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New Orleans -- Catholic school children to line route for Archbishop’s funeral procession

World Animal Day (Oct. 4): Threatened Species Highlighted In Adorable Videos

Africa: Bishops Urged to Let Laicized Priests Participate in Parish Life

Benin — Catholic priest kidnapped in Edo

A spiritual trailblazer: The Rev. William Norvel is the Catholic Church’s face for nearly 3 million black Catholics in the United States.

Philadelphia: Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former church official awaiting trial for allegedly protecting sexually abusive priests, drew words of encouragement from Philadelphia's new archbishop and a standing ovation from scores of priests at a private gathering last month, according to people familiar with the event.

Legionaries of Christ appoint new general secretary, a 35-year-old Spaniard

Holy baseball: priests use sport to pitch joining the cloth to youths. DC Padres to face high school team in Germantown

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