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Iraq War is over, but what about refugees?

Guest Commentary After World War II, there were an unprecedented number of refugees and displaced people. In response to that, in "Exsul Familia," Pope Pius XII...

Society of St. Vincent de Paul announces national officers

ST. LOUIS — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced four new national officers. Benjamin Vaissade, a retired retail executive in the San...

Pew study estimates global Christian population at 2.18 billion

According to a new study, there are currently 2.18 billion Christians in more than 200 countries around the world, representing nearly a third of...

N.J. nurses don’t have to assist in hospital’s abortions

NEWARK, N.J. — A group of 12 nurses who sued the University Hospital in Newark over a policy requiring them to care for patients...

Pope’s visit Mexico March 23-26

MEXICO CITY — A spokesman for the Mexican bishops' conference confirmed details of Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to Mexico originally published by the...

Midnight Masses canceled in Iraq because of security concerns

LONDON — Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks. Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq...

Prague archbishop recalls Havel as friend, ‘fellow prisoner’

PRAGUE — Calling former Czech President Vaclav Havel a “friend and fellow prisoner," the president of the Czech bishops' conference said the entire nation...

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ is stale but wholesome

As Christmas-season attractions go, the animation and live-action blend "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (Fox) is kind of a stale cookie. In this third outing...

Church agencies aid thousands of Philippine flood victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines -- Church agencies teamed with international aid groups and the Philippine government to assist tens of thousands of people left...

Dutch bishops express ‘shame and sorrow” over sexual abuse history

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A report on a Dutch inquiry said “several tens of thousands of minors” were sexually abused by Catholic Church personnel...

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