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Changes in the words at Mass are a good thing

The Dialog has been reporting in a series of stories this year on preparations for changes in the English-language translation of the Mass coming...

Looking at parish closures from different angles

"The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith" by Julian Guthrie. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston,...

Bell stolen from San Francisco cathedral

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 5,330-pound church bell owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1889 has been stolen from the grounds of St....

London Benedictines investigated over abuse cases

LONDON -- At the request of the Vatican, a bishop has conducted a review of child protection procedures at a Benedictine abbey following a...

Catholic students at Jesuit house help Thai flood victims

BANGKOK -- Catholic university students and staff used the Jesuit residence, Xavier Hall, as a base for relief efforts for flood victims on the...

Catholics recall Gadhafi’s brutality, look to future

BEIRUT -- Catholic leaders said they could not rejoice at the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but they recalled some of his more...

The Three Musketeers

Catholic imagery abounds in "The Three Musketeers" (Summit), the latest remake of Alexandre Dumas' durable costume epic of 17th-century swordsmanship, French patriotism and political...

‘The Mighty Macs’ is ‘Rocky’ with basketballs

By Joseph McAleer “The Mighty Macs” is the fact-based story of a women's basketball team from a Catholic college who, through the grit and determination...

Missouri bishop plans ‘vigorous defense’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bishop Robert W. Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which he heads, entered pleas of not guilty to...

Chaplains object to same-sex weddings memo

WASHINGTON -- Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services and a group representing hundreds of other Christian military chaplains have...

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