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  • The religious states of America, in 22 maps

    Feb 27, 2015 9:07

    The religious states of America, in 22 maps

    (Washington Post) America’s religious landscape is changing. Last year, for the first time ever, Protestants lost their majority status in an annual survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. Only 47 percent of America identifies as Protestant, with rates […]

     
  • Morals clause in Catholic schools roils Bay Area

    Feb 27, 2015 8:24

    Morals clause in Catholic schools roils Bay Area

    (NYT) It is the issue that is stirring San Francisco: The archbishop has specified that teachers at four Bay Area Catholic high schools cannot publicly challenge the church’s teachings that homosexual acts are “contrary to natural law,” that contraception is […]

     
  • Survey finds serious flaws in diocesan financial management

    Feb 25, 2015 3:54

    Survey finds serious flaws in diocesan financial management

    (NCR Online) The Catholic priesthood is aging at an alarming rate, and thousands of U.S. diocesan priests are expected to retire within the next few years. With most diocesan priest pension plans significantly underfunded, questions over where the money comes […]

     
  • Most US dioceses consult Catholics on family issues for fall synod

    Feb 25, 2015 3:03

    Most US dioceses consult Catholics on family issues for fall synod

    (NCR Online) With little more than a month to go before reports are due in Rome, more than half of U.S. dioceses have asked Catholics in their regions for input for the upcoming ordinary Synod of Bishops on the family […]

     
  • Timothy Cardinal Dolan will fight efforts in New York to legalize physician-assisted suicide

    Feb 22, 2015 22:47

    Timothy Cardinal Dolan will fight efforts in New York to legalize physician-assisted suicide

    (NY Daily News) Asserting that physician-assisted suicide is not “death with dignity,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan says the Church is launching an aggressive fight against efforts in New York to legalize the practice. “The real death with dignity, the real heroes […]

     
  • Italy and Vatican on guard after ISIL threat

    Feb 22, 2015 22:28

    Italy and Vatican on guard after ISIL threat

    (USA Today) The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.” And the country would probably need help to confront the militant group. Italy is […]