Election 2012 -- Pew poll: Obama opens up lead over Romney among Catholics 
Election 2012 -- Phoenix, Ariz. Roman Catholic Priest Says Catholics Should Not Be Single-Issue Voters, Cites Church Teachings, Memos 
Catholic Bishops Ramp Up Same-Sex Marriage Fight . Archbishop of Newark, N.J., says people who support same-sex marriage should refrain from communion
Mumbai, India -- Catholics protest their portrayal in Bollywood films 
Opinion from Deutsche Welle: Klaus Kr‰mer agrees with a German court ruling that those who don't pay church taxes can no longer be Catholics.  If you want to be a member of a community, he argues, you don't just have rights, but obligations.
Opinion: The folly of German bishops making Catholics pay  A decision to make outcasts of German Catholics who do not pay church tax has drawn outrage from members
Canada: Bishops block foreign aid campaign for being too partisan . Education campaign had targeted the Harper government's controversial changes to Canadian international assistance
They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes: Ginseng poachers take to the woods as prices soar . This story is from Wisconsin.
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