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Court to hear case on religious schools barred from Maine choice program

The Supreme Court are taking up a Maine case against a rule that lets families who live in towns without public schools receive public tuition funds to send their children to another public or private school as long as it's not a religious school.

Draft of Cuba’s new family code opens door for gay marriage

The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them.

Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, set to welcome home remains of Father Kapaun

The flag-draped casket was empty during a memorial Mass in Wichita for Father Emil J. Kapaun July 29, 1953. The casket at Kapaun's funeral Mass Sept. 29, won't be vacant. He is coming home.

The voices of the victims of clergy sexual abuse

Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.

A new outlook on confession, the sacrament of joy

At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.

Pope to lay associations: Be aware of the Apostolic power you have

Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.

Highlights of Pope Francis' visit to Budapest and Slovakia

A video roundup of Pope Francis' 34th Apostolic Journey, a 4-day visit which took him first to Budapest to close the 52nd Eucharistic Congress and then to Slovakia for a whirlwind tour to strengthen the faith of the EU nation's majority Catholic population.

Pope's visit to Slovakia helped strengthen faith

Following the Pope's visit to the Roma community in Slovakia, a Salesian priest who works in the area describes the effect the Holy Father's visit had on those living in the neighbourhood.

Pope: Abortion is murder, the Church must be close and compassionate, not political

Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and vaccines, as well as Holy Communion for politicians who approve abortion laws.

Pope Francis thanks Mary for visit to Budapest and Slovakia

Pope Francis returns to the Vatican following his Apostolic Visit to Budapest and Slovakia, stopping at St. Mary Major’s to thank Our Lady for her protection.