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On his knees, Raleigh bishop asks for forgiveness during reparation Mass

Calling sex abuse a "horrible crime," Bishop Luis Zarama dropped to his knees on the church's behalf to ask forgiveness during a reparation Mass celebrated Sept. 25 at Raleigh, North Carolina.


At Pax Christi conference, volunteers clean up Baltimore lots

With a heat index over 100 degrees, two busloads of a mostly 50-plus-year-old-crowd of Catholic peace activists attending the conference tried to help tidy up the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

Des Moines Catholic Worker talks women's ordination

Defying hierarchical ban, Iowa community invites excommunicated speakers to its 40th anniversary, but others ask: What would Dorothy Day do?

Berrigan's life lesson: fidelity has its payoffs

Remembering Berrigan: Family, friends, Jesuits, activists celebrate Mass of Christian burial for priest, poet, peacemaker Fr. Dan Berrigan.