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Building culture of life happens through daily actions, says cardinal

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Building a culture of life is “essential to who we are” and it “happens through our daily actions, how we treat one another and how we live our lives,” said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities….


Pope names Florida priest auxiliary bishop for Orange, California

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Father Thanh Thai Nguyen, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, to be an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Orange, California. The appointment was announced in Washington Oct. 6 by Msgr. Walter Erbi, charge d’affaires at…



Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee…


Anti-nuclear coalition wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Emphasizing the hope for a nuclear-free world, the Nobel committee announced its decision to award the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The organization, also known by the acronym ICAN, was commended for…


Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will commemorate all those who have died in war by celebrating Mass at an Italian cemetery where thousands of American soldiers killed during World War II are buried. The Vatican announced Oct. 6 that the pope will…



Facebook, Microsoft try to keep up with vast scale of online abuse

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Two giants in the digital world presented some key ways they are trying to keep up with the vast scale and increasing sophistication of the abuse and exploitation of minors online. Representatives from Facebook — the largest social media site in…