National Catholic Reporter

In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis leaves after an audience with families in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Vatican polls parishes on birth control, marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of […]

10/31/2013

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Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration’s compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it’s pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from […]

07/09/2013

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Best-selling author, outspoken Rev. Greeley dies

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Andrew Greeley, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist who even criticized the hierarchy of his own church over the child sex abuse scandal, has […]

05/30/2013