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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' election of a middle-of-the-road candidate to replace Cardinal Timothy Dolan as president is being seen as a signal that American bishops are moving toward the more conciliatory policies of Pope Francis — though the new president himself said the fight against abortion will continue.
"This year people have been pressuring me about filling in for Alex, but I'm really not that pressured," Cleare said. "I'm just going to come in this year and do what I got to do: rebound, run the floor, jump shots, screens -- do anything to get the win at the end of the game."
With the Obama administration's contraception mandate "bearing down," the Catholic University of America joined the Roman Catholic archbishop in the nation's capital in a renewed legal push to block enforcement of the provision that requires larger employers to insure birth control as part of their health plans.
The July 5 announcement by the Vatican that blessed John Paul II, the pontiff who died in 2005, has been "cleared" by Pope Francis for canonization was not overly surprising. From the chants of "Santo Subito!" ("Saint Now!") at his funeral to his beatification two years ago to the two miracles attributed to him, the Polish-born pope was a favorite among Roman Catholics, and he was respected and loved by many beyond the church's ranks.
Amanda Robbins, a rising sophomore at George Washington University, borrows $4,500 each year in subsidized Stafford loans to a pay a portion of her tuition at one of the nation's most expensive schools.
Hundreds of thousands of young men and women graduate from colleges and universities across the land this spring, and a small contingent of them put aside "the college joys" to take up the uniform of their country, many of them as part of the Reserve Officers Training Corps - ROTC, or "Rot-C," as it's called on many campuses.
A standing-room-only crowd joined Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, in celebrating Easter Mass, where he explained how Pope Francis had the honor of leading the 2,000-year-old tradition for 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.
A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood late Thursday night, police said.
Parishioners and visitors at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception expressed hope Thursday that Pope Francis will call the church establishment back to its core mission and values -- and perhaps bring wayward elements of the flock back into line.
The Magic Sports Genie has landed in your lap and says your sporting wish is about to come true. I'd want to be a fly on the wall as the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament committee met for three days to select and seed the field.
In a city of monuments, Catholic's men's basketball team is tucked in a nondescript corner of the Brookland neighborhood in the midst of a season that's more anonymous than its surroundings. All the Cardinals seem to do is win.
Despite lacking the public charisma of his predecessor, Pope Benedict in just eight years was able to carve out his own legacy, in significant part by continuing John Paul's work in different ways.
America's 77 million Catholics generally gave Pope Benedict XVI high marks, but his surprise decision to step down after just eight years comes as the U.S. church confronts a string of unanswered questions, on issues ranging from divisions with the Obama administration on birth control and gay marriage to political activism by U.S. nuns and the continuing fallout from the sexual-abuse scandals in dioceses across the country.
Catholic University officials will continue to fight a mandate in President Obama's health care law that requires the school to provide insurance coverage for contraception, the school said Monday, even though a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit against the government as premature.
Before he got on with the business of his senior year in the Landon School's backcourt, Joe McDonald had something else to occupy his time besides figuring out where he would play point guard at the college level.