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Prevalence of rape destroying Congo, says church official

The high incidence of rape in Congo is not just destroying women, but is destroying the nation's society, said the general secretary of the...

Tracing religious orders through church history

"The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World" by Elizabeth Rapley. Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing...

Deacon, an Afghanistan veteran, grateful for country, religious freedom

HARLINGEN, Texas -- When Deacon Catarino Villanueva arrived on Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, in 2005 for a yearlong deployment with the National Guard,...

Idaho Catholics urged to support commutation of death sentence

BOISE, Idaho -- Bishop Michael P. Driscoll of Boise has urged Catholics throughout the state to write to the Idaho Commission of Pardons and...

British court: Church can be held liable

MANCHESTER, England -- A British court has ruled that the Catholic Church can be held legally liable for the crimes of abusive clergy. The Nov....

Calif. bishop calls for good stewardship of God’s air

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The gift of clean air provided by God to humanity deserves to be protected through strong environmental stewardship by making changes...

Priests urge Hanoi Catholics to remain calm after attacks

HANOI, Vietnam -- Redemptorists at a Hanoi parish have urged local Catholics to keep calm after a mob led by government officials attacked a...

Analysis: Latin America’s indigenous want voice in use of their land

LIMA, Peru -- Most of the environmental battles Brother Paul McAuley fights seem endless, mainly conflicts between indigenous communities and loggers operating on their...

Pope condemns violence in Nigeria

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria and prayed for victims of the most recent wave of...

Mass unites Mexicans, Americans across border fence

ANAPRA, Mexico -- The Mexican bishop often exchanged glances with his American counterpart as they celebrated the All Souls' Day Mass. But instead of...

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