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  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore

    New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore
    The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence. The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...
  • Bishops OK 'child in womb' blessings

     
    by Frank James President-elect Obama famously said during his interview with preacher Rick Warren at Saddleback Church that determining the point at which an unborn "baby" gets rights was "above his pay grade." Making that determination has obviously...
  • Obama at Notre Dame: Another protest

     
    by Christi Parsons, with an updated report A prominent abortion rights opponent is refusing to appear at the Notre Dame commencement ceremonies with President Barack Obama, partly out of concern that her appearance might serve to "balance" the event and.....
  • Religious leaders seek healthcare for illegal immigrants

     
    Calling access to healthcare a moral and spiritual imperative, Los Angeles faith leaders held a religious service and launched a phone bank Friday to urge congressional leaders to include illegal immigrants in any healthcare reform plan. The question of...
  • Could the Catholic Church kill healthcare reform? Pelosi, a Catholic, deems the bill toward passage

     
    They were a major power when the healthcare bill first came up on the House floor, forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak's amendment explicitly banning use of public funds for abortions, a move that provoked......
  • A tacit endorsement of a downsized papacy

     
    There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops meeting in St. Petersburg this week

     
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in St. Petersburg this week to focus on prayer and reflection. The conference is at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, which reportedly has offered the bishops a discount....
  • What each said about the healthcare vote: Obama, John Boehner, Tim Kaine, Michael Steele

     
    Four men, two differing views of the healthcare bill's passage....
  • Archbishop appointment: Orlando Diocese’s Bishop Thomas Wenski named Miami Archbishop

     
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced this morning that Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando's  Diocese is moving on. Pope Benedict XVI has named Wenski, 59, as Archbishop of Miami. He will replace Archbishop John C. Favalora, 74. From the...
  • What Catholic bishops have learned from the abuse crisis

     
    What would you think would be the most important things Roman Catholic bishops in the U.S. learned from the sex-abuse crisis? Bishop Blase Cupich of South Dakota, who is the chairman of the Committee for Child and Youth Protection for the United States...