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Bishops praise proposal to clarify religious exemptions for federal contractors

Leaders at the U.S. bishops' conference have praised a U.S. Labor Department proposal to clarify protections for religious employers seeking federal ...

Vatican diplomat: Solidarity must be at the heart of the European project

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States said Wednesday that politics surrounding migration in Europe fuel ideological conflicts that do not ...

In first-ever event, UN commemorates religious victims of violence

The United Nations General Assembly has designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on ...

Real reform in the Church requires a faithful laity, priest says

For the Catholic Church to be renewed, the entire body of Christ - especially the laity - must strive to live the faith devoutly.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging demonstrators to remain ...

White House criticized for push to allow indefinite detention of migrant kids

The White House announced on Wednesday that it would look to terminate court-approved limits on detention of migrant children and families, allowing ...

Making a Difference: No back to school fun for child laborers

It's that special time of the year again for kids in the northern hemisphere as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered ...

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community must act to alleviate the ...

Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decision

The decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to reject Cardinal George Pell's appeal of his conviction for child sex abuse Wednesday has divided ...

Amazon missionary bishop: Synod plans miss the real problems

A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the region does ...