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Recommended Reading: If you’ve ever described people as "white working class," read this: Seven key facts about this group that capture how socioeconomically diverse it actually is.

Vatican officially recognizes first US martyr, Oklahoma's Fr. Rother

Earlier reporting about Fr. Stanley Rother: A story of what it means to be a pastor

The relationship between Fidel Castro and the Cuban Catholic church has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, though it has noticeably improved in recent years: Catholic Church could play larger role in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba

Carrier incentives stir debate over 'rewarding' offshoring (Loud video with text)

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

China and the Church: The 'outlaw' do-it-yourself bishop Dong Guanhua is a thorn in the side of both the Vatican and the Chinese state.

San Diego -- Catholic church prepares to fight ‘grave evil’ of mass deportations

Here's what Guatemalan parishioners are telling this pastoral worker: Immigrants face a terrifying future under Trump, and Christians must be there

Indianapolis -- Womenpriests Serve In Hope Catholic Church Will Open Door To Leadership Roles

Pittsburgh -- Cardinal Apologizes to Man Who Brought Abuse Claim in '88

The Philippines -- A Catholic bishop stressed the need for the church to scale up its fight against HIV/AIDS and counter discrimination against those living with the condition: Church needs to scale up HIV response

Stockton, Calif. -- A Stockton Catholic priest has been reinstated to active ministry following an in-house investigation of alleged inappropriate conduct with a minor: Accused priest back in ministry

France's populism: Conservative Francois Fillon wins French primary with strong appeal to Catholics

The latest installment in NCR's Making Peace series: Store on busy road invigorates Nairobi women's peacemaking group

A great reflection by a young Catholic exploring her faith and social action: What running with the pack taught me about solidarity

Fr. Tom Reese says It's time for compromise on gay rights and religious freedom

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