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by Dennis Coday

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Washington state’s four Catholic bishops, while professing to abhor “bias” and “rejection” directed at gays and lesbians, have delivered a pastoral statement calling Referendum 74 a threat to religious liberty. Ref. 74, on the November ballot, would make Washington the seventh state to legalize marriage between partners of the same sex.

DULUTH, Minnesota -- Catholic priest donated $1000 to gay marriage. The Diocese of Duluth, where Lambert is stationed, has donated $50,000 to support the traditional marriage amendment.

Pope says Cardinal Martini's love for Bible guided his life

Translated final interview with Martini

Philadelphia -- Judge postpones rape trial of priest, Catholic school teacher

Rally at DNC: the Coalition for Liberty & Justice Call "defend individual conscience on issues of marriage rights and access to reproductive health: , coalition includes Catholics for Choice, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Charlotte-based Freedom Center for Social Justice,

Election 2012 -- Republicans counter-program with Catholic voters

New Zealand: Catholic Church focuses on food security for Social Justice Week

Franciscan friar Father Benedict Groeschel has stepped down as host of EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime television show following his apology for making comments about the sexual abuse of minors.

NCR's Michael Sean Winters writes a letter: Dear Democratic Catholics. Last week he wrote to Republican Catholics.

Is the study discounting the benefits of organic food likely to change your eating habits?

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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