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A Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee has banned Harry Potter books, warning that the spells and curses in the novels are real and reading them could cause irreversible damage. According to the Tennessean, Rev. Dan Reehil, one of St. Edward …Read More

According to a new Church document, the Vatican has formally opened debate on allowing older, married men to become priests in remote areas like the Amazon in South America. A working document called the “Instrumentum Laboris,” was prepared prior to …Read More

Pope Francis recently urged hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians not to indulge in gossip during work according to the AFP. During an audience in the Vatican he encouraged the invited group to avoid “giving in to the temptation of chatter that …Read More

A group of Catholic priests in Poland recently burned books they considered sacrilegious, including those from the Harry Potter and Twilight series. A Catholic evangelical group “SMS from Heaven” posted pictures on its Facebook page showing Harry Potter books on …Read More

Everyone knows that one person in their church who praises God loudly on Sunday and then promptly forgets how to live a Christian life when they walk out the door. They talk about how people should be charitable and give …Read More

Kim Jong-un, the infamous totalitarian leader of North Korea, has officially invited Pope Francis to make a visit to the dictatorship’s capital of Pyongyang. The invitation is set to be personally delivered to the Vatican by Moon Jae-in, the president …Read More

Pope Francis believes that the devil is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the issues dividing the Church. Francis is calling on Catholic around the world to recite a special prayer every day in …Read More

Pope Francis is at it again. The head of the Roman Catholic Church has suggested overturning centuries of tradition and allowing married men to become priests. This unexpected reform comes in response to a shortage of Catholic priests. Since 1965, …Read More

  American Christians may one day find themselves facing legal penalties simply for believing marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, a fate already suffered by believers in other countries, writes New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Perhaps one …Read More

By Elizabeth Tenety ~ from the Washington Post’s On Faith New York’s state’s Catholic bishops continue to blast the state’s passage of homosexual marriage this week, with one bishop calling on Catholic schools and other institutions to shun lawmakers in protest …Read More