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Maternity leave policies: How Catholic dioceses and organizations rank

Sep 19, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic dioceses across the U.S. were surveyed last year about their parental leave policies, showing that very few provide comprehensive... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki.

Berlin archdiocese undergoing significant restructuring

Jan 21, 2013

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has finalized plans to cut the number of churches in the Archdiocese of Berlin by over... Read more

Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif.

Crystal Cathedral receives new name and pastor

Jun 9, 2012

During the ordination of several new priests, Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Diocese of Orange announced the new name... Read more

Bishop Blase J. Cupich.

Wash. diocese reaches sex abuse agreement to save parishes

Jun 1, 2012

The Diocese of Spokane, Wash. has reached a mediation agreement in a sex abuse suit that will save parishes from... Read more

The cross of St. Mary's Catholic church surrounded by the frame of the former parish. Courtesy of Show Me the Ozarks Magazine by photographer Doug Hunt.

Signs of hope one year after Joplin tornado

May 22, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

As the residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster that hit their community, a diocesan... Read more