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Jurors being seated in Pa. priest child endangerment case

Election 2012 -- Catholic Vote Eludes Santorum in Michigan

Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral

In a compelling phone interview Wednesday, the woman at the center of the story said the denial was just the climax of a series of unfortunate and uncompassionate events surrounding her mother's funeral.

Catholic school fires gay teacher planning wedding His partner says their 20-year relationship was not a secret.

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Phyllis Zagano -- Thoughts on the consistory It needs to open up somehow. Forget the politics for a moment and just imagine women with spines of steel, with piercing eyes, with humility transformed into action, sitting next to the man in white suggesting how to heal the world.

Huffington Post's Larry Doyle publishes anti-Catholic screed

Editorial: Women’s Health Care at Risk A wave of mergers between Roman Catholic and secular hospitals is threatening to deprive women in many areas of the country of ready access to important reproductive services.

House Republicans Pound Sebelius On Health Law

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