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A Grave Problem: NJ Ban on Religious Headstone Sales Could Violate Constitution

by Kevin J. Jones
March 26, 2015

A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according to a constitutional-law specialist.
Matthew Franck said…

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Pope Francis responds to questions about US papal visit aboard flight from Manila to Rome

In new interview, pope talks about his safety, politics, virtual relationships

by CAROL GLATZ | Catholic News Service
March 11, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A religious procession, a brainstorm session and a few glasses of…

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Catholic schools back out of Norfolk, VA parade to make a statement

by Andy Fox | WAVY.com
March 11, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A long standing tradition in Norfolk is the annual Saint Patrick’s…

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Verbum Catholic Software Offers $5 Million in Grants for Education Program

by THOMAS L. MCDONALD | National Catholic Register
March 11, 2015

Verbum, the Catholic version of the bestselling Logos Bible Software, has created a program to provide $5 million in grant money to help high schools implement its new religious-education curriculum.…

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Touchdown! Notre Dame scores big on HHS mandate at Supreme Court

by Matt Hadro | Catholic News Agency
March 11, 2015

Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2015 / 12:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a potentially groundbreaking decision,…

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Maronite Catholic monks raising $3 million for Castle Rock monastery

by Sarah Grothjan
February 23, 2015

A group of Maronite Catholic monks is bringing a taste of their Eastern religious tradition…

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Group Provides Women Free “Abortion Doulas” to Take Them to Their Abortions

Since the passage of the Pro-Life Omnibus Bill (HB 2) in 2013, anti-Life advocates have sought to make abortion more…

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Vatican Calls Plastic Surgery ‘a Burqa Made of Flesh’

Pope Francis has called for more women in the International Theological Commission, even after tripling the number of women on…

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Pope Francis: Large Families That Welcome Children Are A True Gift From God

At this morning’s Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis told the faithful that large families that welcome children are a true gift from God. He also said “we need to…

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Pope Francis planning to address joint session of Congress, organizer says

Pope Francis is planning to address a joint session of Congress and visit the White House during a trip to…

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Sacred Heart parishioners killed in French Alps plane crash

Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas, were two of the three Americans killed…

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Lent: Experiencing the Reality of Purgatory

The Eastern Orthodox Church designates Lent as a time of prayer for those who have gone before us. I think…

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Christianity by the Numbers: What Do New Projections Say About the Future of Religion?

Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? George Weigel thinks so.
Weigel claims the past and present —…

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‘Conversion’ Charge Against Mother Teresa Stirs National Protest in India

Condemnations were issued last week by a broad cross section of Indian society, following a controversial statement by the chief…

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