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Seal of confession vs. effort to identify sex abusers clash in...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When Catholic clergy, penitents, theologians and canon lawyers look at the wording in a California state bill that would compel a...

Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin: I understand why people took offense at...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin issued a statement June 2 saying he regretted comments that "turned out to be so controversial"...

Illinois bishops rail against ‘extreme measure’ favoring abortion

CHICAGO  -- Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich June 1 said the Illinois Senate's passage of a bill "eliminating even minimal limitations on abortions under...

Stage set for enthronement of Ukrainian Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- In what promises to be one of the most impressive liturgical ceremonies in recent Philadelphia memory, an estimated 50 bishops will be...

Advice for Catholic life after college

A few years ago my sister graduated from college and was quickly introduced to the brave new world of "Catholic adulting." Life after college...

Ignatian Spirituality helps with post-graduation life

Mimi is a senior at Holy Cross High School. Several of her friends seem so sure about their college choice. Mimi is having a...

Europe’s bishops call for unity, cooperation after crucial EU elections

BRUSSELS — Catholic church leaders welcomed the outcome of key European Union elections as endorsing their continent’s unity, but also called for stronger dialogue...

Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called “an extreme...

Louisiana governor says he’ll sign newly approved ‘heartbeat bill’

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic, said he will sign into law a measure that makes nearly all...

Camden Diocese Bishop Emeritus Joseph Galante remembered for ‘dignity and...

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Bishop Joseph A. Galante, who headed the Diocese of Camden from 2004 until his retirement in 2013, died May 25 at...

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