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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...

From ‘The Artist’ to ‘Zookeeper’ — Movie and home video ratings

Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability. The first symbol after each title...

Vatican unveils ‘secrets:’ Vatican’s private archives exhibit runs until September

ROME — Working with the city of Rome, the Vatican Secret Archives is celebrating its 400th anniversary with an exhibit designed to shed light...

The Holy Father’s brother: Msgr. Ratzinger discusses Pope Benedict

VATICAN CITY — Here is an exclusive excerpt from the English translation of “My Brother, the Pope” by Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, which will be...

Bishop accepts pastor’s resignation over Mass wording

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville said he did not “fire” a priest from his pastorate for using his own wording...

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