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Monday, June 13, 2016

Disabled persons should be loved, not hidden

Is the situation in Nigeria about to get much worse?

By Matt Hadro
Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing refugee crisis throughout the region, a new report claims.

Pope horrified by deadly attack in Orlando

By Ann Schneible
Pope Francis has offered his prayers and compassion for those affected by Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.

Pope: Disabled persons should be loved, not hidden from society

By Ann Schneible
On Sunday, Pope Francis denounced the increasingly prevalent mentality which claims that sick and disabled persons cannot be happy, and should be kept out of sight of society. In reality, he said, true happiness is achieved by our capacity to love.

How will the reform of marriage nullity cases proceed in Italy?

By Andrea Gagliarducci
With a letter sent Wednesday to the general secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Pope Francis established a bilateral working group on the reform of the process of investigating marriage nullity.

Behind Pope Francis' diplomacy is a small school with a big impact

By Andrea Gagliarducci
The pontificate of Pope Francis has a diplomatic style of its own, and many of his diplomats share a common source: a college and a home for disadvantaged but talented young people on scholarship called the Istitutio Villa Nazareth.

Pope Francis calls it – discrimination against the disabled is 'ugly'

By Elise Harris
No single person is more valuable than another, especially when it comes to those with disabilities, Pope Francis said on Saturday,, insisting that these people have a unique richness, and that discriminating against them is “one of the ugliest things” we can do.

Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

By Adelaide Mena
Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.

Social media, WYD, and a 'tweetable' Pope – evangelizing in a digital era

By Elise Harris
As thousands of young people prepare to hit Krakow in July for World Youth Day, the race to spread the word about the event is well underway, with organizers turning to social media as a primary platform in conveying the message of a very “sharable” Pope Francis.

What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan's poverty plan

By Matt Hadro
After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.

Pope Francis: Let’s be clear – assisted suicide is 'false compassion'

Physician-assisted suicide is part of a “throwaway culture” that offers a “false compassion” and treats a human person as a problem, Pope Francis told medical leaders on Thursday.

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