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National and state-level votes suggest the hierarchy may be losing touch with its people

The National Institutes of Health plan to lift ban on research funds for part-human, part-animal embryos

Archbishop Kurtz addressed the synod today

Catholics ‘should express openness and welcome to refugees’, says Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Pope Francis has spoken out over the death penalty on numerous occasions

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

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Benedict XVI issues appeal in message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Archbishop preaches at end of US bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom

Head of US bishops’ conference says doubts whether the White House is open to compromise