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Justices take up heart of health care overhaul law

Testimony begins in Pa. trial of Catholic priests . After nine years and two grand jury reports, prosecutors have brought a landmark case to trial.

Pope urges Cuba to build an open society

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Judge to hear motions to dismiss in case against Roman Catholic bishop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women to reshape child protection policy for KC Catholic diocese

Gastonia, North Carolina -- A group of nuns and an organization that aids those seeking priesthood have purchased nearly 500 acres in Cleveland County.

A Horrible Court Decision in Massachusetts. Judge rules against the Department of Health and Human Services, saying that HHS’s contracts with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for services to the victims of human trafficking violated the Establishment Clause.

More on the Massachuetts case Catholic Bishops Lose a Big Battle Over Contraception

A Catholic church official says Vietnam has revoked the visas of three Vatican representatives who were planning to travel here to discuss a late cardinal forced into exile.

Bishop Peter Price, Anglican Bishop of Bath and Wells, gave this homily at a Commemoration Service for Archbishop Oscar Romero on Saturday at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.

Saving the lives of south sudanese mothers one midwife at a time

NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.

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