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Spokane, Wash. -- Nineteen lawsuits against the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch have been settled, part of a larger settlement that’s expected to sew shut all of the outstanding legal issues surrounding the clergy sex abuse problems of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

PORTLAND, Maine — Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Malone of Maine has been named to lead the Diocese of Buffalo.

Ontario, Canada -- Catholics fight Gay-Straight Alliances

Vatican City -- Scandal hits the heart of the Roman Catholic Church A poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the Pope, who makes no reference to butler, banker or book during his public appearances

Denver, Colo. -- Vatican names Samuel J. Aquila Catholic archbishop in Denver

Leaders Of U.S. Catholic Nuns To Address Vatican Reprimand, Vatican Says Nuns' Group Has 'Radical Feminist Themes'

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