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Maryland Catholic doctor who treated patients in Sierra Leone dies from...

OMAHA, Neb. — A Maryland Catholic doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working at a Methodist hospital in the West African nation of...

N.J. assisted suicide bill rejects God’s design for life, says bishop

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey is “now on the road” to legalizing physician-assisted suicide, but “it is an option and a...

Vatican lifts ban on married priests for Eastern Catholics outside traditional...

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their...

Director of Priests for Life calls ruling in its HHS suit...

WASHINGTON — Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, said a federal appeals court that ruled against his organization in its challenge...

U.S. bishops OK liturgy items, endorse sainthood cause, hold elections

BALTIMORE — Though there were no actions on the U.S. bishops' agenda in Baltimore dealing with immigration, poverty and other public policy issues, the...

L.A. priest exonerated by Vatican court after 10 years of facing...

LOS ANGELES — A Vatican court has “definitively determined and ruled” that no allegations of sexual misconduct of any kind alleged against Msgr. Richard...

Michigan priest named new bishop of Fairbanks

Pope Francis has appointed Father Chad W. Zielinski, a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, to be bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks,...

Diocese asks African priests to defer vacation travel to West Africa

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a pastoral effort to ensure the safety of all concerned in the uncertainty of the Ebola outbreak, the Rochester Diocese...

Book reviews: Revealing the lives of early church fathers, and mothers

"When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers" by Marcellino D'Ambrosio. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2014). 320 pp., $19.99. "Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who...

Church protests beating deaths of Christian couple accused of blasphemy

THRISSUR, India (CNS) -- Catholic leaders in Pakistan protested the Nov. 4 beatings and burning of a young Christian couple accused of desecrating the...

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