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By putting God in the driver's seat, blogging deacon found his path

Conversations with Sr. Camille: Through his "rewarding and humbling" blog, "The Deacon's Bench," Greg Kandra has been able to reach people worldwide.


The vocations shortage has become an acute crisis

A Roman Observer: A few years ago, an American bishop who has since retired described the last ad limina visit he made to Rome under Pope John Paul II.



Pages and protection: A first step in bringing clergy sex abuse secrets to light

30 years later: During those early years of our coverage, we would often get calls from abuse victims who simply needed someone to listen.


Moving beyond presuppositions

On the April 11, 2009, episode of "Britain's Got Talent," a middle-aged woman made her way to the stage and said she wanted to sing like one of Britain's most acclaimed stars of musical theater, Elaine Paige. At...

Francis: Environmental destruction makes us like Cain, killing our brother

QUITO, ECUADOR -- Updated 7 p.m. Central: Pope challenges civil society. Earlier he told Catholic students and educators that care for the environment is a God-given...


In Ecuador, Francis cries out for Latin American freedom, unity

Pope Francis tied together the Christian proclamation of faith with Ecuadoreans' centurieslong struggle to stop exploitation of their resources and their very selves.


Controversial Chilean bishop's appointment continues to divide diocese

Priests and laypeople in Osorno are angry and bewildered at the way their local church has been steamrollered and their appeals ignored.


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