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School choice about fairness, not handouts, advocates say

Hundreds of Catholic school students, parents and other supporters joined a school choice rally Sept. 25 at a Chicago building that houses Illinois state...

Spanish bishop, who was Opus Dei leader, beatified

MADRID — A Spanish bishop who worked as an engineer before becoming first prelate of the Opus Dei movement has been beatified in his...

New Sydney archbishop wants to regain trust of Catholics

SYDNEY — New Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher has pledged to regain the confidence of Australian Catholics and the broader community in the wake of...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour gets a boost from Biden

DES MOINES, Iowa — “We the people, we the voters” is the theme of the third “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which kicked off...

Cardinal Dolan backs decision to allow gay groups to march in...

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he continues to support the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee after it lifted a ban...

Labor Day 2014 — U.S. bishops lament young adults’ high unemployment...

WASHINGTON — In their 2014 Labor Day statement, the U.S. bishops denounced the fact young adults have “borne the brunt” of unemployment and underemployment...

Did you hear? Pope sees saintly virtue in refusal to gossip

The refusal to gossip is the quickest way to sainthood, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience Aug. 27. “How much gossip (happens) in...

Patriarch calls Islamic State invasion ‘attempted genocide’

BEIRUT — Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan called the Islamic State invasion...

Phila. auxiliary bishop to lead Toledo diocese

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, to head the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio. Archbishop Carlo Maria...

Panic, hunger spread among quarantined West Africans in Ebola areas

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Hunger and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of...

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