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Finding strength, community in the washing of feet

Young Voices: Washing my husband's feet is the moment I have returned to more than any other as I seek strength for the journey in marriage.


Former Salvadoran defense minister faces deportation from U.S. for role in killings, torture

A judge in Miami ruled that former Salvadoran Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia "assisted or otherwise participated in" torture and assassinations, including the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero.



Health care must protect everyone, 'born and unborn,' say bishops

Virginia's two Catholic bishops have urged the state's lawmakers to enact health care reforms "that cover everyone and protect everyone, born and unborn."

A statement issued Friday by Bishops Francis...


Stories inspire hope for church's future

Book review: In vignettes from young Catholics in their 20s and 30s, Hungering and Thirsting for Justice shows members of the faithful living out the Gospel with their actions.

On Good Friday, Pope's focus on social justice Gospel

Added to the imagery of Good Friday at the Vatican this year: Connections between Christ's suffering and those of homeless, jobless, migrants, women.


Anti-Semitism is not a thing of the past

Faith and Justice: Anti-Semitism is one of the greatest sins of the Christian era. That it found fertile ground in Christian hearts is a scandal and a tragedy.


Twin Cities task force reports 'serious shortcomings' in archdiocesan policies

A lay task force's six-month independent review of the sex abuse policies in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese found "a flawed organizational structure."


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April 11-24, 2014


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