New Staten Island Ferry vessel to be named for Catholic Worker co-founder+

"How providential that the ferry ... should be named after a brave, loving woman who cherished both those areas of our city and the people who live there"

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Governor signs death penalty repeal at site of 101 executions since 1991+

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chair of the U.S. bishops' committee on domestic justice and human development, welcomed the repeal, calling it "a bold step toward a culture of life."

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Serving the suffering is serving the crucified Christ, pope says+

"It is more important than ever today that Christ's faithful be witnesses of tenderness and compassion."

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In tough times, go to Joseph+

Joseph is not passively resigned, but courageously and firmly proactive.

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Bishops back bill to protect faith-based foster care, adoption providers+

'The Inclusion Act would remedy this unjust discrimination, and maximize the benefit to thousands of children in need.'

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Bishops: Relief will help many; lack of Hyde protections ‘unconscionable’+

The act will provide relief to Americans in need, but lacks "protections for the unborn."

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Photostory: Pope Francis a ‘penitential pilgrim’ in Iraq+

View a gallery of photos from the pope's historic visit.

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Faith amid the ruins: Pope calls Iraqis to affirm kinship under one God+

At the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham the pope called all believers to demonstrate their faith by treating one another as the brothers and sisters they are.

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Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says+

"If God is the God of love -- for so he is -- then it is wrong for us to hate our brothers and sisters."

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