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Philadelphia — Lawyers for Msgr. Lynn seek dismissal of retrial for prosecutorial misconduct

Germany grapples with questions over suspect after ‘act of terrorism’ at Berlin holiday market

Cardinal Marx: A 'difficult hour' for the people of Germany Prayer vigils will be held in Berlin's Catholic cathedral for family members of the victims

Syrian Government Allows UN To Beef Up Monitoring In Aleppo

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo after deal over besieged villages

Newark, N.J. — State appeals court rejects school's bid to dismiss gay marriage discrimination suit A Superior Court judge has already twice dismissed requests made by Paramus Catholic High School and the Archdiocese of Newark to throw out the lawsuit.

Analysis: What is going on with US bishops' ministry to migrants and refugees?

Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White House

The latest installment of "Take and Read," a blog about great books: Schillebeeckx's piercing inquiry brought Jesus alive

Sr. Mary Ann McGivern writes about Combating racism, one institution at a time

Sr. Virginia Herbers reflects on Promises made in Advent's waiting time

Doctrinal Authority in the Francis Era: Toward a Pastoral Magisterium in Today’s Church Richard R. Gaillardetz writing in Commonweal

In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Burke discusses ‘formal correction’ of Pope, how to respond to confusion in Church

Michael McGough says: Sorry, conservative Catholics: The pope isn't retiring

Parishioners donate backpacks to Portland's homeless

Asuncion, Paraguay — Ex-bishop, ex-president Fernando Lugo says Supreme Court will decide if he can run for president again

The latest adventures in "Francis, the comic strip": Brother Leo is keeping Gabby safe from kidnappers (Start at Dec. 8 and read forward.)

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