The rules would probably expand religious and moral exemptions for covering birth control in employer health insurance plans, a move that critics say would limit women’s access to contraception.

Macron was speaking about child brides in Africa, but drew backlash from Americans.

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When they leave seminary, many priests are immature, isolated and not ready to minister in American culture

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A newly released list of 31 accused priests in the Archdiocese of Washington included some painful surprises: priests who had never been publicly named as abusers before.

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The movie brings to the big screen a miniature drama of the abortion debate writ large, with both sides advancing their narratives at the expense of the potential for common ground.

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Four days after Donald Wuerl's exit over abuse criticism, Catholic leaders say the move is necessary for "full transparency."

Baltimore police say they will recognize the ID cards created by the Catholic church.

The early end to the top cleric’s career reflects Catholics' ire over church bureaucrats' handling of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy.

Still divided over the allegations that led Cardinal Wuerl to resign, the region's Catholics speculate what the future holds for the Archdiocese of Washington.

The 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, tortured and left to die 20 years ago. For years, his parents have been afraid to bury him out of concern the site would draw anti-gay protests. The National Cathedral will inter Shepard's remains in its crypt on Oct. 26.

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