Easter Sunday processions in a southern Italian diocese have been infiltrated by the mafia in the past. The bishop has issued
new directives aimed at keeping them out.
The state's new religious-freedom law could protect the University of Notre Dame if it chooses to reverse its policy of providing employee
benefits to same-sex spouses.
The shift to more violent means of execution in some states is forcing society to confront the uncomfortable reality of the death penalty.
Despite threats of loss of convention business, Gov. Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law.
Kansas will be first to ban dismemberment abortions if Gov. Brownback signs a bill that recently passed the state legislature.
Archbishop Blase Cupich, in office for about four months, quickly has been reorganizing the Archdiocese of Chicago, including
chancery and seminary leadership.
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