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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...

Vatican wants China to release imprisoned clergy

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's highest-ranking Chinese official called on Beijing to release nine arrested Catholic bishops and priests, saying their continued detention "damages...

Rev. King’s message of action and service lives on, say speakers

Two priests and one mayor recalled the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in two words: action and service. Speaking Jan. 8 at Holy Angels...

Spiritual practices get a fresh look

“Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor”by Jana Riess. Paraclete Press (Orleans, Mass., 2011). 179...

Texas bishops applaud decision to uphold sonogram law

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Catholic bishops applauded the Jan. 11 decision of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the state to enforce...

It’s National Vocations Awareness Week

The U.S. Catholic Church is celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education. This...

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