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Supreme Court sides with religious freedom in same-sex wedding cake dispute

WASHINGTON -- In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up...

Catholic seminaries selected for program promoting faith-science dialogue

WASHINGTON -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced in Science magazine that it has chosen seven seminaries to participate in its...

Archdiocese’s joint reorganization plan provides $210 million to survivors

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse...

Supreme Court has unfinished business before end of current term

WASHINGTON -- As the Supreme Court prepares to wrap up its current term by the end of June, Catholic Church leaders are among those...

Panama’s church leaders hope World Youth Day strengthens parishes

PANAMA CITY — The Church of Christ the Redeemer was built with Panama’s hot and humid weather in mind. There are no walls on...

U.S. Franciscans vote to form one new organization out of six...

CINCINNATI — Franciscan friars in their order’s six U.S. provinces voted May 30 to form one new organization to reinvigorate Franciscan life in this...

Mass of support set for Ellicott City, hit hard again by...

BALTIMORE -- For the second time in three years, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore will celebrate a Mass at St. Paul Church in...

Living Our Faith: Mission Trips

Each year, many Catholic universities, colleges, high school, parishes and dioceses embark on mission trips, or service trips. Fear, financial concerns, life responsibilities -- these...

Appeals court upholds decision overturning California assisted suicide

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A California appeals court has denied Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request for an immediate stay on a lower court ruling that...

Students say FOCUS mission trips strengthen their faith, desire to serve

DENVER — In March, Ryan Clydesdale was looking forward to heading to Hawaii with friends for spring break, “but deep down I kept feeling...

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