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Cardinal Szoka, former Detroit archbishop and Vatican official, dies

DETROIT — Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20...

Iowa judge backs ban on ‘webcam’ abortion-inducing drugs

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board's ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in...

Faith a source of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

ROCHESTER, N.H. — In April 2013, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley attended a prayer vigil at Marquette University in Milwaukee to...

To ‘dismantle systemic racism’ — St. Louis archbishop taking steps...

ST. LOUIS — With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more...

St. Louis archbishop praying for peace and justice in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS — Residents of Ferguson “are struggling to find peace in the chaos” that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen...

U.S. nuns’ leadership group restates hope to resolve issues with Vatican

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said their “deepest hope” is to resolve the issues...

Pope requests prayers for his relatives killed, injured in car crash

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews...

Pope tells Asians to witness to Christ in all aspects of...

Catholic News Service SEOSAN, South Korea — Pope Francis told young Asian Catholic leaders to witness to Christ in everything they do. During his homily Aug....

800,000 watch as Pope Francis beatifies 124 Korean martyrs

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis placed 124 Korean martyrs on the last step toward sainthood in a beatification Mass Aug. 16...

Asian youths inspired after pope challenges them

DANGJIN, South Korea — About 6,000 young people from 30 Asian countries had Pope Francis all to themselves for several hours Aug. 15. The youths...

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