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Vatican puts former nuncio accused of sex abuse under house arrest

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former nuncio  to the Dominican Republic, is pictured celebrating Mass in Santo Domingo in 2009. (CNS photo/Luis Gomez, Diario Libre via Reuters) Posted on September 23rd, 2014

The Vatican has placed a laicized papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys.

Marriage enrichment programs available at parishes, online

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

It’s not easy to get couples to come to their parish for a weeknight program, even one that might improve their marriage.

U.S. doctor gives assessment of Ebola crisis after trip to West Africa

Dr. Aileen Marty, a Miami-based infectious disease expert, stops at a checkpoint in the Lagos International Airport in Nigeria. (CNS photo/courtesy Florida International University) Posted on September 23rd, 2014

A former U.S. Navy doctor and expert in infectious diseases said the West African outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus will be contained only if all ports of entry in the region are adequately screening for infected carriers.

Frequently asked questions about the extraordinary synod of bishops

Extraordinary Synod of Bishops Posted on September 23rd, 2014

When and where is it? What is this? What is its purpose?

Traditionalist leader meets at Vatican to discuss reconciliation

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

The leader of a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics met with Vatican officials Sept. 23 for the latest in a long series of reconciliation talks.

Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Study after study has confirmed that those who are involved in religion and those who are married are healthier, physically and mentally happier and live longer than those who are not.

Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Pope Francis, who has said the Catholic Church has “not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood,” named five women, a record number, to the International Theological Commission.

Details on World Meeting of Families emerge as countdown begins

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Monday, Sept. 22 marked exactly one year before the start of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, so organizers for the event took the occasion to brief staff of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the latest details.

Today’s teaching on the family

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

Parishes host date nights to help couples keep bond strong

couple-holding-hands Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Some parishes are recognizing the need to help married couples navigate challenges or keep their love alive. Parishes are providing child care, a meal and guest speakers with time for discussion — and the message that couples should carve out time for themselves before the next session.

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