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U.S. bishops discuss religious liberty, marriage, finances at meeting

BALTIMORE — During their annual three-day fall assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops' discussed threats to religious liberty, efforts to support traditional marriage and...

Nun who worked for tribal rights killed in India

NEW DELHI -- A 53-year-old nun from Kerala who led campaigns to defend tribal rights was shot dead in the eastern Indian state of...

Catholic women urged to oppose death penalty

CHICAGO -- Work to end the death penalty. That’s what Sister Helen Prejean asked of more than 650 women Nov. 9 at the National...

Archbishop heartened by Obama’s response to religious liberty concerns

BALTIMORE -- After a lengthy report from the chairman of a new Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, the president of the U.S. Conference...

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...

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