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Washington bishops support ballot initiative on gun violence prevention

SEATTLE — The Catholic bishops of Washington state endorsed a ballot initiative that would boost gun safety measures and restrict the purchase and ownership...

Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

MONTREAL — In a statement issued a few minutes after the broadcast of a story from Radio-Canada investigating sexual abuse allegedly committed by 10...

Choosing Catholicism and celebrating Black Catholic History Month

From the 1920s through the 1960s more than 300,000 African-Americans across the country chose to enter into communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Their...

USCCB, evangelicals weigh in on civic responsibility issues for election day

WASHINGTON -- Catholics are far from the only religion in the public-policy arena. One such Christian counterpart is the National Association of Evangelicals, which...

Collapse of multiple women’s religious groups feared due to shrinking numbers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The precipitous decline in the number of women in religious life and what it means to the church has people...

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley keeps them laughing at Al Smith dinner

NEW YORK -- In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as "evil" and "enemies," it is imperative to remember that...

U.S. attorney, federal grand jury subpoena all eight dioceses in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has received a subpoena as part of a federal grand jury investigating allegations of child sexual abuse and...

Report: Immigrant aid agencies urge end to family separation policies

WASHINGTON — A report from two leading faith-based agencies serving immigrants entering the United States from Mexico and Central America called on the federal...

The men in black habits show knack for making great beer...

MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. — It’s a brand-new brewery with a tradition reaching back 1,500 years, its charisms including welcoming visitors and giving the monks...

Parish ID card in Baltimore aimed at giving immigrants a chance...

BALTIMORE -- This generation of immigrants to Baltimore will continue to find a haven in the Catholic Church. That was the message Oct. 10 from...

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