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December 6, 2011

Church leaders not sitting on sidelines in MD gay marriage debate

Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, speaks in support of traditional marriage during a Nov. 30 press conference at First Apostolic Faith Church International in Baltimore. (CR Staff/George P. Matysek Jr.) There’s no doubt that same-sex marriage is going to be the hot-button issue in Annapolis next year. Gov. Martin J....
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Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, speaks in support of traditional marriage during a Nov. 30 press conference at First Apostolic Faith Church International in Baltimore. (CR Staff/George P. Matysek Jr.) There’s no doubt that same-sex marriage is going to be the hot-button issue in Annapolis next year. Gov. Martin J....
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Vatican thanks Knights for restoring tomb from old St. Peter’s Basilica

VATICAN CITY – With help from the Knights of Columbus, the only papal tomb transferred from the old to the new St. Peter’s Basilica has been restored.
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Bishop Patrick Sheridan, retired New York auxiliary, dies at 89

NEW YORK – Auxiliary Bishop Patrick J. Sheridan, a retired vicar general and one of the best-known and most popular priests in the New York Archdiocese, died Dec. 2. He was 89.
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State proposes tighter regulations on abortion clinics

The Maryland Catholic Conference is heartened by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s publication of proposed tighter regulations on abortion clinics.
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Judge turns down request to question Vatican officials in US abuse case

PORTLAND, Ore. – A federal judge in Portland has declined to order face-to-face questioning of Vatican officials in a lawsuit claiming that the Vatican was the employer of an abusive priest in the 1960s.
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