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by Dennis Coday

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Rome -- ‘Loose canon’ on annulments may get tighter

Platteville, Wis. -- Bishop Morlino warns dissenters to stop — or else

CINCINNATI -- At age 30 and single, Christa Dias wanted a baby and decided on artificial insemination. The results: a 14-month-old daughter she adores, a lost job and a federal discrimination lawsuit now moving forward that is being viewed as a barometer on the degree to which religious organizations can regulate employees' lives.

Commentary -- As a practicing Catholic and former Colorado governor, it is surprising and deeply troubling to learn that the bishops' national anti-poverty campaign is being compromised in pursuit of a divisive, conservative political agenda.

European Catholic leaders are reaching out to other spiritual leaders, including those of the Muslim and Jewish faiths, to possibly form an alliance against the proliferation of marriage equality.

Port Harcourt, Nigeria — A kidnapped Catholic priest has regained freedom after one week in captivity in the hands of unknown gunmen.

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

An assembly of laity and clergy called in Ireland Church in need of new direction to avoid drift towards oblivion

Pope stakes out church's course entering 8th year

Pa. accuser unleashes fury at Catholic Church

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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