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WHEELING, W.Va. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Bransfield is targeting child poverty in his latest pastoral letter. 
Manila, Philippines -- Some Catholic bishops sent a powerful message to their critics who are pushing the controversial reproductive health bill: Do not underestimate us. 
Manila, Philippines -- Church puts clout on the line with drive against reproductive health bill : A Catholic official said Wednesday the bishops for the first time would be urging the faithful to vote as a bloc to defeat the Reproductive Health bill that the bishops say is anti-life and the candidates favoring passing it.
Pittsburgh -- Bishop Zubik responds to dismissal of lawsuit regarding Obamacare 
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Editorial: Teen boy dennied confirmation because of Facebook photo with pro-gay marriage sign -- The flap in Barnesville over gay marriage is a sign of more restlessness ahead for the church. 
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A nontraditional Catholic organization has offered to confirm a Barnesville 17-year-old after he was denied confirmation  because of his support for gay marriage.
Australia -- President of Catholic Religious Australia says significant changes coming to the way it handles its response to the issue of sexual abuse 
DR Congo: International community has failed us , says bishop