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Hague court convicts Taylor of crimes in Sierra Leone

Pennsylvania girl to attend Catholic school's prom after first being told she couldn't go solo

England and Wales -- Catholic Church urges pupils to sign anti-gay marriage petition

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A Catholic school teacher who says she was fired for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights.

Ryan facing Catholic prof complaints over budget comments ahead of Georgetown speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pope Benedict XVI wants the Catholic Church in America to be in the forefront of reviving Catholicism worldwide, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said in Columbus.

A Jesuit priest and Catholic theologian are offering a unique sex-education course to couples in Switzerland -- and so far, they have the church's approval. The course will help couples “go beyond the usual quarter-of-an-hour sex.”

Worcester, Mass. -- 20,000 sign petitions to let Viki Kennedy speak at Anna Maria

Madrid, Spain -- Sister Maria Gomez, 87, is accused of snatching an infant from her birth mother and putting the child up for an illegal adoption in 1982. The elderly nun has become the face of what is known in Spain as Ninos Robados or Stolen Children.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A northeast Ohio church hopes the construction of a $1.3 million parish hall will help revive the declining neighborhood where two of its parishioners were killed in separate crimes.

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