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Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON — Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at a Nov. 27 forum on the...

Voices of sisters rise as at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

WASHINGTON -- To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was...

Bishop Cantu: ‘Best practices’ in dealing with sex abuse is simply...

BALTIMORE -- As the U.S. bishops, individually and collectively, pursue "best practices" in their dioceses and for the country on how to deal with...

Archival discovery at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

WASHINGTON — Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means “Crystal Night,” but it is more commonly...

Anti-Semitism of past generations flared anew in Pittsburgh shooting

WASHINGTON — In some quarters, people thought anti-Semitism had been swept under the rug. But hiding it didn’t mean getting rid of it, as...

Catholic baseball coach’s story of loss and redemption told in new...

WASHINGTON — Longtime baseball writer and broadcaster Tim Kurkjian has called it “the greatest baseball story ever told.” And one of its central characters...

Pew Research poll shows lower popularity among Americans for Pope Francis

WASHINGTON -- With Pope Francis midway into the sixth year of his pontificate, the percentage of U.S. Catholics who view him favorably, while still...

Conference celebrates ‘partnership’ between Reagan, St. John Paul II

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The United States' "cold warriors" from 30 and more years ago didn't come in from the cold, but from 85-degree heat,...

International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued...

American bishops respond, divided on veracity of Archbishop Vigano allegations

WASHINGTON -- Several American bishops responded quickly upon hearing of the charges leveled by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to the...

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