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Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Thomas P. Melady dies

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas P. Melady, who served in several diplomatic posts and continued to play a...

Pope Francis captures imaginations well beyond the Catholic Church

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Less than a year into his pontificate, Pope Francis has become a phenomenon far beyond the Catholic Church. As Time magazine...

Donation to Catholic University draws complaint

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Fifty prominent Catholics have signed a letter to The Catholic University of America questioning the decision to accept a $1...

Guide for faith-based participation in government programs issued

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has issued guidelines for how federally funded faith-based programs should be administered, ranging from explanations of what...

Reasons for hope in trying times for women

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In what the organizer described as “an experiment in hope in trying times,” a prominent theologian and another speaker known...

Analysis: Ruling over teacher’s firing could have far-reaching implications

Catholic News Service The direction the courts will take with other cases related to religious employment is far from clear, but the Supreme Court's Jan....

High court upholds church school’s exception to federal law

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Jan. 11 upheld the idea that a "ministerial exception" to anti-discrimination laws means the church can't be...

Black Catholics’ survey finds strong ties to church

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- African-American Catholics are much more engaged in their church on a variety of levels than are white Catholics, concludes the...

Cardinal says U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans to be created Jan....

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE -- A new ordinariate, functionally similar to a diocese, will be created Jan. 1 to bring Anglicans into the U.S. Catholic...

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