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A Pennsylvania State Senate committee, in an apparent victory for the state's Catholic bishops, voted to extend the statute of limitations on future sex abuse cases but rejected the right of child victims, now adults, to sue over retroactive cases. That provision was the most contentious part of a bill passed by the State House of Representatives. Opponents of the provision argued that retroactive punishment violated the state constitution.

Turkey, a regular victim of violence, does not need to be scapegoated, ostracized or criticized in the aftermath of this attack. It needs our support.

Democrats continued pushing for gun legislation by taking the hot-button issue to their congressional districts on Wednesday, a week after they launched a daylong sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on measures to curb violence.

The Field Hosptial Reports: Pastors under pressure can benefit from 'Amazing Parish' program

A Catholic lay minister explores ordained ministry. She says she's Answering the call

Hundreds of migrants from countries as diverse as Angola, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal -- speaking Portuguese, French or English, as the vast majority have no knowledge of Spanish -- are amassed mostly in the southern part of Costa Rica. Sisters help migrants caught in legal limbo in Costa Rica They are officially described by the Costa Rican government as "extra-continental migrants," people who have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, in many cases on board cargo ships.

Vatican II and the internet have brought consumer choice into churchgoing. Some see that as a danger – but with imaginative leadership, it could be an opportunity. The strange future of parish life

173-year-old time capsule unearthed at Singapore's oldest Catholic church

Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy's religious claim

How did churches like NewSpring and Life.Church get thousands of Christians to start giving? By offering a refund if God isn't faithful: When Tithing Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee

Gay marriage in spotlight in Australia election

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