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German bishops acknowledge shared guilt of churches on WWI anniversary

BERLIN — As the world marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, Germany’s Catholic bishops urged efforts to overcome “destructive self-interest” and acknowledged...

Native American Catholics recharge their faith at Tekakwitha meeting

FARGO, N.D. — On the 75th anniversary of the Tekakwitha Conference, Native American Catholics came together again to review the past, plan for the...

Christian groups urge Obama to take action to stop violence in...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Christian organizations called on President Barack Obama to take direct action to stop the current violence in the Gaza Strip and...

Archbishop Chaput says Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia next year –...

Catholic News Service Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S....

White House planning new way for Catholic employers to opt out...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop...

Catholic Relief adviser: Filipinos found shelter before typhoon struck

MANILA, Philippines — An emergency adviser for Catholic Relief Services said many Filipinos learned from Typhoon Haiyan and willingly went to shelters before Typhoon...

Voters in two states to consider legalizing recreational pot in 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When someone close to Teresa Miller developed an addiction to prescription pain medication in 2009, the Florida mom was...

Senate blocks bill that aimed at reversing Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell...

Knights pledge $1.4 million to Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus has pledged $1.4 million to help cover costs for next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The donation, announced...

Utah to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage ban to Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s attorney general said July 9 the state will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of overturning...

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