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Courts provide Catholic groups last-minute relief from Affordable Care Act’s birth...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — In the midst of their New Year’s Eve celebration with low-income elderly residents, the Baltimore-based Little Sisters of the...

Milwaukee project makes, markets soaps to help former prostitutes

MILWAUKEE — Soothing aromas of peppermint, lavender, gingerbread and lemon verbena waft through the hallways of the Franciscan Peacemakers headquarters in Milwaukee. The comforting, inviting...

Istanbul residents recall former neighbor Angelo Roncalli, future saint

ISTANBUL — A large, beige-colored building sits on a corner of a semi-quiet street in Istanbul’s Sisli district. The stone structure once housed Archbishop Angelo...

Court orders Phila. priest released from prison

PHILADELPHIA — A panel of judges for a Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the decision on a priest's conviction in handling a clerical abuse case...

Judge strikes down HHS contraceptive mandate as applied to religious nonprofit...

NEW YORK — A spokesman for the New York archdiocese said it “welcomes and applauds” a Dec. 13 ruling by a federal judge granting...

Minnesota archbishop denies allegation, steps aside during investigation

St. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis is voluntarily stepping aside from all public ministry, effective immediately, while...

Denver archbishop says shooting shows ‘battle between good, evil continues’

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arapahoe High School students tearfully reunited with parents the afternoon of Dec. 13 after a lone gunman with an apparent grudge...

Catholic health group calls N.Y. Times editorial wrong and ‘irresponsible’

WASHINGTON— The Catholic Health Association said a Dec. 8 New York Times editorial “was misleading and in error” when it claimed that mergers between...

Pope names bishops for Jackson, Miss., and San Angelo, Texas —...

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named a Pennsylvania pastor from the Diocese of Scranton to be bishop of Jackson, Miss., and the vicar general...

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...

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