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St. Louis -- 'Vatican II priests' meet, express new hope -- Association of U.S. Catholic Priests meeting.

US priests association takes on Müller

Madison, Wis. -- Catholic diocese changes process for baptism of children of same-sex couples -- All requests must go through office of the vicar general

More from Wisconsin: Another Republican Tells GOP to Back Off Marriage Opposition -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin: "I'm pretty traditional guy, almost 60 years old. I think marriage is between a man and a woman. But again if the voters decide that they want gay marriage, I’m not going to oppose it."

Archbishop accused of abuse is reportedly at liberty in Rome

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

San Diego -- Predator priest thought to be on the run in Southern California

Education: A way up for Cambodian women escaping the sex-trade by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy.Global Sisters Report Global Sisters Report, devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

The Economist accuses Pope Francis of ‘following Lenin’

Cleveland -- Thieves strike Detroit Ave. Roman Catholic church(with video)

Seattle -- Archdiocese to pay $12 million to settle sex abuse claims at 2 schools

St. John of Nepomuk Church at Zelená Hora -- Czech state to return UNESCO-listed sight to Catholic church

Canterbury, England -- Anglicans and Catholics to face each other in Canterbury cricket match -- The match will raise funds for the Global Freedom Network, the joint Anglican-Roman Catholic anti-trafficking initiative launched in March.

Commentary: Protect border children: Opposing view by Mark J. Seitz, the bishop of El Paso

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