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Massachusetts middle school can’t be called Catholic after flying Gay Pride and Black Lives Matter flags, bishop says

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A Massachusetts middle school can no longer be called Catholic after flying Gay Pride and Black Lives Matter flags at the school, the bishop of the Diocese of Worcester of the Catholic Church says. The Nativity Sc...

Colorado Catholic bishops ask lawmakers who voted for abortion law to refrain from communion

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Voting for the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), the bishops wrote, was "participating in a gravely sinful action because it facilitates the killing of innocent unborn babies."  Colorado State capitol ...

‘Irreplaceable’ $2 million tabernacle stolen from Catholic church in Brooklyn, police say

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A tabernacle valued at $ 2 million was stolen from a Catholic church in Brooklyn last week and statues of angels flanking the altar were decapitated in the process, police said. Power tools were used to "forcefully...

Durbin’s Catholic faith is a ‘conflict of interest’ for holding Supreme Court accountable: pro-choice group

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The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that Durbin is "pressing the CEOs of Discord and Twitch about the role the platforms play in disseminating hatred and extremist content—and what they’re doing in respon...

NYT’s Maureen Dowd: ‘Catholic,’ ‘churchly ethos’ of Supreme Court threatens to turn America ‘upside down’

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Dowd began her piece, titled "Too Much Church in The State," by specifically targeting conservative Catholic Justice Amy Coney Barrett, claiming the mother of 7 is poised to impose her religious will on the country t...

Boulder Catholic church vandalized with abortion rights graffiti

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The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News it responded to reports Wednesday morning of vandalism at the church.  Photos show the church tagged with messages like "bans off our bodies" and "my body my choice."...

Catholic diocese in New Jersey reaches $87.5M settlement with hundreds of sexual abuse victims

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A multimillion-dollar settlement between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, and victims of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy has been announced by the diocese and a survivors committee. Abo...

Opinion: The Pope puts a crack in the Catholic Church’s ‘stained glass ceiling’

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Kirsten Powers is a CNN senior political analyst and New York Times bestselling author of "Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts." Follow her on Twitter, In...

Violence in eastern Colombia has left 130 dead this year, UN and Catholic Church say

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Some 130 people have been killed and more than 3,000 have been forcibly displaced this year as violence has surged in eastern Colombia, according to the United Nations and the Catholic Church. The institutions have ...

Catholic church in Michigan still trying to remedy hundreds of invalid baptisms performed over 13 years

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After hundreds of Catholic baptisms performed in Michigan between 1986 and 1999 were deemed invalid because of the language used during the ritual, the Archdiocese of Detroit is still trying to remedy the situation....

Texas Rep. Gooden presses Catholic Charities, other NGOs about role in border crisis

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Gooden sent the letter as NGOs and federal agencies come under fire for their role in exacerbating the situation. "Nonprofit groups operating a secretive, taxpayer-funded, and likely illegal operation must be honest ...

California gambling nun who embezzled over $835K from Catholic school gets 1 year in prison

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Mary Margaret Kreuper, 80, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay $ 825,338 in restitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. NEW MEXICO MAN TOOK BATH, ATE SHRIMP, AND LEFT $ 200 DURI...

Catholic group condemns DOJ priorities amid uptick in vandalism against churches

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"Last month we alerted Attorney General Merrick Garland to the disturbing rash of attacks on Catholic symbols, shrines, statues and churches across the country and asked that the Department of Justice investigate," B...

Italian Catholic, Jewish leaders condemn use of Nazi flag at church funeral

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Italian Catholic and Jewish leaders on Tuesday condemned as outrageous an episode in which right-wing extremists put a flag with a swastika on a coffin outside a church after a religious funeral and gave Nazi salute...

Supreme Court orders NY court to reconsider ruling forcing Catholic diocese to cover abortions

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The Supreme Court declined to take the case of the Diocese of Albany v. Emami in light of a major ruling it handed down earlier this year siding with a Catholic charity in Philadelphia that declined to screen same-se...

Biden slammed by Catholic priests for meeting with Pope Francis, taking communion

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Several U.S. bishops expressed dismay about the pope's reported words to Biden. Bishop Joseph Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, retweeted a blistering blog post by conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke that strongly reaffir...

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