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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops' conference...

How can human dignity be enhanced through public policy?

WASHINGTON -- Human dignity: It hasn't quite become a campaign issue, but it's coming close. Former Vice President Joe Biden started it. Speaking July 21...

Supreme Court overturns ‘wrongly decided’ fair-share union fees case

WASHINGTON -- By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was "wrongly decided" and overruled...

Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster...

WASHINGTON -- Maybe it was the request by the Pentagon for 20,000 mattresses as military bases become, at least partly, shelters for detained border...

Immigrant kids at border present and accounted for – and number...

WASHINGTON -- Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy for immigrants crossing illegally into the United States, resulting in children being...

Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap. So it was for William Friedkin,...

U.S. Catholics' political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- In the advent of Pope Francis' fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows...

Son's meeting with birth mother who nearly aborted him made into...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- David Scotton knew he had been adopted, but he didn't really know the circumstances behind it until his birth mother...

‘Politics for peace’ prompts question of what it would look like

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- When Pope Francis said, in the title of his 2017 World Day of Peace message, that he wanted to see...

Church inadequate in role against racism, Bishop Murry says

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The bishop who chairs the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism gave a sobering assessment of U.S. Catholics'...

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