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College diploma: Source of pride and uncertainty for graduating Dreamers

WASHINGTON -- A group of current Washington Trinity University graduates are proud of what they've accomplished but also very anxious about the future. These emotions...

Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care placements

PHILADELPHIA -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is suing the city of Philadelphia in a religious freedom case centered on the placement of children in...

Pilgrims brave dangerous neighborhoods to pray at Trinidad shrine

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — From May to October, hundreds of pilgrims brave heavy rains, high winds or scorching heat to attend Marian devotions at Trinidad...

Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

NEW YORK — Despite the stark differences in their communication styles, the papacies of retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis reflect a continuity...

California Catholic school takes pride in alumna Meghan Markle

Royal wedding fever has caught on in many places, but it has a particular soft spot at Immaculate Heart Middle School and High School...

Some Irish believe lives were saved by country’s prohibition on abortion

DUBLIN -- In the last major pro-life rally ahead of Ireland's May 25 referendum on whether to liberalize the country's abortion laws, thousands gathered...

Tax reform brings challenges, opportunities for charities, says speaker

MIAMI — What has been described as the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades -- the Tax Cuts and...

Mexican bishops promise new pastoral approach, accompanying people

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican bishops’ conference has pledged to pursue a new pastoral vision, in which the church is considered close to the...

Pope Francis ‘most fearless man I ever met,’ says filmmaker Wenders

WASHINGTON  -- Pope Francis, the subject of a new documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, is "the most fearless man I ever met," the...

Volcano’s lava flow displaces members of one Hawaii parish

Patrick Downes, editor of the Hawaii Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Honolulu. HONOLULU   -- In addition to offering prayers, the Catholic Church...

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