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Religious leaders condemn U.S. torture practices as report is released

The chairman of the U.S bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace said acts of torture outlined in a Senate Intelligence Committee report “violated...

Court hears arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor appeal

DENVER — Speaking on the steps of a federal courthouse in Denver Dec. 8, the mother provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor...

Knights of Columbus send $2.2 million to help refugees in Iraq,...

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Knights of Columbus announced its Christian Refugee Relief Fund has donated $2.2 million to help displaced Iraqi and Syrian...

Typhoon approaching Philippines: Manila cardinal asks prayers for safety, forgiveness for...

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle told churches to pray for safety and forgiveness for not taking care of the...

Benedictine sister coaches college football team’s kickers and punters

  Sister Lisa Maurer is a Benedictine nun who lives at the St. Scholastica Monastery, which shares a campus of the College of St. Scholastica...

Court stays execution of Texas inmate argued to be too mentally...

  AUSTIN, Texas — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Dec. 3 stayed the execution of Scott Louis Panetti to "fully consider the late arriving...

Hong Kong cardinal surrenders to police to help end street protests

HONG KONG — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, joined the civil disobedience movement organizers who surrendered to police Dec. 3,...

Photo of the week: Reunion at the border

U.S.-Mexico border Mass marked by painful reunion through the fence SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — The 18-car Union Pacific train blew its horn about 50 feet...

After grand jury report, Archbishop urges Ferguson, ‘Choose peace!’

  ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis urged residents of Ferguson, "Choose peace!" He made the comment in a statement...

Jesus invites all to risk ‘being more,’ says new Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO — At his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago Nov. 18, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich urged the congregation at Chicago’s Holy Name...

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