In quest to grow, Catholic hospital system pares religious ties. Catholic Healthcare West, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems, is ending its governing board’s affiliation with the Catholic Church and changing its name.
Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. -- Diocese calling Catholics home
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Editoraila: Respecting religious exemptions. The administration’s feint at a compromise.
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The news story: HHS delays, but does not change, rule on contraceptive coverage
Nigeria: Talk of "a climate of fear and mistrust" in the country dominates bishops' annual plenary meeting.
Philadelphia -- Catholic Schools Week bittersweet for many
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