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East European church leaders fret about same-sex marriage ruling

WARSAW, Poland — Catholic leaders in central Europe vowed to uphold church teachings on marriage after Europe’s highest court ruled same-sex married couples should...

Australian law mandates reporting abuse admissions made in confessional

SYDNEY (CNS) -- Laws requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in some cases passed the Australian Capital Territory's Legislative Assembly in...

‘Play reminds us of joy, the joy of the Lord’

Now that two Catholic schools, the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University, have won the Division I national championships in women's and men's...

Living Our Faith: Sports and spirituality

What is a Catholic approach to sports? Can it make a difference? There are many analogies between spirituality and sport. Spiritual growth has the same requirements...

Archbishop Lori offers ‘love and encouragement’ in Maryland flood aftermath

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- In the immediate aftermath of the flood that washed through Main Street and other parts of historic Ellicott City May...

Refugee agency recommits to serving Syrians despite U.S. ‘retreat’

AMMAN, Jordan — The Jesuit Refugee Service pledged to continue supporting some of the 11 million displaced Syrians, including 9 million refugees, as the...

Women at conference speak up about #MeToo movement, sexual revolution

WASHINGTON — Mary Rice Hasson, director of the Catholic Women’s Forum and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said at a May...

Examination of conscience for graduates

Objectively we use hours, days, months and years to mark time. However, in our lived experience we rely on more relative terms. Our lives...

Living Our Faith: Graduation

Transition from one phase of life to the next offers the opportunity for reflection. After graduation, gap year volunteer experiences can expand recent graduates' worldviews and...

Annual audit of church’s abuse allegations shows cautious improvement

WASHINGTON -- The 15th annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" shows a...

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