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Election 2012 -- Romney’s words and actions suggest he’s still worried about consolidating his standing with the conservative Republican base

Election 2012 -- Poll: Obama holds 8-point lead over Romney among Catholic voters

Election 2012 -- Catholic Conundrum: What's an Anti-Abortion, Pro-Immigrant Voter to Do?. This is not a commentary. It is a news analysis from Neveda.

Kenya: Catholic Priest Sued for Upkeep of His Teen 'Son'

The Pope Heads of Lebanon: With world on the brink, can Benedict be a firebreak? By John L. Allen Jr.

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Hobby Lobby sues over birth control mandate, the first non-Catholic business owner to sue over the requirement

SAN JOSE -- A Jesuit brother, accused of sexually molesting a student at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose more than 40 years ago, was later disciplined by the Catholic religious order and forbidden from working with minors.

U.S. Catholic bishops launch Spanish-language Facebook page

Joliet, Ill. -- Priest accused of abuse returned to limited ministry due to canon law technicalities.

Opinion: If the bishops want to lead, they must first listen by Brian Cahill

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