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Catholic leaders decry executions in Idaho, Florida

BOISE, Idaho -- After a last-minute delay, Paul E. Rhoades was executed by the state of Idaho Nov. 18 at the maximum security prison...

Youth honor Christ with electronic ‘holy shoutout’

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 2,000 years after his birth, Christ the King was honored in a historic way with a massive electronic "holy shoutout"...

Vatican paper says Bard of Avon was a secret Catholic

VATICAN CITY -- There is "little doubt" that William Shakespeare was a Catholic who was forced to hide his faith in Protestant England while...

Cardinal Law turns 80, replaced at Rome basilica

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal Bernard F. Law, former archbishop of Boston, has been replaced as archpriest of the Rome Basilica of St. Mary...

Fear silences Christians in Pakistan, archbishop says

TORONTO — Fear has silenced the voice of Pakistani Christians since the political murder of Shahbaz Bhatti last spring, said the retired archbishop of...

Priest describes being attacked in Haiti

MONTREAL -- A Quebec priest, Franciscan Father Raymond Mailhiot, has published a harrowing account of an armed holdup that he survived in Haiti. In a...

Analysis: Tax-exempt religious groups restricted in political activity but speaking out

WASHINGTON -- The names on the ballot may change from one election to another, but the guidelines for what tax-exempt religious organizations can and...

U.S. bishops discuss religious liberty, marriage, finances at meeting

BALTIMORE — During their annual three-day fall assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops' discussed threats to religious liberty, efforts to support traditional marriage and...

Nun who worked for tribal rights killed in India

NEW DELHI -- A 53-year-old nun from Kerala who led campaigns to defend tribal rights was shot dead in the eastern Indian state of...

Catholic women urged to oppose death penalty

CHICAGO -- Work to end the death penalty. That’s what Sister Helen Prejean asked of more than 650 women Nov. 9 at the National...

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