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Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

The U.S. House budget resolution "will place millions of poor and vulnerable people in real jeopardy" because it reduces deficits "through cuts for human needs" and by trying to slash taxes at the same time, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.

Court says church has right to hire employees who ‘advance faith’

A court ruling that the New York Archdiocese did not discriminate against a school principal when it did not renew her contract affirms "the freedom of a church to decide who will serve as its religious leaders," said the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

An explosive device was detonated outside the offices of the Mexican bishops' conference, directly across the street from the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

U.S. bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed

After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, urged senators of both parties to "work together to advance changes that serve the common good."

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state's 100 fountains.

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure "protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.

Investigation into Regensburg choir finds more than 500 boys were abused

More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the prestigious boys choir of the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany, said an independent investigator.

HealthEast ending maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul will end Sept. 10, HealthEast announced July 25.

Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options

There are plenty of myths that surround natural family planning, but advocates say the Catholic Church can help dispel those myths and raise an awareness of which fertility-awareness options exist for married couples that embrace church teaching.

Learning from natural family planning instructor said better than app

Natural Cycles recently gained international attention as the first cellphone app to be recognized as a contraceptive by the European Union.