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The Pope's homily on the feast of the Epiphany

Today at 2:30 p.m. eastern time: Cardinal Joseph Tobin to be installed as Newark Archbishop

Who is Joe Tobin? A Different Kind of Cardinal

Commentary: If ever there were a moment for the religious left to seize the mantle of religion from conservatives, surely it arrives Jan. 20 at noon. High Noon for the Religious Left

President Barack Obama has taken to the pages of the Harvard Law Review — which he edited as a student — to defend his record of criminal justice reform. His article, published Thursday, is titled "The President's Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform."

The Catholic ministry to gay and lesbians: Courage's new director: pope's language of accompaniment 'is very useful for us'

Sisters' center offers boys a haven from Nairobi's streets

Gun violence in Chicago: Marchers carry crosses through Chicago in memory of murder victims

US bishops say that prayer, local dialogue key to bringing peace

Jesuit Fr. Tom Reese writes: Trump: Here he comes, ready or not

Marking the transition: St. Joseph sister organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

An interesting idea? Northern Ireland dismantles barrier between Catholic and Protestant schools, offering lessons for Israel

Death toll for Catholic pastoral workers murdered while serving the Church hits seven-year high

Tom Perriello, U.S. special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa: on preventing civil war in the Congo; the latest on this story: Kabila backs bishops' role in DR Congo crisis

Vatican City - McDonald's branch opening near Vatican angers Catholic Cardinals: "It would be better to use those spaces to help the needy of the area"

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