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Quebec Archdiocese closes historic church, reshapes itself as Mass attendance falls
Jun 13 2015
With the decision to close one of its largest and most important churches, the Archdiocese of Quebec is sending a clear message: The future of even the most majestic churches cannot be guaranteed anymore.

'Baby Francis,' an unborn child found amid sewage, finally laid to rest
Jun 12 2015
Bishop Tobin leads burial service for fetus found floating amid sewage at a Rhode Island wastewater treatment facility.

Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, uses of social media
Jun 11 2015
The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their annual spring general assembly.

Pope pushes Putin to work for peace in eastern Ukraine
Jun 10 2015
When Pope Francis met Russian President Vladimir Putin June 10, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation.

Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act on abuse
Jun 10 2015
Pope Francis has approved new procedures for the Vatican to investigate and judge claims of “abuse of office” by bishops who allegedly failed to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sex abuse.

Obama in CHA address thanks organization for supporting health care law
Jun 09 2015
Obama said that without the support of CHA president and CEO Sister Carol Keehan, healthcare reform would not have passed.

Pope offers 'Stone Age' tips to youth for living the digital world well
Jun 08 2015
Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify - not enslave.

Peace demands passion, patience, hard work, pope tells Balkan nation
Jun 07 2015
God's plan for creation is peace, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina June 6.

Monks record sacred music that is 'part of air we breathe,' says one
Jun 06 2015
Once again the hills are filled with the sound of music, only this time the music soars from Benedictine monks rather than the Von Trapps.

Canadian commission: Reconciliation with aboriginals to take 'hard work'
Jun 05 2015
Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission used the term "cultural genocide" to describe what happened to aboriginal Canadians.