Katie Collins Scott is NCR staff reporter. Her email address is kcscott@ncronline.org. Follow her on Twitter at @KatieCScott.

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How are Catholic hospitals addressing Black maternal health inequities?

While Catholic health care leaders have launched initiatives to reduce inequities, some researchers and advocates suggest Black women are disproportionately harmed by the religious directives that inform Catholic-based care.

Fires, graffiti, red paint are among ways Portland churches vandalized

Four Portland Catholic churches have been vandalized in the span of about six weeks. At least one incident involved a group protesting the recent discovery of unmarked graves at primarily Catholic-run schools in Canada, while other instances appear to be the work of disgruntled teens and individuals with general anger toward the church.

Efforts to better world by Opus Prize finalists called 'noble, holy work'

"My brother was murdered by a drive-by shooting at the age of 18 years old," says a young man from Chicago whose emotion-stained voice plays in a video.

Former University of Portland president listed in grand jury abuse report

A past president of the University of Portland, Holy Cross Br. Raphael Wilson, is listed in the recently released grand jury report investigating the widespread alleged sexual abuse of children within six Pennsylvania dioceses.