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Philadelphia -- Lawyers against testimony of retired cardinal in abuse case. Anthony Bevilacqua's "memory is not simply impaired, it is devoid of any recollection of the people, documents or underlying facts which comprise this prosecution or the events of the last 20 years,"

Arlington, Texas -- Huge Vietnamese Catholic church to be dedicated

Pope Benedict To Visit Cuba Next Year

Minnesota -- Gay marriage - a Lutheran leader's plea to Catholic bishops. Church leaders should embrace, engage all, says the former presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Dublin, Ireland -- The former archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, widely regarded as the most powerful Catholic prelate in modern Irish history, stands accused of serial child sexual abuse.

Opinion: Why Rick Perry’s New Ads Are Wrong on Religion–And Obama By Amy Sullivan

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