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Same-sex marriage is new test for Catholic institutions used to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Weigel Criticizes +O'Malley, Bishops over Border Mass

Atlanta’s archbishop to sell mansion -- $2.2 million residence will cease to be his home in May

NCR looks at the question of bishops' compensation: How much is a bishop worth?

Local media look at local bishops' abodes: What kind of house does Dallas Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell live in? and Home of Tampa Bay's Catholic bishop doesn't measure up to those under scrutiny elsewhere

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Another story that involves the bishop's residence: Buffalo, N.Y. -- Making voices heard, members of diocese rally on bishop’s lawn to oppose school closures

Manchester, N.H. -- Selling of Catholic church properties is a sign of the times

Lincoln Park, Mich. -- This is what it sounds like when a neighborhood church closes

Twenty years on from Rwanda, what did we learn? -- The mass atrocities taking place in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic show we have failed to uphold our obligations under The Responsibility to Protect.

Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide Rwanda has wowed donors and investors with its economic gains.

Philippines: The day before the Supreme Court is to rule on the Reproductive Health Law, survey finds 72 percent of public favor of its passage

Commemorating Connecticut's first anniversary of tougher gun laws, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy challenges NRA to support Affordable Care Act

Albany, N.Y. -- Bishop Howard J. Hubbard performs Sacrament of Confirmation for the last time as bishop. Set to retire Thursday.

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Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

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