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Bishop Anthony Fisher, Who Organized World Youth Day, Named Next Sydney Archbishop

He succeeds Cardinal George Pell, who now oversees the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy.

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San Diego Bishop Remembered for Christian Example in Life and Death

More than 1,000 people attended the 66-year-old bishop's funeral Mass Sept. 17.

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Spanish Youth Call on Government to Keep Pro-Life Promises

The People’s Party in Spain introduced legislation in 2013 that would ban abortion except in cases of rape or a doctor-verified risk to the mother’s health. However, the party is reportedly planning to drop the effort.

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Utah Polygamy ‘Sister Wives’ Case Invokes Religious-Liberty Arguments

A federal judge struck down part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law on the basis that it targeted ‘religious cohabitation,’ but stopped short of legalizing bigamy.

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Modern Moms Need Faith, Fellowship and Fun

The first Edel Gathering was held this summer; named after an Irish laywoman, Venerable Edel Quinn, the conference focused on helping mothers realize that they are not alone in their daily struggles.

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Bishops Praise Agreement on Low-Income Childcare Bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers agreed Sept. 12 on legislation that includes a parental-choice component.

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Vatican Author Discusses His Book, the Family and Archbishop Sheen

The Register interviews Msgr. Richard Soseman of the Congregation for Clergy.

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Bishop Tobin: Changes Needed in Approach, Not Teaching, on Divorce

The Providence, R.I., shepherd discussed the upcoming synod and how the Church can respond to the needs of its divorced-and-remarried faithful in a column in his diocesan newspaper.

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Vatican Commission for Protection of Minors Sets Oct. 4-5 Meeting

Pope Francis' council of cardinal advisers just concluded their sixth round of meetings Sept. 15-17.

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