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Canada Trial of former Catholic bishop Lahey set to begin Wednesday

Cuban Catholic Cardinal to speak in Omaha

Vatican: Go forth and blog!

Iowa church nixes Newt's appearance

Diocese's financial policies hurt churches. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester is a wasteland of closed churches. Parishioners are told repeatedly that there is not enough money to keep them open.

Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates is in negotiations with Knoxville, Tenn.-based Mercy Health Partners, part of Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners, to acquire its seven hospitals, according to an HMA news release.

200 Resurrection Catholic School students move to Beyonce's "Move your Body."

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