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ACLU Uses Abortion as Lever to Shut Down Catholic Agencies’ Work With Minors

A lawsuit filed in federal court seeks to sever Catholic agencies’ relationship with the federal government and effectively end its access to unaccompanied youth who have migrated from Central America.

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Benedict XVI: Consummate Priest

EDITORIAL: Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Benedict’s ordination and his humble, courageous witness to truth.

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Forthcoming Book Will Highlight ‘Most Important Stages of Life of Joseph Ratzinger’

Compilation of the pope emeritus’ interviews, conducted a few months after Benedict XVI’s Feb. 28, 2013, resignation, with German journalist Peter Seewald debuts in September.

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SDG Reviews ‘The Innocents’

A haunting Polish film about the travails of a community of nuns in the wake of World War II explores religious and moral questions around faith, suffering and the nature of evil from a female point of view.

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What Are the Differences Between Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Anyway?

The recent Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox provides an opportunity to review the differences between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.

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The Trouble With Secularist Witch Hunts

COMMENTARY: ‘I am not a hater’ in today’s society is the equivalent of ‘I am not a witch’ from days of yore.

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A Cardinal Celebrates His Birthday in Rio — With the Homeless

The archbishop of the Brazilian city said he wanted to shed witness to the Year of Mercy doing the works of mercy.

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He Escaped Communist Vietnam on a Fishing Boat, and Now He’s a Bishop

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen became a refugee after the fall of Saigon, and found welcome in Australia.

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Chinese Church Conundrum: Why Did Bishop Ma Recant?

Analysts interpret the apparent turnabout by the Shanghai bishop, who has been jailed since 2012 for distancing himself from the state-controlled Patriotic Association, as a pressure tactic by China’s Communist regime.

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A Call for Prayers and Rubber Boots After Deadly West Virginia Floods

West Virginia has seen its worst natural disaster in decades, and the state’s Catholic bishop is calling on the Church for help.

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Pope Prays for Turkey and Asks the Lord to ‘Convert the Hearts of the Violent’

The Holy Father also spoke of the holy witness of Sts. Peter and Paul at his June 29 Angelus.

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Pope’s Armenia Voyage Advances East-West Unity

The June 24-26 visit to the world’s first Christian state culminated in a joint declaration calling for ‘more decisive collaboration’ in theology, prayer and promotion of Christian values.

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‘Ominous Sign’: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Washington Pharmacy Case

‘If this is a sign of how religious-liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead,’ Justice Samuel Alito said, ‘those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.’

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