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Rome -- Vatican denies rift over handling of US sisters

Commentary: Sisters grasp the extended hand by Thomas C. Fox

Priest backs support for gay relationships. Called for a "public celebration of committed love for homosexual couples." (H/T Bondings 2.0)

Illinois GOP chairman resigns amid gay marriage controversy. He supports it despite party platform plank opposing it.

Irish PM Enda Kenny hits back at Catholic Church threat to excommunicate TDs who voted for abortion legislation

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Mass. diocese leader arrested for DUI in RI

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