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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's Time 'Pro-Life' Meant Gun Control

    Politicians usually talk about being pro-life when it comes to opposing abortion. As a Catholic who served as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George H. W. Bush, I share a deep commitment to protecting the sanctity of life in the womb. But...
  • 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...
  • 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...