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Pope Francis washes feet of patients at rehab facility

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In the humble act of washing his disciples' feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants them to...

Malta passes same-sex marriage

VATICAN CITY — After a controversial vote in parliament April 14, Malta became the latest country to recognize same-sex unions as the legal equivalent...

Colorado bishops oppose ‘radical’ abortion bill

Catholic News Service COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The three Catholic bishops of Colorado sent letters April 14 to state legislators urging opposition to a bill...

Shooting victims at Kansas Jewish community center mourned

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the...

Pope Francis offers Passover greetings

VATICAN CITY — Offering Passover greetings to Rome’s Jewish community, Pope Francis also asked for prayers for his upcoming trip to the Holy Land. With...

Illness will prevent Chicago cardinal from attending canonizations

CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago has resumed his chemotherapy that had been delayed because of an infection he incurred in late...

High court declines cases about same-sex marriage, campaigns, executions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that said a New Mexico photographer violated the state’s...

Atlanta archbishop will sell new residence at center of controversy

ATLANTA — Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory announced April 5 that he will vacate the archbishop's residence in early May and move into another...

Church leaders urge Senate to pass Smarter Sentencing Act

WASHINGTON — Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain...

Cardinal praises Philippines’ peace accord with Muslim rebels

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ newest cardinal was among 1,000 guests who witnessed the peace agreement between the government and the country’s largest Muslim...

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