Pope's visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance
June 30, 2015

In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. 

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USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage 'tragic error'
June 26, 2015

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference called the Supreme Court's June 26 marriage ruling "a tragic error" and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith "in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman."

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Court upholds health care subsidies in states with federal exchanges
June 25, 2015

Writing that "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court June 25 upheld tax subsidies for participants in health care exchanges run by the federal government in states that refused to create them. 

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Speaker stresses Catholic ideals amid societal shifts
June 24, 2015

As a law professor and nationally recognized Catholic speaker and author, Helen Alvaré has much to say about the ongoing struggle to preserve Catholic values and religious freedom in this country.

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Ordination day proves 'amazing,' 'indescribable'
June 20, 2015

Father's Day Weekend got off to a special start June 20, with three men assuming the title of Father -- in a priestly sense -- at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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Humans are destroying God's creation, pope says in encyclical
June 18, 2015

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." 

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Historic number of Catholics to seek U.S. presidency in 2016
June 15, 2015

The onetime stigma of being a Catholic for those seeking national office appears to have disappeared in the 2016 presidential election cycle since a record number of candidates have declared their candidacy or expressed an interest in running for the highest office in the country.

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Bishop ordains four deacons
June 7, 2015

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano told the four men to be ordained as deacons that they are called to be servants of the word of God.

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