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Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse

After Vatican removes immunity, Dominican court opens abuse case against ex-diplomat

Fall River, Mass. -- Local newspaper thanks retiring bishop for 11 years of service. Bishop George W. Coleman is "a shepherd who knows this city and region well. ... [He] has headed the diocese he previously served as a pastor, educator and vicar general.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo's new bishop named New guy tells Toledo Catholics to "Make Room For Daddy." He was eight years an auxiliary in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked in the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops for 15 years.

Catholic bishop in San Diego being treated for prostate cancer

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Sr. Nancy Sylvester's latest installment in her series Contemplation and changing consciousness Global Sisters ReportGlobal Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

A Nun’s Life Ministry continues nationwide tour

El Cajon, Calif. -- More than $500,000 raised for Iraqi Christians

China tells the Pope: Don't 'interfere' in atheist country's religion

Loyola Marymount University, Santa Clara University weigh options after California reverses an earlier decision that would have allowed eliminating coverage of elective abortions in their employee insurance plans.

Worcester, Massachusetts — A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from the parish where he served as pastor.

Dublin, Ireland -- Ancient parishes 'will be wiped out' if current vocations decline continues “Wishful thinking and unwarranted optimism are contributing to a denial of the depth of the crisis.”

Twinning programs create two-way street of solidarity in Haiti

A couple days old, but still fresh:

On a roll in the Holy Land, Legion compares Maciel to Magdalene

No, Marcial Maciel was not like Mary Magdalene, at all

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PP-header_with-outline.jpgPencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

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