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Eid-al-Fitr 2015: Muslims mark the end of Ramadan around the world

Commentary: Ignatius and Islam: Uncovering interfaith intersections by Jordan Denari

This story was posted in the morning on Thursday, but substantially updated by afternoon: Ruling against sisters latest, not last action in Obamacare cases

Let us play: Reflections on holiness and humor by Christin Tomy. When I first began spending time with sisters, one thing surprised me: how much they laughed.

The gyrocopter pilot who landed his aircraft on the U.S. Capitol lawn in April to advocate for campaign finance reform, wants to add veteran First Amendment lawyer Mark Goldstone to his criminal defense team.

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

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis -- Individual parishes in the archdiocese are taking legal action to protect themselves financially from abuse law suits

Sr. Jeannine Gramick asks Women’s ordination: Can we be public?

Writing from Dublin, Michael Kelly says October's synod on the family is shaping up to be battle royale and the primate of all Ireland and the archbishop of Dublin may not be on the same sides.

Cardinal McCarrick: Why we can applaud the Iran deal in good faith

Executive director of influential pro-Israel lobby group tells staff: Cancel your summer vacations. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in in an all-out drive pushing Congress to reject the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration.

Two years into a ten-year plan to buy $250 billion more in products from U.S. factories, Wal-Mart is heavily hyping its effort, which comes as it struggles with flagging sales and labor strife.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Single women offer comforts of home to orphans


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