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Nuns on the Bus 21-state tour stirs support for ‘responsible programs’

Franciscan Sister Janice Cebula isn't one to turn down a chance to learn and be inspired.

Pennsylvania order asks Supreme Court to uphold its religious rights

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether their religious freedom rights were violated by the construction and pending use of a natural gas pipeline through its land.

Indian priest, witness against bishop accused of rape, found dead

A Catholic priest considered a prime witness against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead, with his family suspecting foul play. However, local medical staff said he had a series of health problems.

Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God's love and the Church's welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.

Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

Jesus shows Christians the rule they must live by: that they are there to serve, not be served, Pope Francis said.

Neutral stand on assisted suicide by physicians group called ‘startling’

The president of the Catholic Medical Association said Oct. 18 that the American Academy of Family Physicians' new "engaged neutrality" position on physician-assisted suicide is "diametrically opposed" to the medical community's long-standing opposition to it.

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as "evil" and "enemies," it is imperative to remember that in America, "our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents," according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

One small group's discussions at the Synod of Bishops concerning the LGBTQ community focused on how the Catholic Church could best minister to people who already feel marginalized and attacked by the church itself, a U.S. synod participant said.

Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

The scandal of human trafficking, which affects millions of young people in the world, needs to be included in the Synod of Bishops' final document, one synod father said.