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Jerusalem’s patriarch hopes pope’s Holy Land visit is ‘cry for peace’

AMMAN, Jordan — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he...

Philly priest released from prison after court reversed conviction

PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia archdiocesan priest was released from a Pennsylvania state prison Jan. 2 after an appeals court reversed his conviction for endangering...

Suspect arrested in death of Eureka, Calif., priest

EUREKA, Calif. -- The Eureka Police Department was investigating as murder the death of Father Eric Freed, the pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church,...

U.S. bishops’ president asks Obama for exemption from fines over ACA...

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked President Barack Obama to exempt religious institutions from fines related to health...

Courts provide Catholic groups last-minute relief from Affordable Care Act’s birth...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — In the midst of their New Year’s Eve celebration with low-income elderly residents, the Baltimore-based Little Sisters of the...

Milwaukee project makes, markets soaps to help former prostitutes

MILWAUKEE — Soothing aromas of peppermint, lavender, gingerbread and lemon verbena waft through the hallways of the Franciscan Peacemakers headquarters in Milwaukee. The comforting, inviting...

Istanbul residents recall former neighbor Angelo Roncalli, future saint

ISTANBUL — A large, beige-colored building sits on a corner of a semi-quiet street in Istanbul’s Sisli district. The stone structure once housed Archbishop Angelo...

Court orders Phila. priest released from prison

PHILADELPHIA — A panel of judges for a Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the decision on a priest's conviction in handling a clerical abuse case...

Judge strikes down HHS contraceptive mandate as applied to religious nonprofit...

NEW YORK — A spokesman for the New York archdiocese said it “welcomes and applauds” a Dec. 13 ruling by a federal judge granting...

Minnesota archbishop denies allegation, steps aside during investigation

St. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis is voluntarily stepping aside from all public ministry, effective immediately, while...

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