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Atlanta archbishop will sell new residence at center of controversy

ATLANTA — Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory announced April 5 that he will vacate the archbishop's residence in early May and move into another...

Church leaders urge Senate to pass Smarter Sentencing Act

WASHINGTON — Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain...

Cardinal praises Philippines’ peace accord with Muslim rebels

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ newest cardinal was among 1,000 guests who witnessed the peace agreement between the government and the country’s largest Muslim...

$1.1million stolen from U.S. Pontifical Mission Societies recovered

NEW YORK — Following an 18-month investigation, the Pontifical Mission Societies announced March 25, in a joint statement with the Office of the New...

Michigan bishops call judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage ban ‘regrettable’

LANSING, Mich. — A U.S. District Court judge’s March 21 ruling that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional does not change the fact...

Morning homily: Humility and prayer needed to hear the word of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Anyone who desires to hear the word of God must first be humble and then capable of prayer, Pope...

National shrine a ‘fitting tribute’ to John Paul II, says U.S....

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ March 19 designation of a center in Washington as the St. John Paul II National Shrine reflects U.S. Catholics’...

N.J. priest laicized by Vatican

NEWARK, N.J. — Vatican officials laicized a New Jersey priest who violated a 2007 court memorandum of understanding that prohibited unsupervised contact with minors. Michael...

Chinese bishop, who was imprisoned 20 years, dies at 96

HONG KONG — Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang of Shanghai, a prominent leader of China's underground Catholic Community, died after a brief illness March 16...

Congress invites Pope Francis to address a joint session

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress if he comes to the U.S. in 2015 recognizes...

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