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Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, marginalized, pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) - Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio's shrine.

Little Sisters provincial accepts highest award from Knights of Columbus

TORONTO (CNS) — The Little Sisters who fought the big system heard the cheers, held back tears and accepted the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus at the Knights’ annual gala “States Dinner” in Toronto.

Little Sisters get temporary relief while Supreme Court mulls taking case

The Little Sisters of the Poor have received temporary protection from the federal contraception mandate until the Supreme Court decides whether or not it will hear their case. On Aug. 21, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Little Sisters will not be subject the to mandate’s requirements or the fines associated with resisting it. The court order lasts until the Supreme Court announces whether it will take up the sisters’ appeal. If the Court agrees to hear the case, the protection from the mandate will last until it issues a final ruling.

Court rules against Little Sisters plea to avoid way to bypass mandate 

DENVER (CNS) — The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal...

Court rules against Little Sisters plea to avoid way to bypass mandate

The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal government by which they can avoid a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14.

Advent with cloistered Benedictine sisters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSZQceNbZLA&feature=plcp Here's a video promo for an Advent album that we promoted through a "quick read" on page 2 of our Nov. 15 issue. It...

Albany Diocese mourns loss of longtime priest who died in flash flooding

He was on his way to a fairly new assignment. The priest also led prison retreats, chaired the advisory board for the Little Sisters of the Poor and served as chaplain to Magnificat, a women's Christian group.

Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was welcomed by church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the groups that challenged the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Courts give some last-minute relief from HHS contraceptive mandate

In the midst of their New Year's Eve celebration with low-income elderly residents, the Baltimore-based Little Sisters of the Poor learned that the Supreme Court issued an injunction temporarily protecting them from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty

Once he is sworn in, Xavier Becerra, California's former attorney general and a former member of Congress, becomes the first Latino to be secretary of the U.S. Department of health and Human Services.