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Massacres under way in Sudanese border region, says bishop

VATICAN CITY — A Sudanese bishop said the world has forgotten people in his diocese, where thousands of people have sought shelter from a...

Bishop: Church has long sought ‘decent health care for all’

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said that “long before the current battles” over health care reform and the federal contraception...

Biography depicts spiritual vibrancy of Maryknoll Sisters’ foundress

“On the Threshold of the Future: The Life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Founder of the Maryknoll Sisters” by Claudette LaVerdiere, MM....

Life revolves around water in Lima’s poor neighborhoods

LIMA, Peru — Of all the parts of her tiny, wooden house on a parched hillside at the city's edge, Emilia Lazo Campos is...

Hong Kong cardinal warns of schism in Chinese church

VATICAN CITY — Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun warned that the Chinese Catholic Church is "on the verge of a schism" between communities cooperating...

Illinois bishop accepts priest’s resignation over refusal to use new Mass...

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville has accepted the resignation of a longtime pastor with whom he has had discussions about...

Pope warns of indifference masked as ‘respect for privacy’

VATICAN CITY — In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful to be concerned for one another and “not to remain...

Church leaders to ask forgiveness for protecting abusers

ROME — A Vatican cardinal will lead a penitential vigil to show contrition for the sexual abuse of children by priests and for the...

Komen reverses decision, reinstates grants to Planned Parenthood

  DALLAS (CNS) — The Feb. 3 decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to reinstate grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates for breast cancer...

Cardinal Bevilacqua dies at age 88

PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, retired archbishop of Philadelphia, died Jan. 31 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he resided. According to the Philadelphia...

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