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Illinois -- Gov. Quinn defends himself against Catholic criticism

Congress Considers Catholic and other Christian Demands in Health Care

'Vendetta' mask becomes symbol of Occupy protests, "V for Vendetta," the comic-based movie whose violent, anarchist antihero fashions himself a modern Guy Fawkes and rebels against a fascist government has become a touchstone for young protesters in mostly western countries.

Catholic Volunteer Network gets back 75 percent of AmeriCorps funding

Australia -- Father Bob forced out by Catholic Church, Outspoken South Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire, 77, has lost his fight to stay on as a parish priest.

Coptic Catholic leader warns of growing rift in Egypt

Three Ohio cities rank in top 10 for poverty rate increase. At Toledo Catholic Charities' family shelter, there hasn't been an open spot in three years -- a sign of chronic problems in the Ohio city which placed first in the nation for rising poverty rates.

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