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Catholic leaders join others in asking for religious exemption in executive...

WASHINGTON — Catholic and other religious and civic leaders urged President Barack Obama to include a religious exemption in the planned White House executive...

Sudanese woman rearrested at airport

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Meriam Ibrahim, a Catholic woman originally sentenced to death for marrying a Christian, was released from prison June 23, but apprehended...

Federal judge halts same-sex marriages in Wisconsin during appeal

MADISON, Wis. (CNS) -- A federal judge halted same-sex marriages in Wisconsin while an appeal of her decision to strike down as unconstitutional the...

Theologians at Vatican move Archbishop Sheen’s cause closer to beatification

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) -- The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen took another step toward papal recognition June 17...

Court rules against temporary injunction on mandate for Catholic groups

LANSING, Mich. (CNS) -- The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a temporary injunction that had stopped enforcement of the federal contraceptive mandate against...

Murderous attack on two Phoenix priests stuns parish, community

PHOENIX — The Diocese of Phoenix is “stunned and deeply saddened” about the “tragic assault” on a downtown Phoenix church that took the life...

No ruling can change nature of marriage, says Wisconsin bishop

MADISON, Wis. — Marriage is “and can only ever be” a relationship “solely between one man and one woman, regardless of the decision of...

‘Fortnight’ to emphasize religious freedom and service to the poor

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — For Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the third annual Fortnight (14 days) for Freedom is an opportunity to consider...

Chilean cardinal gets police protection

SANTIAGO, Chile — Safety concerns have prompted Chile's national police force to provide a security detail to guard Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago...

Our Lady of Haste: Mary is always ready to help, pope...

VATICAN CITY — Standing before a replica of the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes from France, Pope Francis told Vatican employees and other...

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