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Satanists to pray at Phoenix City Council meeting, city council members trying to change rules now

by Nohelani Graf, Anthony Cave, ABC 15
Published on January 30, 2016
PHOENIX – Satanists have signed up to pray at the Phoenix City Council’s scheduled February 17 meeting. According to Phoenix City Attorney Brad Holm, a… READ MORE

Catholics hope pope will visit Arizona border in 2015

by Daniel Gonzalez and Ryan Van Velzer
Published on November 20, 2014

Pope Francis has spoken out frequently in defense of migrants worldwide since taking over as head of the Roman Catholic Church nearly two years ago.… READ MORE

‘Thrilled’ at news of papal visit, Philadelphia Catholics thinking big

by Matthew Gambino  |  published on November 20, 2014
After the historic announcement by Pope Francis that he will visit Philadelphia next September, the reality of the challenges and joys of the event is sinking in for planners, civic officials and ordinary Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It will be a “once-in-a-lifetime chance for Philadelphia to shine,” Daniel Hilferty called the 2015 World Meeting of Families, which will… READ MORE

Pope Francis Irritating Conservative Catholics in US

by Greg Richter  |  published on November 4, 2014
Since his election in March 2013, Pope Francis has been saying things that make conservative Roman Catholics in the United States uneasy. Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, said recently the Church under Francis’ leadership is like “a ship without a rudder,” Religion News Service reported. “The conservatives had it all their way for about 30 years,… READ MORE

Evangelical Catholic bishop is ‘personally sure’ Brittany Maynard is in heaven

by Melissa Binder
Published on November 4, 2014

While many religious leaders might condemn 29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her own life under Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, the bishop of the… READ MORE

Religious, racial attacks heat up home stretches of campaigns

by David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
Published on October 28, 2014
A Republican candidate for state Senate in Washington is being attacked anonymously for his Catholic views through a cartoonish flier that says he “has always… READ MORE

Pope’s Chicago pick will be key to U.S. Catholic church

by Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times
Published on February 9, 2014

Shake-ups at the Vatican will reverberate this year within the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the next leader will play a major role in helping Pope… READ MORE

Catholic League wants writer fired for ‘bigotry’ in column

by Hollie McKay, FOXNews.com
Published on January 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Not long after Creators Syndicate writer Jamie Stiehm’s article “The Catholic Supreme Court’s War on Women” made its way onto the homepage… READ MORE