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U.S. Supreme Court to hear two challenges to the Affordable Care...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Nov. 26 to take up two cases that challenge provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring employers...

Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses win injunction against HHS mandate

PITTSBURGH — A federal judge Nov. 21 granted the Pittsburgh and Erie dioceses a preliminary injunction against the federal health care law’s contraceptive mandate,...

US high court justice denies HHS injunction; lower court grants one...

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied two companies’ request for an injunction while they challenge part of the Department of Health and Human...

Dissident opposes China’s forced abortion policy

TORONTO — As Chinese and U.S. diplomats sought a resolution to the diplomatic crisis surrounding Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, many Chinese-Americans turned their attention...

Dioceses defend against in vitro suits filed by fired teachers

Both the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., are defending themselves against lawsuits filed by Catholic school teachers who...

Pope names auxiliary bishops for Brooklyn

WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI has named two priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., to serve as auxiliary bishops there. Msgr. Paul Robert Sanchez,...

Papal visit said to help ‘reawakening’ of church in Cuba

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The March visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict XVI has helped reawaken people’s interest in the Catholic Church, according to two...

Phila. archbishop releases e-book on religious freedom

At the heart of defeating attacks on the country’s religious liberty is the need for faithful to rebuild a Christian culture that serves as...

Illicit ordinations in China cause scandal, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY — Lay Catholics in China have been scandalized by priests who are ordained bishops without papal approval and by the participation of...

Conn. governor signs death penalty repeal

HARTFORD, Conn. — In what he called “a moment of sober reflection, not celebration,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a bill...

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