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The Archbishop of Baltimore defended religious freedom after a commitee chairman called it an ‘excuse for discrimination’

The faithful in America has embraced these memorials. Catholics in Britain should do the same

The Democratic vice presidential nominee opposed same-sex marriage until 2005

The bishops said the rights of people with religious objections to contraception should be protected

American pilgrims were amongst those delighted to celebrate Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Objectors to assisted suicide law (PA/Andrew Milligan)

Judge Daniel Ottolia said it would cause ‘additional pain’ for patients if the bill was put on hold

Durant police surround Rodney Earl Sanders after his initial appearance in municipal court where he was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The nuns’ order has said it opposes the death penalty and said the sisters’ murders do ‘not demand revenge’

A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the killing of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill

Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington will replace Bishop J Terry Steib

Republican Gov Susana Martinez said she will push for reinstatement during the 2017 legislative session