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Vatican document calls for global authority to regulate markets
Oct 25 2011
VATICAN CITY - A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development.”

Young adult excitement is growing in archdiocese
Oct 24 2011
Buzz is building amongst people in their 20s and 30s in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as they seek to find their place in the church.

Respect rights, religious freedom in Mideast, Maronite patriarch urges
Oct 23 2011
NEW YORK – Unless Middle Eastern countries support religious freedom and respect human rights, the “Arab spring” movement will devolve into an “Arab winter,” said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai.

Franciscans risk stoning to provide aid to poor along border fence
Oct 22 2011
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – The compact car lifted a trail of dust as it traveled slowly along the 18-foot-tall chain-link fence, attracting the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol agent sitting in his green and white SUV.

St. Isaac Jogues rejoices in renovations
Oct 20 2011
CARNEY – When St. Isaac Jogues parishioners gathered for their church’s dedication Oct. 19, 1960, a dream began.

Father Pavone seeks mediation with bishop of Amarillo, Texas
Oct 19 2011
WASHINGTON – Saying that communication has broken down between Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas, and himself, pro-life activist Father Frank Pavone is seeking mediation to resolve differences stemming from questions over the financial operations of Priests for Life.

Touched by universal church, WYD pilgrims reunite with purpose
Oct 18 2011
CATONSVILLE – The crowd was markedly different in size, but the passion was just as fervent.

Bishop Finn, diocese plead not guilty to failure to report child abuse
Oct 17 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bishop Robert W. Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which he heads, entered pleas of not guilty to misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse.

Viviano, brother walk the faith journey together
Oct 14 2011
Mark Viviano jumped into a rental car outside a St. Louis airport May 28 and sped toward the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City, 90 minutes away.

U.S. bishops find Iraqi Christians want return to peace, meaningful jobs
Oct 14 2011
WASHINGTON – Iraqis want a return to peace, security and stability and the chance to secure meaningful employment, said two U.S. bishops who traveled to Baghdad in a demonstration of the American Catholic Church’s solidarity with the country’s violence-weary Christians.