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  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...
  • Pope Francis Asking Thorny Questions

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the...
  • 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...
  • Henry Herx dies at 79; reviewed films from Catholic perspective

    Henry Herx, who for more than 30 years prepared the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' movie ratings and wrote reviews that were distributed by the Catholic News Service, has died. He was 79. Herx died Wednesday at his home in Ramsey, N.J., of...
  • 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...
  • Reactions to Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation

     
    Religion News Service's Kevin Eckstrom  has reaction to the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he is resigning at the end of the month due to health reasons. Benedict is the first Pope in 600 years to voluntarily step down: “...
  • Catholics observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....