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'Decision time': Obama pauses contentious debt talks, President waits for 'plan of action' from lawmakers as warnings on default sounded

Ireland attacks confessional secrecy after Catholic sex abuse scandal

Ireland Calling out the Vatican, Irish report says Catholic Church has not helped stop sex abuse. Read the latest on the Cloyne report on NCR: Foreign minister summons nuncio, seeks response to Irish abuse report

GW law professor files complaint over Catholic University’s plan for single-sex dorms

Illinois Editorial: No middle ground in foster care lawsuit, "we urge DCFS to work out a compromise"

Bachmann's former church defends anti-Catholic views

Wilmington, Del. Diocese deal falling apart, Rulings put bankruptcy plan, abuse settlement in jeopardy

Indiana Archdiocese closing 4 W. Ind. Catholic churches

Boston, Mass. 6 shut churches may be sold, Archdiocese will seek bids for secular uses

Students learn about filmmaking, morals at Catholic camp in Jacksonville

New Bishop takes helm in Joliet Diocese

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