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Indiana bishops say death penalty does not help convicts or victims Watch

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Ahead of a scheduled reinstatement of the death penalty for federal inmates, the bishops of Indiana are calling on U.S. President Donald ... continue reading


Pope Francis appoints North Dakota priest to lead Diocese of Helena Watch

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Pope Francis appointed Tuesday Fr. Austin A. Vetter as the next bishop of Helena, Montana. Vatican City, (CNA) - Pope Francis appointed ... continue reading



New Zealand bishop resigns over 'unacceptable behaviour' with young woman Watch

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The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a bishop in New Zealand, following an investigation into a ... continue reading


EPA tells churches to cut mercury but says restrictions on power plants unnecessary Watch

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying that ... continue reading


US ambassadors: Religious groups provide aid where governments cannot Watch

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U.S. diplomats asked the Holy See to join the multilateral International Religious Freedom Alliance Wednesday, underscoring the ... continue reading


Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio to lead Vatican investigation of Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo Watch

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The Holy See has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn will lead an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. ... continue reading



N Ireland abortion law breaches human rights, judge rules Watch

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The High Court in Belfast ruled Thursday that the region's existing abortion law is in violation of the United Kingdom's human rights ... continue reading


Supreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion law appeal Watch

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The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana's ... continue reading


Cardinal Baldisseri: Amazon synod's working doc 'not magisterium' Watch

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Speaking at a press conference Thursday on the Vatican's upcoming Amazon synod, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of the Synod of Bishops, ... continue reading


Split ruling for Virginia abortion regulations Watch

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A federal judge on Monday overturned two Virginia restrictions on abortion, while upholding several others, saying, "the right to choose to ... continue reading


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