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Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

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What makes a hospital Catholic? Jewish? Etc?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Out of Iraq: A Homily

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A pope resign? Mind-boggling but soul-healing

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Benedict should stay – and clean house

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“Bad” popes and bishops

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When Catholic bishops control health care for all of us

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Irish Abuse: Asylums and Spirituality

The 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse reported decades of mistreatment described by commentators as … Continued

Will Obama Save Catholic Schools?

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