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In ‘very religious’ USA, Gallup sees Delaware residents as ‘moderately’ so...

  PRINCETON, N.J. — Delaware is the only state where more residents said they were moderately religious (34 percent) than very religious or nonreligious (33...

Bishops reject latest HHS proposal on contraceptives mandate

WASHINGTON — Even with a new federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage,...

Rebels destroy Caritas office, church in Mali

VATICAN CITY — Rebels fighting to establish a separate state in northern Mali destroyed a Caritas office and a local church in Gao, one...

Religious ed congress draws 40,000 to Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Catholics from 41 countries and 47 U.S. states gathered in Anaheim or watched the live webcast of the annual Los Angeles...

Religious freedom rallies held

Hundreds of people gathered March 23 in front of U.S. courthouses, state capitols and historic sites to support religious freedom and protest a federal...

Phila. ex-priest admits abuse; lawsuits settled, filed

PHILADELPHIA — As two of his former colleagues prepared to face trial on abuse-related charges, a former priest of the Philadelphia archdiocese was sentenced...

Chinese bishop taken into custody for lessons

HONG KONG — Coadjutor Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou and his chancellor, Father Paul Jiang Sunian, were taken into custody by government officials...

St. Louis archdiocese to appeal ruling on former parish

Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis said a judge's ruling against efforts by the St. Louis archdiocese and...

Stem-cell research debate rests on value of human life, says researcher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The ethics of embryonic stem-cell research can't be discussed in isolation, said Maureen Condic, a neurobiology researcher at the University of...

Notre Dame to honor retired Catholic Relief leader

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ken Hackett, who retired in December after 18 years as president of Catholic Relief Services, will receive the University of...

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