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Hartford, Conn. -- Former cathedral pastor pleads not guilty to dealing meth

When it comes to wacky clergy behavior, why is Diocese of Bridgeport always the last to know?

Netanyahu likely clings to job in Israel election Resurgence of the center?

Records show Los Angeles cardinal, bishop shielded abusive priests

Sexual abuse victims urge renewed probe of Los Angeles Catholic leaders

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Two dozen Catholic schools in the New York metropolitan area will get the axe, including two high schools

Enrollment increases in Chicago Catholic schools

Troy, Mich. -- $400K Missing From A Catholic Church In Troy. Bookkeeping allegedly was so loose at St. Thomas More that auditors say they found more than $10,000 in "unmonitored" cash in an employee’s office desk at the Adams Road church.

Canberra, Australia -- Catholic bishops to testify agasint draft of anti-descrimination bill. Says draft bill fails to recognize religious freedom as a fundamental human right

'Who will hear our voice?': the plea of Afghan women by Fr. John Dear

2 NY nun siblings, 96 and 98, die a day apart

Victoria, Australia -- A group of Catholics pressing for reform within the church has told an abuse inquiry the church is a "private and conflicted organisation" with a 17th century system of governance.

Dallas, Texas -- First Presbyterian Church hosted a gun buyback day Saturday. Across the street, a pro-gun advocate offered more money for the guns. “And it’s going back into a home that’s going to keep it safe,” the pro-gun guy said.

Massive melting of Andes glaciers

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