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Catholic school grad looks good in green

U.S. golfer Jordan Spieth smiles April 12 as he wears his champion green jacket on the putting green at the Augusta National Golf Course...

Obama and Castro take next steps to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties

PANAMA CITY — An hourlong meeting April 11 between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro marked the first such personal encounter...

‘Priest for a Day’ is a ‘Make-a-Wish’ come true for 11-year-old...

ST. LOUIS — Make-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches. When it came time for 11-year-old...

Mass. bishops oppose death penalty as punishment for Boston bomber —...

BOSTON — As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury April 6, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released...

Cardinal Njue calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ brutal...

NAIROBI, Kenya — The president of the Kenyan bishops’ asked Easter worshippers to pray for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked...

Holy See calls for world effort to end Boko Haram terror...

GENEVA — The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva called on the international community to assist Nigeria and neighboring countries...

Catholic and Lutheran bishops call for halt to ‘inhumane’ family detention...

DILLEY, Texas — Five Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops traveled to the Dilley Detention Center in south Texas March 27 and visited with families...

Indiana bishops call for ‘mutual respect,’ dialogue on religious freedom bill

Catholic News Service INDIANPOLIS — Indiana’s Catholic bishops April 1 urged people to show mutual respect for one another and allow “the necessary dialogue” to...

President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept....

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23. “During the visit, the president...

Gunmen fire on police guarding Catholic church in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — Unidentified gunmen opened fire on policemen guarding a Catholic church, police officials said. Asif Khan, a local township police officer, confirmed the...

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