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CEO resigns following outrage over support for marriage initiative CWN - April 4

Brendan Eich, inventor of the JavaScript computer programming language, resigned as CEO of Mozilla Corporation amid anger over his support of Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative...

Anger at Charlotte Catholic school after speaker criticizes homosexuality CWN - March 28

Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a...

Supreme Court declines appeal of ruling on Christian photographer and same-sex wedding CWN - April 8

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a New Mexico court’s ruling that it is illegal for a photography business owned by a Christian to refuse to photograph a same-sex...

Archbishop's deposition ends 'heatedly' in Minnesota abuse lawsuit CWN - April 3

The deposition of Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis ended “abruptly” after a lengthy session on April 2, with an attorney for sex-abuse victims charging that the prelate walked out...

Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith withdraws negative evaluation of 1958 book CWN - April 22

Cardinal Giuseppe Betori of Florence said in an interview that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has withdrawn its negative evaluation of the late Father Lorenzo Milani’s Pastoral...

Pope Francis canonizes 3 saints; 13 other sainthood causes advance CWN - April 3

In an April 3 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis canonized three blesseds by the process of “equivalent canonization.” The three are Blessed...

President Obama reflects on meeting with Pope Francis CWN - April 15

In remarks delivered at the annual White House Easter prayer breakfast, President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. After lamenting the murder of three people at a...

Greek Orthodox prelates denounce Catholicism as heresy CWN - April 15

In a harsh 89-page letter addressed to “Francis, head of state of the Vatican City,” two Greek Orthodox prelates have denounced Catholicism as a heresy and urged the Pope to repentance. In their...

Ontario Catholic schools cannot require students to attend Mass, court rules CWN - April 8

Catholic schools in Ontario cannot require students to attend Mass, the Ontario Superior Court has ruled. Catholic high schools in Ontario are at times required to accept non-Catholic students,...

Parents protest speaker's talk on morality at another Catholic high school CWN - April 11

For the 2nd time in recent weeks, parents of students at a Catholic high school are protesting that a speaker’s presentation on Catholic morality was harsh and insensitive. Parents of students at...

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