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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Same-sex marriage roundup: Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana

    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...
  • 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&...
  • Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement

    In a case that could have implications for ministries across the country, a Catonsville-based group of nuns who care for the elderly poor are awaiting a federal judge's decision on whether it must comply with the federal health care law's requirement to...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT

    San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to an open letter from dozens of public officials, community and faith leaders who had asked him not to attend the March for Marriage this week, saying the event is "not 'anti-LGBT' ... it...
  • Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]

    Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]
    The rallying cry "freedom to serve" will soon be heard in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty launches its annual "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign tomorrow. If you think this...
  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting

    Cardinal celebrates parish centennial ahead of bishops meeting
    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said Sunday he has submitted a report on the state of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to the U.S. papal adviser, one more required step in the search for his successor. Speaking outside St. Ladislaus...
  • Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

    Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....