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Black (and Catholic) Like Me in Ferguson

A Department of Justice report reveals a pattern of institutional racism in the depressed Missouri town, but one observer says the problem of fatherlessness is another key factor that must be addressed.

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The Bishops Farrell: An Answer to an Irish Mother’s Prayers

Bishop Brian Farrell calls the Vatican home, while younger brother Kevin shepherds the Diocese of Dallas.

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Pope Francis to Visit White House Sept. 23

The announcement of the Pope’s visit to the White House comes at a time of mixed relations between President Obama and U.S. Church leaders.

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A Grave Problem: NJ Ban on Religious Headstone Sales Could Violate Constitution

The bill, signed into law March 23 by Gov. Chris Christie, bars any 'religious corporation, association, organization or society' that owns, controls or manages a cemetery from selling memorials, vaults or mausoleums.

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‘Led by God’s Hand’: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Communion With Christ

Sister M. Regina van den Berg’s book opens a new chapter in the life of a philosopher saint.

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President Mahmoud Abbas Invited to Vatican to Attend Palestinians’ Canonization Mass

Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam Baouardy, Palestinians born in the 19th century, will be canonized May 17.

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Tears for Farkhunda: Catholics Join International Outcry Over Afghan Woman’s Savage Killing

The 28-year-old victim was lynched March 19 by a mob after an accusation, later refuted by police officials, that she burned a Quran.

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'Evangelium Vitae' Turns 20

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pope John Paul II's encyclical coined the term ‘culture of death’ and offered a wake-up call for the West.

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