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Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships

Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore this week, and members are considering whether to begin the process of revising — and likely tightening — its directives governing health care mergers and partnerships. The goal, according to a USCCB press release, would be to incorporate Vatican principles ensuring that Catholic institutions do not “cooperate immorally with the unacceptable procedures conducted in other health care entities with which they may be connected” or “cause scandal” as a result of such collaborations.
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Nina Martin
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Christians and Muslims Launch Multi-Million Dollar Anti-Slavery Campaign

Christians and Muslims Launch Multi-Million Dollar Anti-Slavery Campaign
Christians and Muslims have joined to try to help free millions of men, women and children held in modern-day slavery, forced to work as maids, prostitutes, child soldiers and manual laborers. The Global Freedom Network launched Monday at the Vatican aims to eradicate slavery by encouraging governments, businesses, educational and faith institutions to rid their supply chains of slave labor.
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Nicole Winfield
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Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Tuesday that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced for up to life in prison.
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UN Blasts Vatican Over Child Abuse, Demands Immediate Action

UN Blasts Vatican Over Child Abuse, Demands Immediate Action
In a scathing report released Wednesday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive United Nations committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.
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George Bush's Brother Believes Obama Is Closing the Vatican Embassy (Not True)

George Bush's Brother Believes Obama Is Closing the Vatican Embassy (Not True)
Jeb Bush, brother of George W. Bush, former governor of Floriday and potential presidential candidate eventually, believes the insane conspiracy spreading around the internet that Obama is closing the U.S. embassy to the Vatican as "revenge" against Catholics. The truth is truly hilarious...
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Matt Binder
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Eggsit Benedict: The Seven Best Papal Resignation Memes

Eggsit Benedict: The Seven Best Papal Resignation Memes
Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be stepping down as Pope on Monday,  the first time in 600 years that a Pope has stepped down. The folks on the interweb had a field day with such a divine resignation. Let the memes commence!
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Five Divine Pope Benedict Cartoons

Five Divine Pope Benedict Cartoons
Birth control, child abuse, outspoken nuns – Pope Benedict has been mired in a number of controversies during his reign as pontiff. With his decision to resign, we decided to take a look back at his tenure through the eyes of the world's top political cartoonists:
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