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Notre Dame to honor retired Catholic Relief leader

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ken Hackett, who retired in December after 18 years as president of Catholic Relief Services, will receive the University of...

Bishop William E. Lori named to Baltimore

WASHINGTON —- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., to be the new archbishop of Baltimore, and he also...

Church leaders condemn attack at Jewish school in France

TOULOUSE, France — French church leaders condemned a March 19 attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, the latest in a series of attacks...

U.S. bishops urge Catholics to fast for religious liberty – ...

The first version of this story from Catholic News Service incorrectly reported that the U.S. bishops set March 30 as a day of prayer...

Church officials decry suicide bombing at Nigerian parish

LAGOS, Nigeria — The suicide car bombing of a church in Jos was an “evil, irrational, beastly and criminal” act, said the president of...

Bishops: ‘Moral measure’ of U.S. budget is its help for poor,...

WASHINGTON — Congress should base all federal budget decisions on how they provide for those in need, whether they protect or threaten human life...

Commentary: Worthy? Not worthy? — Honoring the Communion line

Here is an unsigned editorial titled “Honoring the Communion line” that was posted March 1 on the website of the Catholic Standard, newspaper of...

Caritas Lebanon helps refugees fleeing Syria

BEIRUT — Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring Lebanon because of ongoing violence...

Cardinal dismayed that White House rejects religious freedom concerns

WASHINGTON — In a strongly worded letter to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York charged that White House officials failed...

Armed men invade monastery in Syria

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Masked gunmen stormed the Syrian desert monastery of Deir Mar Musa, about 50 miles southwest of Homs, destroying property and briefly...

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