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By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Evoking a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston told an overflow crowd in Washington that “we shall overcome” in the fight against abortion. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily Jan. 21 during the opening

Cardinal Seán O'Malley and Cardinal Marc Oullet are seen at the Ecclesia in America Conference Dec 12, 2012. Cardinal O'Malley has spoken out about federal funding for abortion in the new healthcare law. (CNA Photo/Alan Holdren)
By Adelaide Mena & Matt Hadro Catholic News Agency  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee has renewed a call for Congressional action after a new report verified the bishops’ repeated warnings of taxpayer-funded abortion in the Affordable Care Act. “This report confirms the U.S. bishops’

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican Oct. 1. As a series of consultations aimed at the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy began, the pontiff told his group of cardinal advisers that humility and service attract people to the church, not power and pride. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Oct. 1, 2013) See POPE-CARDINALS Sept. 30, 2013 and POPE-HUMILITY Oct. 1, 2013.
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his latest wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said that he aimed to make the Catholic Church less “Vatican-centric” and closer to the “people of God,” as well as more socially conscious and open to modern culture. He also revealed

By Catholic News Service  BOSTON (CNS) — The first name released of someone killed in the April 15 explosions at the Boston Marathon was that of 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose picture in newspapers showed him grinning broadly, apparently at his first Communion. Two bombs that exploded near the end of

Boston Marathon runner leaves flowers on doorstep of home of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in blast
By Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis responded to the bombings in Boston by invoking peace for the souls of the departed, consolation for the suffering and strength for emergency and medical personnel. In a message sent to Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone