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  • Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church 'caricatured as anti-gay'

    As gay marriage legislation picks up momentum across the country, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight because it's been "caricatured as anti-gay." Dolan, a charismatic cardinal who until recently was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • A new plan for birth control coverage

    The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
  • 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...
  • Catholicism and the GOP: An awkward tango

    PARIS -- A novel aspect of the Republican campaign for the party's presidential nomination has been the importance placed by some candidates, their admirers and some voters on the Catholic religion and certain claims to formal academic certification or...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...
  • Priest cases show abuse issues persist

    When Will County sheriff's deputies found the Rev. William Virtue sneaking into a private quarry in 1986, police records state that the Roman Catholic priest had blankets, two six packs of beer and a 10-year-old boy with him. He fled on foot when officers...
  • Banned priest not monitored

    Banned priest not monitored
    WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...