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Vatican ends controversial three-year oversight of US sisters' leaders

A controversial three-year program of Vatican oversight of the main leadership group of U.S. Catholic sisters has come to an end.

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Reactions of relief as LCWR oversight ends

Global Sisters Report: Catholic women religious and observers reacted with notable -- but muted -- relief to the end of Vatican oversight of LCWR.

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Politics

Half of US states consider right-to-die legislation

More than a dozen states, plus the District of Columbia, are considering controversial medically assisted death legislation this year.

The laws would allow mentally fit, terminally ill patients age 18...

Women Religious

Reactions of relief as LCWR oversight ends

Global Sisters Report: Catholic women religious and observers reacted with notable -- but muted -- relief to the end of Vatican oversight of LCWR.

Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons

Faith and Justice: The U.S. Catholic bishops could take a lesson from Mormon leaders on how to deal with religious liberty and gay rights.

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Influential Catholics call for removal of San Francisco archbishop in full-page ad

A powerful cross-section of Catholics is asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, saying the archbishop has "fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance."

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San Francisco ad signers counter 'fringe group' charge

The signees of an open letter to Pope Francis are the "bedrock of the archdiocese," one of them said at a press conference Thursday morning.

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April 10-23, 2015

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