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Life revolves around water in Lima’s poor neighborhoods

LIMA, Peru — Of all the parts of her tiny, wooden house on a parched hillside at the city's edge, Emilia Lazo Campos is...

Hong Kong cardinal warns of schism in Chinese church

VATICAN CITY — Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun warned that the Chinese Catholic Church is "on the verge of a schism" between communities cooperating...

Illinois bishop accepts priest’s resignation over refusal to use new Mass...

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville has accepted the resignation of a longtime pastor with whom he has had discussions about...

Pope warns of indifference masked as ‘respect for privacy’

VATICAN CITY — In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful to be concerned for one another and “not to remain...

Church leaders to ask forgiveness for protecting abusers

ROME — A Vatican cardinal will lead a penitential vigil to show contrition for the sexual abuse of children by priests and for the...

Komen reverses decision, reinstates grants to Planned Parenthood

  DALLAS (CNS) — The Feb. 3 decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to reinstate grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates for breast cancer...

Cardinal Bevilacqua dies at age 88

PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, retired archbishop of Philadelphia, died Jan. 31 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he resided. According to the Philadelphia...

Two archdioceses lose $1 million each in thefts

Employees of the New York and Philadelphia archdioceses are accused of stealing $1 million each in church funds over the past decade. In New York,...

Abortion leading to less respect for lives of disabled, archbishop says

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia hospital's alleged refusal to provide a kidney transplant to a mentally disabled 3-year-old is yet another example of the harm...

Calif. bishops back initiatives on death penalty, abortion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Catholic bishops of California are backing proposed ballot measures to require parental notification before a minor's abortion and to end...

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