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Judges block expansion of religious exemptions to HHS mandate

WASHINGTON — Two federal judges temporarily blocked the government from putting into effect new rules that would expand the exemption to the federal contraceptive...

Efforts to confront human trafficking get boost as Trump reauthorizes prevention...

WASHINGTON -- Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal...

DiNardo: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in...

BALTIMORE — A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse...

Vatican asks U.S. bishops to wait for February papal meeting before...

BALTIMORE -- At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss...

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

WASHINGTON — The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" to "make it...

Important agenda awaits as U.S. bishops confront abuse crisis and more

WASHINGTON -- The firestorm surrounding the clergy sex abuse crisis and the way some bishops handled allegations of abuse against priests will be an...

After 50 years, draft board protesters insist what they did was...

WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago in an act of civil disobedience, Bob Graf and 13 of his friends broke into nine neighboring draft boards...

Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity in church’s abuse response

WASHINGTON — An independent lay-run board that would hold bishops accountable for their actions, a national day for Mass or prayers of reparation, and...

Restaurant’s culinary program helps former inmates achieve success

CLEVELAND -- Joe Dawson is learning that there's a skill to cutting celery and it begins with how the chef's knife is held --...

Adorers lose religious freedom argument in natural gas line case

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that denied the religious freedom arguments of a Pennsylvania religious order that sought...

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