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Election 2012 -- Commentary: Can the Catholic vote predict the election's outcome? My only prayer for next week's election is that it ends with a winner.

Election 2012 -- The Black Catholic Dilemma: How Would Jesus Vote?

Sandy strengthens as nears coast; Wall Street shut

Syria jets bomb Damascus on last day of 'ceasefire'

Violence ends Israel-Gaza truceMilitants in Gaza have fired 11 rockets into Israel, officials say

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Attack on Nigerian Church Kills 8 and Wounds Dozens

Louisville, Ky. -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, returning from Vatican synod, says ‘new evangelization’ is a spirit, not a program

Jimmy Savile: Catholic Church bid to remove papal knighthood

Peru university in Vatican battle over right to call itself Catholic

Giants Beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 Innings for Sweep

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