Pell investigated ‘a year before any crime was reported’
Cops began looking for what offences 'might have occurred'
30,000 Americans to enter the Church at Easter Vigil
3,000 in L.A. archdiocese, over 2,000 in Galveston-Houston
Canadian bishops decry 'values test' for jobs program
Sign joint statement with Protestant, Jewish, Muslim leaders
Catholic conversions on rise in Sweden, Algeria, UAE
And 10% of S. Koreans are Catholic, 2nd highest in Asia
K of C make Easter pledge to aid persecuted Christians
Adding to $18M already given in Middle East since 2014
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng supports Cdl. Zen
Says deal will 'humiliate the Vatican, tarnish the Church'
French prez Macron denounces 'underground Islamism'
Focuses on Salafism as 'insidious enemy' to be fought
Chinese bishop freed but can't celebrate Chrism Mass
Gov't-backed rival has requested reconciliation with Rome
Taiwan fears Vatican will cut ties due to China deal
Relations with China typically mean a break with Taiwan
Francis visits Benedict XVI in wake of ‘Lettergate’
Vatican spokesman declined to provide details of meeting
Two million join in pro-life marches in Argentina
Parliament soon to discuss proposal to liberalize abortion
PP: 'We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’
Penn. clinic deletes tweet after getting negative reaction
Philippines: Cathedral won't hold Holy Week services
Structure still damaged from gov't vs. jihadists battle
N.Y. Times columnist Douthat releases book on Francis
Pope has intentionally created deep, long-lasting crisis
China: Police seize Vatican-backed underground bishop
Refused to concelebrate Mass with excommunicated bishop
Providence College prez finally condemns gay bullies
Shanley: Need to balance Catholic identity and 'be inclusive'
Chaput praises French officer & hero Arnaud Beltrame
He witnessed to placing well-being of others before self
Polish nuns take up boxing to fund-raise for orphanage
Video so far has raised one-third of the $88,000 needed
Pope accepts resignation of Irish abuse-case bishop
Media claims he mishandled an abuse report in the 1990s
State Dept. honors Italian nun as 'Woman of Courage'
For service to poor, displaced in war-torn parts of Africa
U.S. contributes to stalemate over abortion at UN
Pro-life stalwart U.S. delegate emboldens other countries
Missouri House approves 20-week abortion ban bill
About 20 states already have similar bans in place
Pope cancels audience with Papal Foundation donors
Some see snub or fear of facing angry ripped-off donors
Papal preacher: 'Full-blown paganism, idolatry of sex'
Daily scandals, including within Church, remind us of this
Cardinal Tong contradicts Zen on Vatican-China deal
He believes the deal is 'far-sighted' and aims at unity
R. Dawkins: Beware replacement of ‘benign’ Christianity
Has called Islam 'the most evil religion in the world'
Saudi Arabia claims revamp of its education curriculum
To 'combat extremist ideologies' of Muslim Brotherhood
French bishops decry French Islamist terror attack
Market violence, deaths 'unacceptable and inadmissible'
Tobin: ‘Reprehensible' treatment of Providence student
R.I.: College is 'at crossroads' and must decide its identity
Author's suspension from Order of Malta ‘wholly illegal’
'Happily, my suspension from the Order has been botched'
Police search Saginaw, Mich. bishop’s home, chancery
Due to lack of cooperation in ongoing abuse investigation
China: Religious affairs now under Party control
Structural change receives mixed views among Christians
Vatican UN diplomat: We oppose patents on life forms
Natural human genome not to be used for financial gain
Pope urges revival of devotion to Five Holy Wounds
Preaches, 'Look, enter in. By those wounds we were healed'
‘Effective’ male birth control pill chemically castrates
Reduces testosterone to levels of prepubescent boys, girls
Irish party suspends MP after her pro-life vote
Referendum lead-up swayed by media bias, foreign cash
‘Dictator Pope’ author suspended from Order of Malta
Says Sire: 'Sometimes a surprise coming-out party is best'
Majority of young adults in 12 EU nations have no faith
Czech Republic is the least religious; Poland is most so
Indian state poised to pass harsh anti-conversion bill
Converts would submit application, affidavit to magistrate
French dioceses edit photo of priest; cassock to jeans
Are they embarrassed by the idea of a priest as a priest?
