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Cardinal Wuerl blesses cemetery plaques honoring memory, legacy of slaves

  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  -- Saying the time had come to "right a wrong," Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl blessed and dedicated commemorative bronze plaques honoring...

Catholic groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the...

This is your moment to evangelize, convocation delegates told

Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. —Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl urged participants at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of The Gospel in America”...

Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Catholic congressman and Republican Steve Scalise and others when a...

U.S. bishops have varied stances on offering sanctuary to immigrants facing...

WASHINGTON — The bishop of Sacramento, California, said Catholic churches in the diocese could offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation, while the archbishop of...

New Trinity dome mosaic at national shrine will be ‘wonder to...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Builders, church leaders, choir members and journalists gathered atop eight floors of scaffolding, 159 feet high, in the Basilica of...

Washington’s Bishop Holley named bishop of Memphis

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis, Tennessee, and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin D....

Church’s teachings contribute to better society for all, says cardinal

WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church’s teachings on morals and social justice not only have a right to be heard in the public square, but...

Baltimore Mass June 21 to open U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — "Witnesses to Freedom" is the theme of the U.S. bishops’ fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom, which opens June 21, the vigil of...

Cardinal Wuerl, Biden among speakers at Georgetown interfaith peace forum

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Even though he wasn’t on the program, Vice President Joe Biden stole the show at a Georgetown University program promoting...

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