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Pew poll shows Pope Francis’ popularity in United States remains virtually...

WASHINGTON — The percentage of Catholic Americans who viewed Pope Francis favorably in September differs little, if at all, from the results of a...

Money spent on war on terror prompts thoughts of what might...

WASHINGTON — Some people consider the $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal being proposed by congressional Democrats a huge chunk of change. But it pales compared to...

Media literacy experts say containing ‘the fire hose’ of TV, internet,...

WASHINGTON -- How many hours are you interacting with media each day? It may be more than you think. It's one thing to surf the...

Richard Trumka, career as U.S. labor leader shaped by his Catholic...

WASHINGTON -- Richard Trumka, 72, president of the AFL-CIO since 2009 and the labor federation's secretary-treasurer for 14 years before that, died Aug. 5...

Author explores move from ‘How dare you market God?’ to ‘How...

WASHINGTON — How do you market somebody you can’t even take a lunch with? Fortunately, if you remember the Baltimore Catechism, there’s no need for...

Following petition to abolish federal death penalty, documentary chronicles murder case...

WASHINGTON — “The Phantom,” a new documentary on a capital murder case gone awry, is being released in theaters amid a Catholic Mobilizing Network...

Bishop OK sainthood causes for Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, Leonard LaRue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops gave their go-ahead to two dioceses to continue their efforts to make their case for a priest and a...

Twin brothers Luke and Ben Daghir on the path to priesthood...

WASHINGTON -- Not a day goes by that identical twins Luke and Ben Daghir don't get confused for each other. It's probably even more confusing...

Movie and television dads, once the hapless foil, are strong figures...

WASHINGTON — We’ll always have Homer Simpson with us. The animated bumbler was designed to be the antithesis to the got-it-all-under-control father types like...

Forty-five years in, future of Hyde Amendment in Congress is uncertain

WASHINGTON — The Hyde Amendment, born in 1976, has had a fairly long congressional history, but it could be marked for extinction. The amendment, which...

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