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Q&A with Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary of the USCCB

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What is a bishops' conference and what role does it have? A bishops' conference is the assembly...

Faculties of celebrating Mass among sanctions from pope against Bishop Michael...

WASHINGTON -- The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican -- including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass -- against...

‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight...

HOUSTON -- Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to scientific habitats in the Arctic and Antarctica, said Gene...

Appellate court says Title X rule can take effect while suits...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” to...

Former Villanova basketball star traded in hoops for life as a...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The last time Poor Clare Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels hugged her mom or other family members was...

Pope Francis, bishop of Rome: Presiding over the church in charity

On March 13, 2013, Pope Francis stepped onto a balcony in St. Peter's Square to greet the people of God. In his first public...

“U.S. citizen by chance,” Sister Norma Pimentel shares stories from the...

ST. LOUIS -- If Sister Norma Pimentel has said it once, she has said it dozens of times: She is "a U.S. citizen by...

Auto executive Lee Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral...

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.  -- Though he achieved fame as an automobile executive and leader of a private initiative to renovate the Statue of Liberty,...

Appeals court urged to uphold ACA; health care a basic human...

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Catholic Health Association...

Connecticut bishops urge ‘complete overhaul’ of U.S. immigration policy

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s Catholic bishops, in a joint message to the state’s Catholics, called for a “complete overhaul” of U.S. immigration policy. The July...

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