Publication: National Catholic Reporter

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A new look for the canonization process under Pope Francis?

Pope John Paul II has always had a reputation for being the pope who canonized people most liberally: reducing the number of miracles required for beatification and sainthood, abbreviating the wait time after a candidate's death, and naming more saints ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 17 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Vatican official says UN framework is best way to fight terrorism

The United Nations' framework provides the "only viable way" of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism "which knows no borders," the Vatican's secretary of state told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday."This reality requires a renewed United ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Vatican, Vietnam hope to foster closer relations

The Vatican aims to restore diplomatic ties with the Vietnam government, which in return pledged to support local Catholics' involvement in the country's social and charitable activities after the two sides' latest talk.The Vatican delegation, led by ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

LGBT Catholics hope that synod on family will lead to welcome for all

On Oct. 3, I will be in Rome to participate in an international conference sponsored by the European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups. The conference is planned to take place just prior to the Oct. 5-19 general session ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 19 hours ago]
Entities: LGBT, Gay, Lesbian
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn under Vatican investigation

A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate the leadership of Bishop Robert Finn, the first Catholic prelate to be found criminally guilty of shielding a priest in the ongoing ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Pope's Mideast ambassadors to summit at Vatican

The Vatican's seven ambassadors throughout the Middle East will be holding a summit at the Vatican this week and will be addressed by the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Pope Francis.Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel 'hidden euthanasia' of elderly

Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a "hidden euthanasia" rooted in today's "poisonous" culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.In the presence of his predecessor, Pope Francis also thanked retired ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

A Roman Observer

: For his first column, Robert Mickens, a longtime Vatican observer, tells us what to expect when the synod on the family opens this weekend.Sign up to get NCR updates by email. Existing users: change your preferences here. Enter your email address in ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: Maryknoller's pastoral approach to people, problems evoked positive response

A WORLDWIDE HEART: THE LIFE OF MARYKNOLL FATHER JOHN J. CONSIDINEBy Robert HurteauPublished by Orbis Books, $45Pope Francis, the Argentine Jesuit, has become a media phenomenon. His pastoral approach to the world's people and their problems has struck ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Vatican warns against misinterpreting international law, human rights

The Vatican formally criticized a U.N. committee's "grave misunderstanding" of state sovereignty and reiterated its concerns over "controversial new expressions" that threaten the unborn and religious freedom.By insisting the Holy See should enforce the ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

The tattooed feminist Catholic who chooses conscience over catechism

When asked to declare a religion, one in three Gen Xers and Millennials respond with "none." I'm sure this doesn't surprise you -- it's pretty standard to be Catholic in 2014 and have brothers, sisters, children and even spouses who are "nones." Now more ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Synod on the family to open amid high expectations, doubts about process

The first major initiative of Pope Francis' pontificate opens Oct. 5 in Rome, when Francis convenes the to discuss family life in contemporary society.The theme is "the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization," and synod members ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 26 2014]

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"Our church always tries to ensure that the presence of religion brings peace and happiness to all people," Hop said. "Religion is not a political force but requires having opportunities to serve people, especially the needy and miserable."
...every level, and most importantly, the shared responsibility of individuals, civil institutions and governments," he said, adding that this means "understanding one other and valuing the other's culture and circumstances. It also entails having concern for each other by sharing spiritual and cultural patrimonies and offering opportunities for human enrichment."

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A new look for the canonization process under P... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 17 hours ago]
LGBT Catholics hope that synod on family will l... [Published National Catholic Reporter - 19 hours ago]
Pope's Mideast ambassadors to summit at Vatican [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 30 2014]
Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn under Vatican in... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
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