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Francis: Christians must apologize to gay people for marginalizing them

On the papal plane -- "The church must say it's sorry for not having comported itself well," Francis says. Must say this to gays, the poor and "mistreated...

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Chicago parishes look to do more with less through energy efficiency

Eco Catholic & The Field Hospital: Locating economical and effective rebates and programs on energy savings is an archdiocesan-wide initiative.

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Spirituality

There will never be another generation like the Ex Generation

Soul Seeing: When my 8-year-old grandson called, I expected a report of his Little League baseball game. This time, he asked me why I left the priesthood.

Kansas City bishop apologizes for 'betrayal' of sexual abuse

Bishop James Johnston Jr. apologized June 26 to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, their families and the community in the diocese during a special liturgy of penitence.

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Chilean ex-soldier found liable for 1973 death of singer Victor Jara

Update: A Florida jury has found a former lieutenant in the Chilean army liable for the grisly murder of a famed Chilean folksinger nearly 43 years after the assassination.

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Cardinal Marx: Society must create structures to respect gay rights

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx also told NCR that Pope Francis' Vatican reforms depend on "a new relationship between lay people and clerics, that is clear."

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