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Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Gary, Indiana Watch

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Msgr. Robert J. McClory has been appointed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, the Vatican announced on Tuesday, Nov. ... continue reading


Federal executions put on hold while court case moves forward Watch

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A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction halting federal executions in the U.S., saying that a challenge to the ... continue reading


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China pressures Trump to veto bill of solidarity with Hong Kong protesters Watch

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After the US Congress passed a bill Wednesday showing solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, China threatened President Trump if he would ... continue reading


More funding needed to deliver real reform in prisons, Senate committee hears Watch

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More funding for prisons is essential to properly implement criminal justice reform, the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told ... continue reading


Federal judge allows Christian school's suit to go forward in voucher case Watch

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A federal district court judge on Thursday denied Maryland's motion to dismiss a suit by a Christian school against the state ... continue reading


What the cluck? Chick-Fil-A sauces Christian charities Watch

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American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations, after years of ... continue reading


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Washington DC drops bill to legalize sex trade Watch

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A bill to legalize the buying and selling of sex in Washington, DC, will not move forward after widespread opposition and concern that the ... continue reading


Pope Francis names Archbishop Gabriele Caccia ambassador to the United Nations Watch

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Pope Francis Saturday named Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia the next Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New ... continue reading


Pope Francis: Women's voices are needed in Vatican leadership Watch

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Pope Francis said Saturday that more women are needed in positions of leadership in the Vatican. Vatican City, (CNA) - Pope Francis said ... continue reading


Will Trump's judicial appointments matter for abortion, religious freedom Watch

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US President Donald Trump has nominated more than one-fourth of federal circuit court judges - but what, if anything, might that entail for ... continue reading


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