Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula "on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea," the Vatican spokesman confirmed.

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Catholic News Service

Catholic University’s president urges ‘zeal’ in defending religious liberty

A pharmacy in Olympia, Washington, loses its court challenge to a state law requiring the owners to violate their religious beliefs by supplying emergency contraceptives.

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Catholic News Service

Charlotte parishioners gather for prayer service, mourn protester’s death

Justin Carr's future looked bright. He had just celebrated his 26th birthday, started a new job, and was getting ready to settle down with his high school sweetheart and start a family.

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Catholic News Service

Too much order in the Supreme Court? No thrills in upcoming docket

The expression "in like a lion out like a lamb" turns on its head when comparing the end of the Supreme Court's last term to the start of its new one Oct. 3.

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Catholic News Service

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints' Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Catholic News Service

Bishop Jugis calls all to pray for peace, justice in Charlotte

After two nights of violence in Charlotte, Bishop Peter J. Jugis called on men, women and children in the Diocese of Charlotte to join him in prayers for "peace and justice" for all victims of violence and for law enforcement personnel who have been victims of "unjust violence."

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Catholic News Service

Protector of abused children wins Lumen Christi Award

Melva Arbelo, director of the Santa Teresita of the Child Jesus Children's Home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been named the winner of the 2016-17 Lumen Christi Award given annually since 1978 by Catholic Extension.

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Catholic News Service

Year of Mercy | Marching for Peace

George Anderson, age 17. Christian Bandemear, age 16. Tyshawn Lee, age 9. Amari Brown, age 7. These are just four of the over 100 names of children and young people under 20 who have died as a result of gun violence in Chicago since June 2015.

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Catholic News Service

Father Hesburgh, JFK to be honored on postage stamps

Two prominent Catholics will be commemorated on U.S. postage stamps in 2017. Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, and President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas in 1963, are among several subjects that will be part of next year's stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced Sept. 20.

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Catholic News Service

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world’s refugees

Eighty-six percent of the world's refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees' needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to a senior policy and legislative specialist at Catholic Relief Services.

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