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Oregon bakery owners lose on appeal (BreakPoint)

4 hours 15 min ago
In 2015, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries awarded $135,000 to a lesbian couple after an owner of an Oregon bakery declined to bake them a wedding cake.

US bishops announce '9 Days for Life' campaign (USCCB)

4 hours 15 min ago
The novena begins on January 18 and concludes on January 26.

Vatican newspaper article: the lay faithful do not exist merely to obey (CWN)

5 hours 15 min ago

In an article reprinted in L’Osservatore Romano, Italian historian Lucetta Scaraffia wrote that the clergy need to listen to the theological insights of the laity—especially of women—or young people will continue to leave the Church.

Hong Kong's new bishop calls for irenic approach to Chinese government (National Catholic Register)

5 hours 15 min ago
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said that “Jesus himself never asked his people to turn against the government and have a revolution. The apostles, in their letters, always say: Cooperate with the government.” Nonetheless, “if the government makes a wrong decision, against our human values or Church teaching, we have to say so.”

Church comes to aid of flood victims in Kinshasa (Fides)

5 hours 15 min ago
Click here for an Agence France-Presse report on the flooding.

Nicaraguan bishop pays tribute to slain Catholic journalist (Fides)

6 hours 15 min ago
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal (1924-78) advocated for democracy and opposed the Somoza dynasty, which ruled Nicaragua from 1937 to 1979. Chamorro’s widow served as Nicaragua’s president from 1990 to 1996.

Ordinariate sees new opportunities for growth (National Catholic Register)

6 hours 15 min ago
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was formed to minister to converts who come from the Anglican tradition. It has grown to 45 parishes in the US and Canada.

Grand Chancellor of Order of Malta emphasizes commitment to migrants, refugees (Vatican News)

6 hours 15 min ago
“It’s unacceptable that the average duration stay of a refugee in camps is more than 12 years, so the international community must find new policies for resettlement,” said Albrecht von Boeselager.

Missionary in Peru urges Pope to address mining industry's effects on indigenous peoples (Fides)

6 hours 15 min ago
Fides is the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

USCCB official discusses youthfulness of pro-life movement (OSV Newsweekly)

6 hours 15 min ago
Anne McGuire, 29, is assistant director of education and outreach for the US bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Papal telegram to Italy's president (Vatican Press Office)

7 hours 15 min ago
The telegram to President Sergio Mattarella was sent as the Pope departed for Chile and Peru.

Sustainability is key theme of papal trip, says spokesman for Church in Chile (Vatican News)

7 hours 15 min ago
Father Felipe Herrera, spokesman of the National Commission for the Apostolic Visit, said that “we have prepared a series of documents that aim to inspire sustainability: environmental sustainability, economic and social sustainability.”

Pope Francis arrives in Chile (Vatican News)

7 hours 15 min ago
Pope Francis’s apostolic journey to Chile and Peru, the 22nd foreign trip of his pontificate, concludes on January 22. As is customary, the Pope prayed at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore before his departure.

4 churches attacked in Chile ahead of Pope's visit; protestors occupy apostolic nunciature (Vatican News)

7 hours 15 min ago
Homemade firebombs caused minor damage to three churches; a bomb was defused at a fourth church. Anarchists led by a former presidential candidate briefly occupied the nunciature.

Death toll from Baghdad twin attack rises to 36 (EFE)

7 hours 15 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (1/15-1/16 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Two Koreas may march under unification flag for Winter Olympics opening (The Straits Times)

7 hours 16 min ago
L’Osservatore Romano (1/14 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.