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A float carrying youths in Nativity costumes makes it way down State Street in Chicago Dec.16 for the 26th annual Chicago archdiocesan posada, which commemorates the journey Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem. More than 1,200 people participated. (CNS/Karen Callaway)

Kerala bishops sack youth commission priest charged with trafficking

San Berrnardino, Calif. -- Bishop dedicates first Korean Catholic parish in Inland area

Australia -- Catholic university approved research into paedophile clergyProject ran from 1997-2008.

Despite parish and school mergers in Camden Diocese, local Catholic schools say they're thriving

Protecting Other People's Children by Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University

England: The crisis over women bishops in the Church of England has deepened after a clergyman announced he would not be taking up the post of Bishop of Whitby over the issue.

Vancouver, Canada -- Canadian Catholics debate “Come Home” campaign

PArish Diary: Speaking about love with love by Fr. Peter Daly

Editorial: Family planning and the Philippines The Roman Catholic Church has vowed to fight the Reproductive Health Bill, but lawmakers need to respond to the population's needs.

Lima, Peru -- America's neighbors to the south, torn by high murder rates themselves, urge the US to tighten its gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

On US-Mexico border, Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary

America magazine chooses 16 big stories in 2012


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