Cardinal Dolan invokes Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in march vigil homily

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York invoked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a homily at the Jan. 18 Mass that opened the National Prayer Vigil for Life.
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Laity in Baltimore and beyond taking their rightful place in pro-life work, ministry

Building a culture of life is not solely the work of bishops and ordained clergy. Laypeople take the lead in diocesan and parish settings, and in independent organizations, to make the case for life.
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Creche crush: D.C. couple has collection of 500 Nativity scenes

Thanks to their travels throughout the world over the past 40 years, this Catholic couple has collected at least 500 Nativity scenes.
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‘I’d sure want my kid in school,’ even as a refugee, singer says

McMurtry is one of a fistful of performers crisscrossing the western United States as part of the Lampedusa tour that benefits Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative
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Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

"Excessive inequality" threatens cooperation among all people in society "and the social pact it supports," said Bishop Frank J. Dewane in the U.S. bishops' annual Labor Day statement.
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Court: Company can take sisters’ land to build natural gas pipeline

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ and other landowners in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have lost their court case to keep a natural gas pipeline from being built on their property.
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Getting a health care bill through Congress fraught with difficulties

In the rush to reject Obamacare, as the ACA is popularly known, there lacks unanimity among Republicans in each chamber to make changes.
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Early reviews negative on Senate Republicans’ health care bill

Initial reaction from religious leaders was negative to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate's health care reform measure that was unveiled June 22 in "discussion draft" form by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.
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Forum examines religious freedom fight on world stage in past 20 years

It has been nearly 20 years since the International Religious Freedom Act became law. Organizers of a forum at Georgetown University thought it a good time to see how the religious freedom landscape worldwide has changed since 1998.
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U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

“It is deeply disappointing that the voices of those who will be most severely impacted were not heeded,” Bishop Dewane said in a May 4 statement.
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Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.
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