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3 hrs ago | Salon
In a promising blow against blazing ignorance this week, the National University of Ireland in Galway has suspended the school's Legion of Mary after the group distributed leaflets encouraging students to "move beyond the confines of the homosexual label."
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8 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Former South African President Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on December 15 following a state funeral expected to draw major world leaders, mourners and celebrities on a scale not seen since the funeral for the late Pope John Paul II, the government announced Friday.
12 hrs ago | Patch.com
By Jason Ruiter Capital News Service The Maryland Catholic Church lost more than 100,000 members between 2000 and 2010 according to the U.S. Religion Census, but a more direct and humble approach by Pope Francis is leading many to believe he may help re-energize the faithful.
16 hrs ago | Boise Weekly
The demonstration began with a benediction led by Father Jesus Camacho, of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Boise, who spoke on the need for justice and human rights in Idaho and around the world.
Akers missed his fifth field goal of the season wide right from 31 yards in last week's 40-10 win... A Muskegon woman, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union, has sued the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, alleging the group's anti-abortion directive denies pregnant women in crisis proper medical care / 2004 photo by REGINA H.
"Making All Things New," the latest reform initiative of the Archdiocese of New York, is about to shift into high gear.
The list was published in the online edition of The Catholic Spirit, the archdiocesan newspaper, in response to ongoing litigation of childhood sexual abuse cases in Ramsey County against the church and individual priests.
RCMP in New Brunswick say a retired Roman Catholic priest faces several charges, including one count of sexual assault, in connection with alleged incidents involving boys in the 1970s and 80s.
Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned.
Pope Francis has set up a committee to fight child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and give pastoral care to victims following a recommendation from a council of cardinals he has asked to advise him.
Wichita, KS- What started out as the dream of a small Catholic High School class in Beloit, Kansas, has turned into a national pro-life event aimed at activating youth to stand against abortion.
John Dennis Apel in the front yard of the Catholic Workers home he runs with his wife in Guadalupe, Calif., before heading to his monthly protest outside the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Inland Catholics have six days to fill out a survey on how the church should approach such issues as same-sex marriage, divorce and living together outside marriage.
The head of the Ukrainian Church revealed that in a recent private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff praised the structure of Eastern Churches for their emphasis on collaboration among bishops.
A homeless 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the shooting death of a longtime Catholic deacon in Houma.
Pope Francis is pushing the Catholic church to lay off of abortion and homosexuality, saying the church has become too "obsessed."