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Pre-kindergarten teacher Patricia Batus prays with her students at Long Beach Catholic Regional School in Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 15. Classes resumed at the school Nov. 14, more than two weeks after it was closed when Hurricane Sandy caused severe destruc tion to Long Beach and other communities in the Northeast. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

London conference showcases new Syrian opposition

Egypt feelers open tiny window to Gaza truce

Cardinal Sean O’Malley approves archdiocese reshuffle

Trenton, N.J. -- Catholic parishes to take up Sandy relief collections

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Youth denied sacrament of confirmation. Parish priest says it is not because of youth's support of same-sex marriage; parents say it is.

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Sr. Joan Chittister: The future of the church: Discernment or intimidation?

Erie, Pa. -- Gannon University will rename building in honor of Bishop Donald Trautman, now bishop emeritus, at a dedication ceremony Friday.

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