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Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops approved a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”)...

Proposed protocol outlines restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

WASHINGTON — If a credible accusation of sexual misconduct has been reported against a retired bishop, his successor may act to limit the retired...

No ‘Hesburgh’ picture without ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ filmmaker says

WASHINGTON — Patrick Creadon, who made the new documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who led the University of Notre...

Marine vet counts on prayer, faith to reunite with deported husband

WASHINGTON — In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four...

New head of CLINIC is experienced litigator, expert on immigration law

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Many people might not have noticed that Anna Gallagher took over Feb. 1 as executive director of the Catholic Legal...

Fish sandwiches for Lent? Here’s a scorecard for the fast-food joints...

WASHINGTON -- Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he'd better not add meat to...

Actor Gary Sinise and family followed a journey to Catholicism

WASHINGTON -- Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," followed a rather unusual path...

Community land trusts a possible answer for escalating housing costs

WASHINGTON — Community land trusts are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the United States in 2019, and Catholic figures had a role in their...

Sister Norma Pimentel recognized by CCHD for work with immigrants

WASHINGTON — Although her work along the Texas-Mexico border has brought her fame and celebrity, Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of...

International study suggests religious people are happier

WASHINGTON — Charles Schulz, in his “Peanuts” comic strip, coined the adage, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” However, the results of a wide-ranging study that...

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