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The 5 “C” reasons people stay Catholic

... and why all but one of them are not compelling enough.

New Chinese law will require churches to promote “the values of socialism”

"Religious organizations must spread the principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party," new regs say.

New list of UNESCO “intangible” cultural practices include Catholic traditions

Dances in honor of the Christ Child, Holy Week processions and a forgiveness ceremony inspired by a pope are some of the newly recognized practices.

Why every parish needs a social media ministry

There are many ways for the Church to reach the "digital continent."

Medieval Catholicism’s rules against incest shaped Western culture, study claims

The Church's prohibition against marriage among relatives has made a big difference.

12 Catholic abbreviations for clergy and religious and what they mean

For example, O.C.D does not designate a nun with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Malta archbishop lobbies for Catholicism to remain in Malta’s constitution

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna says at launch of his book that no matter what happens, religious freedom will continue.

This former Swiss Guard is now helping American priests tackle the business side of parishes

Mario Enzler received a gift from Pope St. John Paul II, and now he wants to give back to the Church.

Why do Catholics call God “Father”?

While God is called many other names, "Father" is one that stands the test of time.

Sweden’s Billy Graham explains how he and his wife became Catholic

Living in Jerusalem was the experience that opened Ulf and Birgitta Ekman up to conversion.

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