In the News, September 30

The special Council of Cardinals begins meeting this week in Rome.

After another bombing, Peshawar Christians caught in the middle.

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Pope Francis at Assisi: we must never resign ourselves to the pain caused by war.

Confustion over Obamacare but support for expanded Medicaid.

As the shutdown nears, the finger-pointing begins.

The Vatican has announced the canonization date for JPII and John XXXII: April 27, 2014. Take a look back at what Jim Martin had to say about their canonization.

Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., asks if Pope Francis is living up to the name?

Rod Dreher and the Catholic Church are never, ever, not ever getting back together--again. Still. In case you were wondering ...

Robert David Sullivan looks at Obama’s melted mandate and Boston’s white-guy election.

Former Crystal Cathedral transitions to Catholic site.

Cardinal O’Malley calls for compassion, hope, action in 2013 Respect Life Month Statement.

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