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Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

Evangelicals embrace a like-minded pope

Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

Top Southern Baptist official breaks pledge, endorses Romney

Breaking a longstanding personal pledge, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying next week’s … Continued

Democrats gather in the heart of Billy Graham country

The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political place. Charlotte, N.C., is known for three … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

Catholic hospitals reject Obama’s birth control compromise

In an unexpected blow to the Obama administration and a major boon for America’s Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health … Continued

Vatican: American nuns need reform

WASHINGTON — The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, … Continued

Kennedy vs. Catholic bishops

By David Waters Confusion over whether and how government health-care reform will or should deal with abortion has resulted in … Continued

Pope Meets With U.S. Envoy

National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen has a report on Pope Benedict XVI’s first meeting with Miguel Diaz, President Obama’s new … Continued