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STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. – Does Pope Francis have a position on the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

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VATICAN CITY – Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church.

Atlanta Archbishop: Racism is a disease that must be cured

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The U.S. national election brought many issues that the Roman Catholic Church has to face. Below, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the former chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities, addresses the racism that came to the forefront in this U.S. political cycle.

Cardinal Dolan: What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

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The U.S. national election brought many issues to the surface that are important for both the Roman Catholic Church and the new Trump administration. Below, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, offers his take on what needs to happen on the political front.

Fidel Castro, Jesuit-influenced Marxist revolutionary

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Fidel Castro, the Marxist revolutionary who ruled the Western Hemisphere’s only Communist state, acknowledged later in life that he was deeply influenced by Catholic teaching and welcomed a succession of popes to Cuba.

What do you say to a homeless person? Advice from Catholic urban missionaries

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DENVER – It’s a common sight at a city intersection. A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry. Please Give. Anything Helps.”

Recent polls point to Canadians demanding better palliative care

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If there’s anything that unites Canadians, it’s their overwhelming support for something very few of us have.

Parish thankful after natural gas explosion damaged church and other buildings

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CANTON, Ill. – A deadly natural gas explosion that rocked the downtown square of Canton Nov. 16 also temporarily knocked the faith community of St. Mary Parish out of their damaged church, located just a block east of the blast site.

Why I’m leaving Trump’s America

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Minneapolis, MN – To our soon-to-be-compatriots: thank you for making Canada a destination of hope.

Henry Ripplinger's 'Angels' bring best-selling ‘miracle’

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REGINA – Somewhere along the path to writing a self-help book, Henry Ripplinger found himself meandering down a different trail only to emerge as a best-selling  Catholic novelist.

Mother Teresa of Africa sews hope for war-ravaged children

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Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe firmly believes that a woman’s most valuable asset is her resilience.