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Parish diversity reflects the changing nature of US society
Saturday, August 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- American parishes are not so monolithic anymore.

Traditionally European parishes, once the hallmark of the American Catholic Church, have become places where immigrants from Africa, Mexico, Central America and Asia have increasingly felt at home.

It's an indication of the ever-changing face of the U.S. church.

While many parishes have gone ...

Voting Rights Act at 50: Questions remain on who gets to vote
Friday, August 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Even after a half-century of election law that was intended to settle the question of who is eligible to vote in the United States, contentious issues remain on who gets that right.

The battles, just like those before the bill was signed into law Aug. 6, 1965, are held ...

Former nuncio dies in Vatican residence while awaiting sex abuse trial
Thursday, August 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Vatican official has ordered an autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was found dead Aug. 28 in the Vatican residence where he was awaiting trial on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Passionist Father Ciro Benedettini, Vatican spokesman, said ...

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