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This female nuclear physicist just created a fertility app

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 16, 2017--Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility app to have been internationally certified as an effective means of avoiding pregnancy. While the Catholic Church...

Christian groups divided over ‘safe zones’ for Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON D.C., Feb 11, 2017--After President Donald Trump pushed for the creation of safe zones for refugees in the Middle East, advocates and humanitarian aid groups are divided over whether the policy will work. “We think it’s within the United States’ national...

Bishops reaffirm support for refugees as judges scrutinize Trump policy

WASHINGTON D.C., Feb 10, 2017--The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order on refugee resettlement and travel bans targeting Muslim countries. “We respect the rule of law and...

Bishop says the Christian influence in Jordan is still strong

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb 10, 2017--Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small minority in Jordan, through the Catholic schools, hospitals and charities their presence is strongly felt...

Portland responds with love after Latino Catholics harassed during Mass

Portland, Ore., Feb 9, 2017--A week after Hispanic Catholics experienced racial harassment and taunts from a group of men during a Spanish Mass, the local community in Portland, Oregon sprang into action to show their support for the churchgoers. Despite the chill and...

A Swiss bishop publishes 9 points on ‘Amoris laetitia’

CHUR, Switzerland, Feb 3, 2017--Referring extensively to Pope Francis' writing in Amoris laetitia, a Swiss bishop on Thursday gave direction on how to implement the exhortation, emphasizing respect for the sanctity of the marriage bond. “The task of pastoral care is...

Nigerian bishop: Evangelize through family, social media

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb 2, 2017--For one Catholic bishop in Nigeria, social media and family life are two keys for evangelization and sharing the values of the Catholic Church. “We need to invent new means of forming people’s consciences. We need to form new means of...

The story of a father who runs marathons with his disabled son

MADRID, Spain, Feb 2, 2017--Most fathers like to share their hobbies with their sons. But for José Manuel this proved a challenge – given that his fourth child Pablo suffers from a severe form of cerebral palsy. Despite this, however, José Manuel had idea. “I don't...

Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

WASHINGTON D.C., Feb 1, 2017--The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology. “In seeking...

Nigerian bishop: Evangelize through family, social media

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb 1, 2017--For one Catholic bishop in Nigeria, social media and family life are two keys for evangelization and sharing the values of the Catholic Church. “We need to invent new means of forming people’s consciences. We need to form new means of...

Newark auxiliary bishop assaulted during Mass

NEWARK, N.J., Jan 29, 2017--What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary bishop was assaulted at the Newark cathedral Saturday. Newark Auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz was offering the opening...

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