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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...

The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago laid groundwork for addressing...

WASHINGTON -- When Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago developed a comprehensive plan over a two-year period, in 1991 and 1992, to address clerical...

Interfaith activists present plan to Biden administration to speed up reunification...

WASHINGTON -- An interfaith collection of religious activists is asking the Biden administration to step up the pace of family reunification to remedy the...

Panelists debate what gets people out of poverty and keeps them...

WASHINGTON — What methods work best at getting people out of poverty — and keeping them out — was the subject of debate during...

Emotional, psychological and physical trauma of coronavirus pandemic beginning to be...

WASHINGTON   -- The psychological and emotional trauma of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is only now beginning to be felt, and is bound to keep...

‘Dirty Dozen’ list of companies keeps exploitative, illicit content rolling as...

WASHINGTON -- There were dozens of companies that came under consideration for the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of companies produced by the National Center...

After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to...

WASHINGTON -- Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic's response to Lent is giving up, as in "What are you giving up for Lent?" If you...

Inequities in health care exposed during pandemic, Catholic Health Association official...

WASHINGTON — Inequities in U.S. health care have long existed, but the coronavirus pandemic has exposed them to wider scrutiny, according to Kathy Curran,...

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