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What do you think of the Republican push to embrace immigrants? Jeb in the Vortex by Maureen Dowd

Manila, Philippines -- The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the constitutionality of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. The Catholic church, which counts over 80 percent of the country’s 100 million population as members, had led street protests denouncing the law as “evil.”

Women of Philippine slum welcome birth control victory

India -- Catholic priests ordered to pull out of elections -- One cleric already suspended, second suspension likely.

Study indicates wide rejection of new translations by US clergy

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Additional Vatican synod survey reports tell similar stories

Nun at center of Charlotte Catholic High controversy goes on leave

Commentary: When it comes to resisting the temptations of wealth and opulence, Pope Francis hoes a long, uphill row by John M. Crisp

Anglican, Catholic bishops unite to praise the role of food banks

Cincinnati -- Catholic teachers navigate big rulebook to avoid being fired

Too much faith: How Albany pols double-crossed the church on tax credits -- A cardinal and nine bishops walk into the state Capitol -- and the very bad joke was on them.

Tucson, Ariz. -- Mother lives in church, fighting daughter's detainment

Cordoba, Argentina -- Archbishop defends decision to allow baptism of lesbian couple’s child -- As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio insisted that all children should be baptized, whatever the situation of their parents. Baptisms in the Buenos Aires region are said to have quadrupled as a result of the then-Cardinal Bergoglio’s policy.

Los Angeles -- A couple's commitment to skid row doesn't waver. Catholic Workers Jeff Dietrich and Catherine Morris

Commentary: Why Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal Is So Dangerous -- Do we really want to cripple the church’s ability to stand as the world’s last great defender of marriage?

Seattle -- Gay Boy Scout Master Refuses to Leave Post. BSA organization wants him removed, but parents and church sponsor of the troop support him.

Art collective aims to humanize drone casualties with massive portraits of victims

France's far-right to ban faith-based school lunch options

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