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  • At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides

    At Nogales' steel border fence, bishops celebrate Mass for both sides
    NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.¬† Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a...
  • Number of unaccompanied minors arriving illegally in US is rising

    MIAMI Irene Granados celebrated her 16th birthday while walking through the desert two years ago trying to reach the United States and safety. Brothers Javier and Denis Giron, 13 and 17, floated on a raft across the Rio Grande last year also in a bid...
  • Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul

    Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul
    NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez. On Tuesday, they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of...
  • President Obama, Pope Francis discuss the poor in meeting at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...
  • Obama next heads to Vatican to meet Pope Francis

    VATICAN CITY President Barack Obama will arrive at the Vatican on Thursday eager to meet the new pope he's quoted in a speech and lauded on television and perhaps to bask in a little of Pope Francis' stratospheric popularity. Obama has gushed over the...
  • Same-sex marriage roundup: Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana

    It was a busy day Monday for arguments over same-sex marriage's legality at the state level across the country. Perhaps the biggest news came out of Nevada, where the attorney general and governor announced that the state  would no longer defend its...
  • Letters: Health effects of contraceptives

    Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30 Malcolm Potts' claims about contraception are not uncontested. Whether nuns are prescribed hormonal medication has nothing to do with any church teaching on contraception. It is a matter between...
  • Archbishop Jose Gomez: Immigrants are 'humans first'

    Archbishop Jose Gomez: Immigrants are 'humans first'
    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez continued to push for an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy on Friday, calling for a more humane approach that views immigrants as "humans first." "My friends, we're talking about souls, human souls, not statistics,"...
  • Compromise remains elusive on health law's contraceptive coverage

    Compromise remains elusive on health law's contraceptive coverage
    WASHINGTON — The intensifying Supreme Court clash over whether birth control should be required under President Obama's signature healthcare law has revealed just how deep divisions remain between administration officials and Catholic leaders over...
  • Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis

    Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis
    WASHINGTON — When a White House speechwriter turned in a draft of a major speech on economic policy this month, President Obama sent it back with an unusual instruction: Add a reference to the pope. The final version of the speech quoted...
  • Are Catholic hospitals bad for women's health? ACLU says yes.

    Are Catholic hospitals bad for women's health? ACLU says yes.
    A word of caution: If you are a woman of child-bearing age, Catholic hospitals may be hazardous to your health. Why? Because Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which now account for one of every nine acute-care hospital beds in the country, aren&...
  • ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil

    ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil
    Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life. But are they negligent if they fail to merely...