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‘The Great Dark’ includes the loss of Bob Lockwood, but his...

Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons. As the old joke goes, Southern California has only two: brushfire season and...

Vatican summit: Four primary audiences of Pope Francis close meetings with...

VATICAN CITY -- The long-awaited "Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church," nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering...

Cardinal DiNardo aims for ‘new ecclesial season’ to confront crisis

In the midst of the current crisis in our church -- with a once-admired cardinal accused of heinous acts, bishops widely judged incapable of...

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed for bishops

BALTIMORE — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s...

Tale of middle children is one of patience, leadership and caregiver

There's something new to worry about these days: the disappearance of the middle child. One of the side effects of shrinking family size is that...

Priest abused as a child says truth will set you free:...

"I believe the Lord has put me here for this very moment. Throughout all of the pain, the Lord has never left me alone....

Lesson for Vatican communications: Never alter an image

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest...

Assisted suicide ‘solution’ coerces the dying and families

My father-in-law died this past month. He was a good, hardworking man, an immigrant, self-taught and self-reliant. As is likely both the fear and the...

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