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Republican convention -- Protests, Weather Could Provide the Drama at GOP Convention

Republican convention -- What to watch for at the GOP convention on Monday

NCR Editorial -- Dolan is playing a dangerous game

Nigeria: Insecurity - Catholic Archbishop Calls for Overhaul of Political System

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Catholic Ireland Awaits Report on its Abortion Law

Bishop Richard Pates in Abuja -- ‘U.S. Catholic bishops won’t support same-sex marriage’

Scotland -- Catholic church steps up campaign against gay marriage Letter criticising Scottish government's plans to legalise gay marriage will be read out in all Catholic parishes

Scottish Catholic attack on same-sex marriage 'may backfire' from Ekklesia

Australia -- Archbishop George Pell urged to clarify handling of Victorian abuse cases

U.S. Catholic leaders gather in Miami Hispanic Catholic community leaders discuss future of faith during national conference in Miami

Dems For Life: The Politics by Michael Sean Winters

First Confirmation in U.S. by a woman priest

Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, speaks on “The Future of the Church in Ireland”

Track the torrent of online tributes to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

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