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US bishops and Iranian ayatollahs hold talks on nuclear arms

The religious leaders meet at the Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library in Qom, Iran, in March (CNS/ Stephen M Colecchi)

Ongoing dialogue planned to discuss role of faith leaders in influencing issue of Iran’s nuclear programme

UN official lauds Church’s support of migrants

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres  (CNS)

Antonio Guterres says his agency and others working with migrants can do more

Court continues injunction protecting Little Sisters from HHS mandate

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima sits in front of the Supreme Court  (CNS)

The Supreme Court issued a three-sentence order on Friday

Bishops approve Cause of Sister who reached out to the lapsed

US bishops gather at the at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption in Baltimore (Photo: CNS)

Mother Mary Teresa Tallon, a New Yorker, taught for 33 years before founding her own order

Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King

President Obama speaks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (CNS)

Thousands gather at Lincoln Memorial to mark 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington

US Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage rulings

Protesters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington earlier this year (CNS)

DOMA ruled unconstitutional while initiative barring same-sex marriage in California sent to lower courts

Obama awards America’s highest military honour to Catholic chaplain

Obama holds a pocket stole that belonged to Fr Emil Kapaun (Photo: CNS)

Obama calls Fr Emil Kapaun a ‘shepherd in combat boots’ who came from the greatest generation of Americans

Three US states approve laws allowing same-sex marriage

A poster outside a Catholic church in Maryland (Photo: CNS)

Six states have already legalised same-sex marriage, while 30 states have passed laws prohibiting it

US ordinariate to be created on January 1, says cardinal

Cardinal Wuerl, Vatican delegate for the US ordinariate (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Wuerl says 67 Episcopal priests have submitted dossiers seeking ordination in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Chaput appointed to Philadelphia

Archbishop Chaput at the press conference yesterday (CNS photo/Tim Shaffer, Reuters)

Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is regarded as orthodox and outspoken, is appointed to one of America’s biggest dioceses