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Vatican diplomatic successes with nuns, the U.S., and Cuba

Faith and Justice: The Vatican's report on the sisters and its role in repairing relations between the U.S. and Cuba overshadowed a third diplomatic milestone.

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Milwaukee archdiocese seeks settlement that would double money for abuse survivors

One of the claimants in the bankruptcy described the proposed settlement as "a Christmas gift for lawyers" and said it likely would not be approved by the committee of creditors.

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Marquette professor banned from campus after criticizing classroom gay marriage discussion

The professor said he will take legal measures if necessary to overturn his ban after he criticized a teaching assistant for not allowing students to discuss the ethics of gay marriage.

Spirituality

Have a defiant Christmas!

In those long ago days of Christmas innocence when it always snowed gently in a starry and windless night, my parents would hustle my sisters and me into the back seat of the car. We would drive slowly, snow...

Editorial: The Incarnation is both pure grace and a work in progress

We say: Christmas has yet to find a voice within the virtual search engines that read our desires. Advent is our annual wakeup call.

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Engage the future: Reflections on the apostolic visitation report

Commentary: I want to delve below the surface to engage what I think are some of the deeper issues and concerns and hopes that challenge us for the future.

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Home for the holidays?

NCR Today: The immigration debate is wrapped up in legal ramifications and ongoing political problems. Regardless, these things shouldn't distract from the recognition of innate...

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