Boko Haram frees most schoolgirls abducted in Feb.
Nigerian president credits 'backchannel' negotiations
Trans-ideology workshop at L.A. religious-ed conf.
Archdiocese hosts speakers who contradict Church teaching
Georgetown newspaper: Recognize pro-abortion group
School 'should prioritize free speech over religious policy'
Mass.: Holy Cross drops Christian knight as its mascot
Will 'phase out the use of all knight-related imagery'
Vatican communications head resigns after ‘Lettergate’
Msgr. Dario Viganò led doctoring of Benedict XVI letter
Bishop + 4 priests arrested in Brazil corruption case
Group diverted donations and party funds worth $600,000
Pope reflects on young people in God is Young book
Sets stage for Youth Synod at the Vatican in October 2018
Aussie hierarchy to hold 1st plenary council since '37
Asks, ‘What do we think God is asking of us in Australia?’
Sweden: Catholics decry idea to close religious schools
Problems in Muslim schools lead to broad-brush 'solution'
Rome conference to address confusion under Francis
Sponsored by Italians known as 'Friends of Cdl. Caffarra'
M. Eberstadt speaks at Notre Dame on Humanae Vitae
Accommodating the sexual revolution failed other churches
Miss. judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban
Within an hour of law's signing, pro-aborts file suit
Canons of St. John Cantius founder/pastor is removed
Cardinal Cupich acts 'after learning of credible allegations'
Miss. governor signs strictest abortion law in U.S.
Bans it after 15 weeks, no exceptions for rape, incest
Mexico: Amid no war, high number of murdered priests
Religious freedom 'severely threatened by organized crime'
Publisher reveals name of ‘Dictator Pope’ author
Historian Henry Sire 'hit a vein of disillusionment'
Providence College again in mission-confusion scandal
Students shocked by Church teaching, call it ‘hate speech’
Disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien dies at 80
Stepped down in 2013 after admitting to scandalous acts
Pope talks to young priests about correct discernment
Do so in prayer before God and consult a capable guide
Pope to new bishops: Avoid politicking, high society
They should 'abandon the temptation to become princes'
Embarrassed Vatican releases full Benedict XVI letter
Criticizes dissident German writing on Francis's theology
Bolivia: Gov't moves to control all Catholic schools
Bishops consider closure of all institutions or a strike
Pope meets Muslim official, denies Islam-terror link
OIC head thanks Francis for stance on Palestine, Rohingya
Polish bishops condemn rising anti-Semitism as 'evil'
After start of new law on responsibility for Holocaust
Philadelphia halts Catholic foster-care placements
Archdiocesan spokesman: We hope to continue to serve
Ohio AG will appeal to keep Down-synd. abortion ban
Judge who blocked anti-eugenics law is former prez of PP
Minn.: St. Catherine Univ. cancels women's conference
Because all 29 women scheduled to speak have white skin
Canada: Trudeau targeting churches’ tax-exempt status
Gov't committee is 'reviewing' charities, Income Tax Act
Vatican removes Guam archbishop accused of abuse
Source says Apuron will appeal the CDF panel's verdict
German interior minister: 'Islam does not belong' to us
Seehofer: And country shouldn't ditch Christian tradition
Vatican official comments on criticism of the Pope
On betraying Church doctrine: 'He does not accept this'
Pell's alleged victims end testimony in Aust. court
Lawyer accuses activists of trying to 'pin' offenses on Pell
Vatican bank has seen significant turnover in personnel
But 'old guard' career clerics remain largely in place. Why?
Senators propose bill to end illegal U.S. war in Yemen
Competing, bogus ‘compromise’ bill would prolong horror
Haspel CIA nomination raises questions about torture
In 2009 Obama prohibited CIA and military from using it
Vatican admits it doctored photo of Benedict XVI letter
To change meaning of remark about Francis's theology
Philippines gov't aims to pass divorce law within weeks
Citizen polls: 53% support, 32% against, 15% undecided
S. Hawking was member of Pontif. Acad. of Sciences
Avowed atheist still engaged in Faith and Reason dialogue
Despite new law, some Irish pubs respect Good Friday
Ban on serving alcohol that day was in place since 1927
U.S. Christian leaders protest Israel's church tax
Churches' activities 'impaired, even halted' by liens
Kasper: Gay unions ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage
Compares it to status of Catholics v. non-Catholic Christians
Michigan judge harshly sentences 5 pro-life activists
Red Rose Rescuers distributed roses to mothers in clinic
Failed execution emphasizes flaws in death penalty
Man's lawyers see cruel/unusual, double jeopardy issues
Catholic leaders reflect on Pope's 5-year anniversary
Chaput: He challenges us to witness via concrete action
Italian bishop invites adulterous couples to be leaders
Semeraro: Come be lectors, religious educators, etc.
