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Pope prays for Mandela’s example to inspire future generations

Pope Francis joined church and government leaders from around the world in crediting Nelson Mandela for a steadfast commitment to promoting human rights and...

South African cardinal says iconic Mandela had touch of humanity

Catholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle to replace South Africa's apartheid regime with a multiracial democracy, died...

Ukrainian church leaders condemn police violence against protesters

KIEV, Ukraine — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and other Catholic leaders condemned police violence against “peaceful demonstrations” after President Viktor Yanukovich’s...

Faith is the bedrock of who they are, say Catholic youths...

INDIANAPOLIS — In one moment, the hope for the future of the U.S. Catholic Church could be seen in the eyes and the hands...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear two challenges to the Affordable Care...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Nov. 26 to take up two cases that challenge provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring employers...

Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses win injunction against HHS mandate

PITTSBURGH — A federal judge Nov. 21 granted the Pittsburgh and Erie dioceses a preliminary injunction against the federal health care law’s contraceptive mandate,...

US high court justice denies HHS injunction; lower court grants one...

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied two companies’ request for an injunction while they challenge part of the Department of Health and Human...

Dissident opposes China’s forced abortion policy

TORONTO — As Chinese and U.S. diplomats sought a resolution to the diplomatic crisis surrounding Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, many Chinese-Americans turned their attention...

Dioceses defend against in vitro suits filed by fired teachers

Both the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., are defending themselves against lawsuits filed by Catholic school teachers who...

Pope names auxiliary bishops for Brooklyn

WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI has named two priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., to serve as auxiliary bishops there. Msgr. Paul Robert Sanchez,...

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