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Cleveland Catholics demand Lennon reopen parish immediately

Philadephia -- Msgr. William J. Lynn took the witness stand at his landmark trial Wednesday, asserting he "did my best" to weed out sexually abusive priests. During hours of tense testimony, Lynn tried to counter charges that he spent a dozen years burying sex-abuse claims and shuffling accused priests around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Philadephia -- Philadelphia Priest Takes Stand In His Own Defense At Child Sex Abuse Trial (Video)

Opinion: Is Catholic groups’ lawsuit against health law political?

Maureen Dowd: Catholic bishops wage the wrong war

Editorial: Catholics' lawsuit against Obama is blind to current contraceptive coverage

Vietnam jails Catholic activists

Tulsa, Okla. -- Judge rules for diocese in alleged privacy invasion. Priest accused of abuse had sued accusers of slander.

Popular fund raiser at Catholic school under investigation

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