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So Dad, what do you want for Father’s Day?

"So Dad, what do you want for Father's Day?" This annual question from my five kids is a fact of life, just as inevitable as...

Pope Francis names special delegate for pastoral care of Lourdes pilgrims

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has named a special delegate for the pastoral care of pilgrims to the French shrine of Our Lady of...

Cardinal George Pell back to prison in Melbourne to await appeal...

MELBOURNE, Australia  -- Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of...

National Institutes of Health banned from using fetal tissue from elective...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services banned the National Institutes of Health from using human fetal stem cells from...

Bishop Paprocki bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature "who promoted or...

U.S. pro-lifers set the tone for movement to end abortion overseas

TORONTO — As if tariffs, climate change and immigration policy weren’t enough to put a wedge between Canada and the U.S., abortion legislation across...

House passes bill to provide permanent legal protection for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee June 4 praised the U.S. House for passing a measure that gives permanent legal...

D-Day remembered: No greater love than laying down life for one’s...

WASHINGTON -- In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy...

Airborne news conferences offer chance for unscripted glimpse of Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' inflight news conferences are arguably less newsy than when his pontificate began, mostly because he has been insisting the...

Update: Archbishop Lori says investigation reveals accounts of sexual harassment by...

BALTIMORE -- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore released additional details June 5 about the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties...

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