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Loyola Marymount community objects to dean's links to abortion groups

May 1, 2014

Loyola Marymount University’s appointment of an atheist dean with a record of service to abortion-supporting groups suggests the university may... Read more

Jesuit school's dean finalists faulted for Planned Parenthood ties

Mar 24, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Professors and alumni of Loyola Marymount University have said the school should begin another search for candidates for the dean... Read more

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for... Read more

Despite lawsuit, Ohio archdiocese keeps teacher morality clause

Jun 6, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Although the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $171,000 to a school teacher fired for undergoing artificial insemination,... Read more

Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, California

Bishop stands firm on maintaining Catholic identity in schools

Mar 27, 2013

Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., has said that he will allow several months for education and instruction... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI. (

Pope calls on bishops to run charities better

Dec 2, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has released an apostolic letter on charitable activities that asks bishops to improve their supervision of local... Read more


Phoenix medical center not stripped of Catholic status

Oct 22, 2012

The Diocese of Phoenix clarified over the weekend that a hospital working on certifying its Catholic identity has not been... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Creighton partnership does not change Phoenix hospital's non-Catholic status

Jul 24, 2012

Despite its collaboration with a Catholic university, St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix remains a non-Catholic institution due to dissent on... Read more

The school formerly called the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Elite Peruvian university stripped of Catholic credentials

Jul 21, 2012

The Vatican has announced it is stripping the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru of its Catholic identity after the elite... Read more

Catholic school children in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.

Arlington diocese seeks to strengthen teaching with fidelity oath

Jul 13, 2012

The Diocese of Arlington hopes to strengthen teaching in Catholic schools and churches, by asking religious instructors to promise allegiance... Read more

The 65th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Vatican delegate insists on respect for faith-based health care

May 23, 2012

The Vatican’s head delegate to the World Health Assembly said that while the Church supports universal health care access, states... Read more

William Peter Blatty, author and Academy Award winning screenwriter of "The Exorcist."

‘Exorcist’ author prepares canon lawsuit against Georgetown

May 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The author of the best-selling book and award-winning screenplay “The Exorcist” has announced that he is leading an effort to... Read more


Lima archdiocese issues clarification on priest stripped of faculties

May 17, 2012

The Archdiocese of Lima issued a statement clarifying the decision by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani to strip local priest Father... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

Vatican gives Easter reform deadline to Pontifical University of Peru

Feb 21, 2012

The Vatican has given the Pontifical University of Peru until Easter 2012 to comply with the Church’s requirements for Catholic... Read more