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Black Friday and bodybuilders: Bishop Barron's crass tactics mimic the culture

Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert Barron reportedly has 1.6 million Facebook fans and 130,000 followers on Twitter; his YouTube videos have 34 million views. I am not among the fans.

Nashville deacon removed from ministry for speaking out about sex abuse

A Nashville deacon who has raised questions about the completeness of the diocese's recently published list of priests accused of sexual abuse has been removed from ministry for "carrying on a public disagreement with the Diocese," according to a letter from his pastor.

Pope's quotes: Beautiful confession

Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.

Editorial: Trump tweets, Mueller indicts

We say: The techniques that have served President Donald Trump well to this point have become useless and now serve to provide new, fresh fodder to the investigators.

Bishops and astronauts gather in Washington to remember Apollo 8

Sometimes, the most profound truths about humanity — and God — are revealed when we take a small step back. Or rocket ourselves about 238,000 miles into space.

'Tomorrow is today': Vatican COP24 delegation urges climate solidarity

KATOWICE, POLAND - Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé, head of the Holy See delegation at COP24, sees "a gap between the urgency" of needed decisions and the commitment of some delegates.

English cardinal shocked to learn vicar sent two pedophiles to U.S.

An English cardinal has told an inquiry into child abuse of his shock at learning that a vicar general of his former archdiocese tried to help two pedophile priests escape to the United States.

Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops' retreat

For more than 38 years, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong retreat of the U.S. bishops.

COP24: It's not about resources anymore; it's about moral maturity

From Where I Stand: To address climate change, nothing much can happen to the world around us until something happens within us that is beyond money and power, that seeks global harmony.

At Trump's hotel, spiritual warriors pray for the president in his 'darkest hour'

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. is best known for hosting global diplomats and prominent dignitaries in its lavish facilities. But on Dec. 7, one of the hotel's many glimmering ballrooms was transformed into a sanctuary.