

A homosexual activist group will march in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade next year, with the tacit approval of Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Organizers of the parade announced on September 3 that...

Libya: Catholics are ‘trapped and helpless’ in Tripoli, says priest CWN - September 10

Catholics in Tripoli, Libya’s capital, fear they will be kidnapped if they leave their homes, according to the vicar of the city’s Franciscan community. Three years after NATO intervention helped...

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