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Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan 7, 2015 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptives, and drugs that could cause abortion, a court ruled Jan. 5. “Coercing citizens...

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First Rongmei priest from Kohima diocese ordained

Source UCAN Report Bishop exhorted the community to support their priests through prayers, correction, appreciation and encouragement. Kohima:  Kohima diocese in Nagaland has got its first priest from the Rongmei community. Fr. Gaikhang Gabriel was ordained by Bishop James Thoppil...

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Kerala bishops to strengthen farmers movement

Source: Matters India Kochi – Aimed at intensifying the fight for farmers’ rights, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has issued a circular urging the faithful to strengthen the Indian Farmers’ Movement (Infam), an independent movement of farmers initiated by...

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Pope Announces Names of 20 New Cardinals

Feb. 14 Consistory Will Make 15 New Cardinal Electors, Another 5 Over Voting Age Vatican City, January 04, 2015 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis has announced the 20 names of those whom he will make cardinals at the Feb. 14, 2015, consistory....

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Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

   Many faces of slavery yesterday and today  (Note: January 1st  was the world day of Peace. For the occasion Pope Francis  sent his message of peace exhorting all to help wipe  out all forms of slavery from the face...

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In Zimbabwe, poverty is the Church’s biggest enemy

Reinhard Backes     Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, Dec 30, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix Tachiona Mukaro is disappointed in his country’s politicians, as many Zimbabweans are, saying they are more concerned with power than the peoples' poverty. “All...

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The Rites of the Catholic Church

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/liturgy/rites/the-rites-of-the-catholic-church/ It may surprise most people to know that there are many different rites within the Catholic Church. Before discussing these rites it is important to note that different sources disagree on exactly what constitutes a rite and exactly how...

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Religious Guinness World Records Smashed In 2014

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/31/religious-guinness-world-records-2014_n_6401808.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular&ir=India The latest is the Santaclose Show in Trichur, where 18,000 plus people showed up at one place in Santa's costumes, on 27th December 2014- Editor (RNS) Some churches conduct pageants. Some temples host dinners. And others spend weeks or...