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Election 2012 -- Pew poll: Obama opens up lead over Romney among Catholics

Election 2012 -- Phoenix, Ariz. Roman Catholic Priest Says Catholics Should Not Be Single-Issue Voters, Cites Church Teachings, Memos

Catholic Bishops Ramp Up Same-Sex Marriage Fight. Archbishop of Newark, N.J., says people who support same-sex marriage should refrain from communion

Mumbai, India -- Catholics protest their portrayal in Bollywood films

Opinion from Deutsche Welle: Klaus Kr‰mer agrees with a German court ruling that those who don't pay church taxes can no longer be Catholics. If you want to be a member of a community, he argues, you don't just have rights, but obligations.

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Opinion: The folly of German bishops making Catholics pay A decision to make outcasts of German Catholics who do not pay church tax has drawn outrage from members

Canada: Bishops block foreign aid campaign for being too partisan. Education campaign had targeted the Harper government's controversial changes to Canadian international assistance

U.S. Is Tightening Web Privacy Rule to Shield Young

They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes: Ginseng poachers take to the woods as prices soar. This story is from Wisconsin.

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