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Newspaper has fallen on the wrong side of abortion dispute

By RICHARD DOERFLINGER The Senate debate over a new U.S. Supreme Court nomination has revived an older debate: whether that court should overrule its 1973...

Making the case for keeping faith in the Catholic church: Commentary

By JOHN GARVEY The news of ex-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick's crimes is deeply troubling for two reasons. The first is that it is a serious blow...

After Rwanda closes churches, bishops urge protection of religious rights

OXFORD, England — The Rwandan Catholic bishops’ conference urged the government of President Paul Kagame to preserve religious rights after government officials closed thousands...

Nebraska Catholic bishops invited all to pause to pray during execution

OMAHA, Neb. — The state of Nebraska Aug. 14 executed its first death-row prisoner in 21 years, convicted murderer Cary Dean Moore, who was...

UPDATE: Cardinal DiNardo, head of U.S. bishops, describes ‘moral catastrophe,’ outlines...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address...

A checklist for bishops in effort to heal church’s credibility woes:...

By GREG ERLANDSON WASHINGTON -- When Catholic News Service posted a short video of the Pennsylvania attorney general's Aug. 14 news conference announcing a grand...

‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

WATERBURY, Conn. — More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford...

Text of letter to O’Malley: McCarrick behavior ‘highly questionable’

WASHINGTON -- Here is the text of a June 17, 2015, letter written by Father Boniface Ramsey, administrator of a parish in the New...

Murdered Jesuit taught, worked with generations in Peru

LIMA, Peru -- A Spanish Jesuit priest who was found murdered in the boarding school where he lived was buried Aug. 12 in Chiriaco,...

Decades-long friendship with author flavors bio of Daniel Berrigan

"At Play in the Lions' Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan" by Jim Forest. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2017). 352 pp.,...

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