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The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Feb. 12:

Modified: 02/11/13 02:39:39 PM

It’s been nearly a year since the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh began the process of determining if a long-dead North Carolina priest should become a Catholic saint, and it appears a decision won’t come anytime soon.

Modified: 02/10/13 10:31:22 PM

LOS ANGELES-Pressed to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to settle clergy sex abuse lawsuits, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony turned to one group of Catholics whose faith could not be shaken: the dead.

Modified: 02/10/13 01:18:36 AM

In American Sign Language, there is a finger combination for the word "love."

Modified: 02/09/13 03:07:32 AM

It's dusk, and the sun's rays succumb to the twinkle of amber streetlights at the sacred confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. The day's last bathers, intent on washing away sins and purifying their souls, take a dip in the cold, dirty water and then relax on blankets and launch boats covered in marigolds.

Modified: 02/08/13 04:02:32 PM

Being both Catholic and a lawyer imposes a difficult burden. While I'm usually able to reconcile my professional life with my spiritual obligations, there are those gray areas where the mandate of the law pulls me in an opposite and irreconcilable direction from the obligations of my faith. It's not an easy line to tread, as Saint Thomas More realized. The patron saint of lawyers made the supreme sacrifice for our church, refusing to obey an edict to which his secular office demanded acquiescence but which would have denied the legitimacy of Catholicism and the pope. Half a millennium later, the sacrifice of his life stands as a breathtaking example of courage.

Modified: 02/08/13 10:01:56 AM

Spanish police on Thursday defused a homemade bomb found inside Madrid's most important church.

Modified: 02/07/13 02:06:40 PM

Officials at Los Angeles Unified School District knew that a former priest it hired as a community organizer had been accused of molestation but decided to keep him on the job, according to interviews and records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

Modified: 02/06/13 08:53:14 PM

AP Interview: Egypt's Coptic Christian pope says Islamist-backed constitution discriminatory

Modified: 02/06/13 11:18:10 AM


Modified: 02/06/13 08:13:15 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Parish nurse Jackie Graves sees her job at Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky., as the perfect blend of faith and profession.

Modified: 02/06/13 08:09:15 AM

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, Feb. 4:

Modified: 02/06/13 03:08:10 AM

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