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Reports: Chinese priests detained over new bishop

Springfield, Ill. The State Journal-Register prints letters about Catholic Charities and gay adoption

Ireland Bishops welcome John Magee's offer to victims (Bishop Magee, retired bishop of Cloyne, broke his silence on the Murphy Report on sex abuse.)

Ireland It's a sham ... abuse victims react to bishop's apology

The Catholic Church is enduring a difficult time having been rocked by the barbs of a secular culture on the outside and the “sins and crimes of priests” within, Bishop Philip Boyce of Raphoe has said. Boyce has promised to soon publish a report into clerical abuse in his diocese.

Vatican to meet SSPX ultra-traditionalists, final reconciliation offer due

The Catholic Review (Baltimore) prints letters on gay marriage:
Religious definition of marriage not under attack
Stop the moral decay

Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary, Canada, objects to local paper's coverage of WYD: Missing the point

The Moviegoer Turns Fifty. Catholic writer Walker Percy's novel won the 1962 National Book Award, over Catch-22

Space inspires sci-fi. NASA uses sci-fi to inspire NASA scientists and engineers will work with Tor-Forge writers to produce NASA-inspired works of fiction that tap concepts from the space agency's missions and operations.

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