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Cardinal O’Malley Preaches Clarity in Dealing With Clerical Sex Abuse

Boston’s archbishop, a member of Pope Francis’ Commission for the Protection of Minors, said the Church’s failure to sanction bishops who enabled priests’ abusive behavior damaged its credibility.

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St. Thérèse’s Parents to Be Saints in First Joint Canonization of a Married Couple

Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin will be elevated to sainthood in October, in conjunction with the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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Cardinal Pell’s Vatican Economy Office Gets New Statutes, Expanded Duties

The statutes of the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and the Office for the General Auditor provided a legal framework to the three new Vatican offices.

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Catholic Media Outlets Join Together to Call for End to Capital Punishment

The joint editorial comes a month before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging lethal injection protocol as cruel and unusual punishment.

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National Catholic Journals Unite: ‘Capital Punishment Must End’

‘It is time for our nation to embody its commitment to the right to life by abolishing the death penalty once and for all.’

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Notre Dame Bids Farewell to Father Theodore Hesburgh

The Holy Cross priest, who died Feb. 26 at the age of 97, was an exemplar of the confident Catholicism of the post-war era, yet critics assert he opened the door to the university's secularization.

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Vandals Attack Holy Land’s Church of Dormition

In five years, 40 Christian and Muslim holy sites in the Holy Land have been damaged by extremists, reports an Israeli anti-hate coalition.

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Full-Court Press: Alabama Orders Halt on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Licenses

The high court’s 7-1 decision March 3 conflicts with a federal judge’s ruling last month.

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