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Lexington, Ky. -- A Lexington Catholic High School student claims she was barred from prom because she planned to bring a date of the same sex.

To Bishops J. Peter Sartain of Seattle: We were hopeful when you arrived here in 2010. The early scuttlebut was that you're a good listener. Yet, on two issues -- marriage equality and women religious -- a lot of us are deeply, deeply disappointed.

E.J. Dionne: I'm not quitting the Catholic church

Letter writers respond to Washington Post editorial: The Catholic Church’s relative standard

Catholic, Mormon numbers up for debate in wake of religion survey

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Catholic diocese implements robust new strategy to recruit priests

In local churches, Mother's Day overshadows gay marriage

Aplleton, Wis. -- Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the fraud trial against the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.

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


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