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Catholic DVD on marriage is not lobbying, board rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has dismissed a complaint stemming from a DVD on marriage mailed to 400,000...

Archbishop Kelly, retired Louisville leader, dead at 80

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, who led the Archdiocese of Louisville from 1982 until his retirement in 2007, died peacefully in his...

Cardinal Foley dies; U.S. Catholic press leader held two Vatican posts

DARBY, Pa. — U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, who spent more than two decades leading the church's social communications council and later worked for...

Arizona Mercy nun reinstated with the church

PHOENIX — A Mercy sister who was automatically excommunicated because of her role on the ethics committee that allowed an abortion to be performed...

Cuban bishops confirm papal visit in 2012

HAVANA — The Cuban bishops announced that 2012 would be a Marian jubilee year and that Pope Benedict XVI would come to Cuba as...

Molokai sister’s miracle OK’d, reports on Tekakwitha

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The path to sainthood for Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai has been cleared after a Vatican congregation Dec. 6 confirmed a...

Refugee treaty needs improvement, says Vatican official

GENEVA — More than half a century after its creation, an international treaty designed to protect refugees has room for improvement, a Vatican official...

‘The Sitter’ is a sick child endangerment fantasy

Felony child endangerment presented as “life lessons” constitutes the theme, such as it is, of “The Sitter.” Director David Gordon Green and screenwriters Brian Gatewood...

Achbishop calls human dignity a primary doctrine of church

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Calling the dignity of the human person “a primary doctrine” of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New...

Irish priests struggle, hurt by sins of the minority

Catholic News Service DUBLIN -- Father Damien McGroarty, 29, is one of the youngest diocesan priests in Ireland. Ordained just over a year ago, he...

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