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New Vatican document on economy given high marks in U.S.

The document takes a dim view of "the indiscriminate expansion of profits," said a Catholic university economist. While it doesn't trash free markets, it says economics "can be put at the service of man, or become oppressors."

Appeals court upholds decision overturning California assisted suicide

A California appeals court has denied Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request for an immediate stay on a lower court ruling that overturned the state's assisted suicide law.

Cardinal, other faith leaders, scientists urge action on climate change

"As a community of faith leaders, we have worked together to alleviate poverty, to fight racial and social injustice, and to defend human life. All of these social goods are negatively impacted by climate change, which devastates the most vulnerable and jeopardizes us all."

Veterans found ‘life-changing,’ ‘healing’ experience at Lourdes

Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them.

Vote on revised medical directives on tap at bishops’ spring assembly

The bishops also will consider a new document described as a "pastoral response" to the growing Asian and Pacific Island Catholic community in the United States.

Medal of Honor recipient now advocates for vets with PTSD

"Every person who's been to combat or has had to clean up the mess from combat has got PTSD," said Captain Gary M. Rose, a Catholic. "One of the things I'm really concerned about is the severity in some cases is such that there needs to be intervention."

Scouts see how different faith traditions live out Ten Commandments

Each year for the past decade, a group of Boy Scouts in Ogden have spent a day walking from house of worship to house of worship, learning how the Ten Commandments are put into practice in different faith traditions.

Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington hotel May 24.

Students say FOCUS mission trips strengthen their faith, desire to serve

Nearly 240 people traveled on 11 spring break trips to serve the people of Peru's Pamplona Alta, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima.

To stop immigration, end military aid, help Hondurans instead, says Jesuit

Military aid, Father Ismael Moreno Coto believes, contributes to a government that not only practices repression on its citizens, but doesn't do anything to stop the country's socioeconomic ailments.