Pakistan court: Job-seekers must declare their religion
Rights activists see hard blow to religious minorities
Society of Catholic Scientists grows to 600+ members
Public witness to harmony between faith, science career
Key part of Benedict's 'inner continuity' letter emerges
Emeritus admits he hasn't read books on Francis’s theology
India: Hindu extremists attack nuns, damage hospital
Churchmen say attacking Christians garners votes for pols
Jordan Peterson calls Disney’s Frozen ‘propagandistic’
Popular movie is 'absolutely appalling piece of rubbish'
Pope is lauded for consistent anti-slavery commitment
Called 'greatest anti-slavery campaigner in world today'
Benedict XVI sees 'inner continuity' in pontificates
Francis has 'profound philosophical, theological formation'
Chinese scholars attend organ-trafficking conference
Pontifical Academy of Sciences event expands good will
Archbp. Paglia sides with U.K. judge in Alfie case
Experts disagree that ventilator is 'overzealous treatment'
Ireland: 100,000 rally against legalizing abortion
'A rising of the people against media and political elites'
Former PM Bruton calls for Ireland to reject abortion
'We should be proud' of right to life in our constitution
Scientists use 3D MRI to map brains of preemie babies
Seek clues to mental disorders like autism, schizophrenia
New film about Mary Magdalene set to open in Europe
Actress: Aim is 'more of a spiritual than a religious film'
Chile cardinal scatters blame for subpar papal trip
Errazuriz takes no responsibility for scandal's effects
Poland: Stores shut as Sunday trading ban takes effect
Workers enjoy day of rest but many consumers resent limit
Cdl. Mueller speaks on Humanae Vitae change attempt
Imposing heterodox teaching = 'a crime against the Church'
Cdl. Zen on China deal: Rome holds the high cards
Yet Vatican seems 'to want to forfeit' to gain stature
Seventh-Day Adventist churchgoers killed by lightning
In Rwanda mountainous region; 16 dead, 140 hospitalized
Interview with new CDF prefect Archbishop Ladaria SJ
Quotes Ratzinger: 'We defend the Faith of simple believers'
Ex-head of German bishops, Cdl. Lehmann, dies at 81
Now 215 cardinals, 117 of whom can vote in papal conclave
Pope appoints personnel to plan Pan-Amazonian synod
Two cardinals have advocated for allowing married clergy
Madrid churches attacked on Internat'l Women’s Day
Vandals make pro-abortion graffiti during 'feminist strike'
Irish gov't approves abortion referendum wording
Approval would repeal 8th Amendment to Irish constitution
Vatican confirms papal trip to Baltic nations in Sept.
