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‘The world is at war,’ but religions are not, pope says on way to Krakow
Jul 27 2016
En route to World Youth Day, Pope Francis laments murder of priest in France.

Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic, faces criticism for his stand on abortion
Jul 27 2016
U.S. Sen. Gov. Tim Kaine, practicing Catholic from Virginia, has perfect rating from NARAL.

Police raise security threat level in Krakow but say no concrete danger
Jul 26 2016
Polish police raised the official security threat level after an Iraqi man was arrested with traces of explosives.

A policeman reacts as he secures a position in front of city hall after two assailants killed 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel and took five people hostage during a weekday morning Mass at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, near Rouen July 26. (CNS photo/Pascal Rossignol/Reuters) Pope expresses shock over violence in French church
Jul 26 2016
Two assailants killed 84-year-old priest and took five hostages during a Mass near Rouen.

Five Things to Know: World Youth Day
Jul 26 2016
Millions of Catholics expected in Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

Pope asks World Youth Day pilgrims to accompany him with prayers
Jul 25 2016
Ahead of World Youth Day, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis addresses the media at a news conference July 20. He announced the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in St. Paul has dismissed criminal charges alleging the Minnesota archdiocese failed to protect children in the abuse case of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit) Criminal charges against Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis dropped
Jul 25 2016
St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop acknowledges that archdiocese failed in protecting children.

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va, bestows a blessing July 19 on Nancy Mullins of Richwood, W.Va., whose house was destroyed in the June 23 flood. With them is Deacon David Galvin of St. James Parish in Charles Town, W.Va., who has been volunteering in recovery efforts. (CNS photo/Colleen Rowan)   Spirit of flood victims 'great example' to all, says West Virginia bishop ​
Jul 24 2016
Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop visits West Virginia town devastated by flooding.

Pope issues rules to help contemplative women be beacons for world
Jul 22 2016
Pope issues rule to help contemplative women renew their life and mission in the church and the world.

Pope sends cardinal to South Sudan to urge peace
Jul 21 2016
Pope Francis sent a high-ranking cardinal to South Sudan to urge a peaceful end to the escalating violence in the country.