Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years

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‘Amoris Laetitia,’ the Holy Spirit and the Synod of Surprises

NEWS ANALYSIS: In 2014, Pope Francis unleashed a synodal process that, quite unexpectedly, has served to put a leash on the Pope’s own intentions when he initiated the process.

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FDA Draws Fire Over New Abortion Pill Regimen

The move from the Obama administration comes at a time when the abortion industry is facing pressure from state laws, and sees the market moving toward ‘medication abortions.’

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‘Amoris Laetitia’: A Tale of Two Documents

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis’ more than 250-page text on the family deals beautifully and decisively on threats to marriage and hesitantly and ambivalently on putting Church teaching into practice.

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Pope on Life in Apostolic Exhortation: ‘Each Child Has Place in God’s Heart’

‘The family is the setting in which a new life is not only born but also welcomed as a gift of God,’ Francis states in post-synod document.

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Pope’s Family Document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Tackles Complex Pastoral Challenges

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Big Money and Homosexual Lobby Team Up Against State Religious Liberty Bills

Religious liberty advocates say corporate leaders and LGBT lobbyists are engaging in economic ‘bullying.’

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Pope Francis Says Christ’s Love is Open to All — That’s Why We Go to Confession

The Holy Father pointed out that when Jesus revealed himself to the world, he went to the Jordan river ‘and got in line with sinners.’

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Catholic Ballerina Dances With Added Purpose in ‘High Strung’

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Cardinal Dolan Visiting Iraq to Show Support for Displaced Christians

The visit will assert “the Christian commitment” to supporting all those who have been wounded by ISIS including Christians, Muslims and Yazidis.

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The Blessing of a Lifetime: Five-Year-Old Girl Going Blind Meets Pope Francis

The little girl’s ‘visual bucket list’ included catching butterflies, flying kites, and meeting the Holy Father, whom she calls ‘the big buy in the white hat.’

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