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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I’m looking forward finally to having my day in court.”

Skyline Productions moves into new studios, continues popular TV Mass outreach

Skyline Productions, which normally brings the weekly TV Mass from Phoenix’s cathedral into thousands of Arizona homes, instead welcomed viewers and supporters to its...

Federal lawsuits by Catholic dioceses, groups seek to stop HHS mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Forty-three Catholic dioceses, schools, hospitals, social service agencies and other institutions filed suit in federal court May 21 to stop three...

Cardinal Pell calls for ‘no doctrinal back-flips’ at next family synod

Looking ahead to the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell said the task for Catholics "over the next 12 months" is to explain "the necessity of conversion, the nature of the Mass," and "the purity of heart the Scriptures require of us to receive holy Communion."

Arizona bishops endorse Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid plan

The bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference have endorsed Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid plan, joining a coalition of health advocates and business leaders who...

Survey shows increase in Americans who aren’t part of any religion

A major study of the religious landscape of the United States shows a continuing decline in the number of people who consider themselves part of any religion, with the largest shift occurring among the "millennial" generation.

Pro-lifers carve space for themselves at Women’s March

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Amid signs proclaiming “Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries,” “#IstandWithPlannedParenthood”, and a host of other homemade posters ranging from the snarky to the explicit at the Women’s March on Washington, pro-life women staked a spot in support of women’s dignity — and against abortion.

Catholic Charities celebrates 80 years of serving those in need

Send them the homeless, jobless, the victims of domestic violence and drug addicts, refugees and foster children, those with mental and physical problems. All have been welcomed by Catholic Charities Community Services for the last 80 years.

Catholic Education Arizona scoops out $4M in first wave of need-based scholarships

Catholic Education Arizona welcomed principals back to the new school year with a sweet deal.

In Rio, Catholic leaders agree: People must be at center of policies

RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) -- With political leaders from around the world gathering in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the future of the planet,...