Will visit Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 25 years after JPII
3 abortion giants got $1.5B in tax money over 3 years
4 top-funded PP affiliates are under criminal investigation
Wheaton College recently won its HHS mandate fight
Christian school's victory receives 'news-media crickets'
1st Vatican Hackathon seeks solutions to real problems
Tech students probe interfaith, migrant/refugee issues
Univ. of Wisc. campuses chop liberal arts programs
To shift resources to 'areas with high-demand career paths'
African cardinal: West is fixated on divorcees, gays
Empty churches, not outliers, are Europe’s main problem
Cardinal Brandmüller raps German bishops’ new 'ploy'
Applying special cases to normal life is 'wicked trick'
Syrian nuns decry Western media coverage of Ghouta
'Deliver us, Lord, from the war and from bad journalism'
Indian court to police: Investigate Syro-Malabar head
Cardinal is accused of breach of trust over a land sale
Wisconsin diocese soon to end lay-worker pension plan
Old Catholic school teachers, others will get lump payout
U.S. sisters respond to Vatican story on exploited nuns
'What makes work valuable in the end is love' and service
Humorous billboards urge Catholics go to Confession
One shows Thomas Aquinas saying, 'Sin makes you stupid'
Swedish court uses Sharia law in wife-beating case
Bar Assoc. president: A prejudiced and strange judgment
Salvadoran archbishop Romero to be made a saint
Beatified in May 2015; revered for denouncing repression
Paul VI to be canonized at close of October synod
Future consistory will determine date for the ceremony
Saudi crown prince visits Cairo Coptic cathedral
Unprecedented visit is part of stronger ties with Egypt
Pew: Conservative Catholics less content with Francis
Study finds 'growing discontent' on the political right
USCCB: Call Congress on Conscience Protection Act
Protect health care providers from culture of death issues
Vatican signals 'concern' over populist rise in Italy
Parties have vowed to deport boatloads of immigrants
U.S.: Suicide-activist prof would ditch all age limits
Says parents are harmed by seeing their children suffer
Death of Chinese rights lawyer raises suspicions
Li was prominent defender of arrested Christian pastors
Ex-Anglican leader, Dawkins attack Catholic schools
U.K.: Call rule-change for new faith schools 'divisive'
Vatican magazine: Nuns are ‘like servants’ for priests
Report: Their service is exploited and underappreciated
Colo.: Mennonite investigator jailed over conscience
Refuses to testify due to objection to death penalty
Lesbians sue USCCB over rejection as foster parents
Muslim/Mormon pair accuse Fort Worth Catholic Charities
S. African bishops laud new land redistribution plan
New gov't will expropriate land 'without compensation'
Italy: Victory for Eurosceptic and populist parties
Five Star Movement becomes challenge to establishment
Planned Parenthood claims 'Some men have a uterus'
Abortion giant mocked for biologically inaccurate tweet
Marian memorial feast day added to liturgical calendar
'Mother of the Church' will be on Monday after Pentecost
D.C. archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan
CUA prof: Plan doesn't exploit 'ambiguous phrases' of AL
Kasper book on AL subtitled 'A brotherly discussion'
Says AL debate has been 'very bitter' and 'way too strong'
Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn., to file for bankruptcy
74 abuse allegations against 31 clergy take their toll
Italy: Male escort compiles dossier on 40 gay priests
Says he outed them because he can’t stand their hypocrisy
U.K.: Group of 500 priests issue statement on gender
CCC: ‘Happiness lies in accepting how God has made us’
Saudi Arabia: Twitter ads for Moroccan 'maids for sale'
New controversy over clear-cut modern human trafficking
German bishops’ website jokes about Vatican stamp
Easter stamp has 'a gym-Jesus with muscle-packed arms'
N. Ireland bishop resigns over abusive-priest furor
Fourth prelate to resign in recent years following criticism
Australia: Prosecutor drops abuse charge against Pell
Cardinal still has to fight several other allegations
Tex. bishops raise alarm about Texas Right to Life
After conflicts over incremental tactics, end-of-life issues
Christians in Damascus come under heavy rebel fire
While media focus on regime attack in different suburb
'Year of Youth' in Chinese Archdiocese of TaiYuan
'To seek God, to walk together in the universal Church'
Pro-abort Shriver to speak at L.A. archdiocesan event
Why does Religious Education Congress need a celebrity?
YouTube uses Southern Pov. Law Cntr. to police content
SPLC labels ordinary pro-lifers, conservatives as haters
Müller raps German bishops’ plan for Prot. Communion
Allowing Communion in specific cases is 'rhetorical trick'
Germany’s Trier diocese to reduce parishes by 80%
Cut 172 to 35, each headed by a priest and two laymen
Cdl. Zen calls Vatican-China deal 'shameless surrender'
Says Parolin's obsessive Ostpolitik compromises too much
CDF issues Placuit Deo letter, on aspects of salvation
Part II addresses the 'effect of current cultural changes'
Council of Cardinals mull 'healthy decentralization'
Including options to accelerate process of abuse cases
Cdl. Sarah: Top western prelates commit ‘new betrayal’
Faith is lacking 'among those responsible for the Church'
Anti-Catholic youth occupy cathedral in Congo capital
Peaceful marches are infiltrated by some seeking violence
Georgetown honors pro-abortion Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL
Whose bishop barred him from Communion due to scandal
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