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Stories for week of December 30, 2012
Ordered from most to least recent.
Released Friday, Jan. 4
Catholic representation in US Congress hits all-time high
Church of England rules bishops can enter same-sex partnerships
French authorities find heightened health risks in new oral contraceptives
Ohio teacher sues Cincinnati archdiocese after dismissal for out-of-wedlock pregnancy
Federal judge rejects Notre Dame's challenge to HHS mandate
Militant Iraqi Muslim leader visits Catholic church, laments massacre there
Harvard journal postpones publication of piece on 'Coptic papyrus,' continues to test authenticity
Financial reforms top list of 'under-reported' Vatican stories for 2012
1 million displaced inside Somalia, charitable agency reports
Jesuit journal: Vatican II was not a radical break
Obama: military chaplains don't need conscience clause
Catholic image found hidden under portrait of top Elizabethan persecutor
1st French baby of 2013 registered to 2 mothers
Notre Dame passes up a golden opportunity
Will US Catholic population reach 100 million?
1st Hindu member of Congress sworn in
Canada: diocese, attorneys differ over obligation to report abuse allegations to police
Syrian archbishop warns of humanitarian emergency
Mounting attacks on religious freedom in Cuba
Vatican cardinal rues Islamist violence, sharia imposition
Released Thursday, Jan. 3
Vatican cardinal writes on role of priests' mothers
Financial motives influence decisions on abortion, euthanasia: Italian cardinal
Italian banks suspend Vatican credit-card processing
2.3 million attended papal audiences, ceremonies in 2012
Leading Polish anti-Communist prelate dies
Vatican prelate discusses how Pope’s ‘tweets’ originate
USCCB office to launch postcard campaign for immigration reform
States enacted 43 pro-life measures in 2012
Philippine bishops’ conference: reproductive health bill is ‘wake-up call’
New restrictions on religious freedom in Vietnam
Released Wednesday, Jan. 2
Demonstrator climbs scaffolding in St. Peter's Square
Chicago cardinal urges opposition to same-sex marriage
Papal nuncio urges Irish leaders: maintain protection for unborn life
Chad rescinds bishop's deportation
Pope faces busy 2013 schedule
Inequalities, unregulated capitalism, terrorism all threaten peace, Pope warns
Pope reflects on Incarnation at year's 1st weekly audience
Westminster diocese ends gay-oriented 'Soho Masses,' establishes church for Anglican ordinariate
French magazine courts outrage with illustrated biography of Mohammed
Bomb threat against Catholic parish in Indonesia
13 new Catholic schools to be built in Melbourne
Iran intensifies persecution of Christians; ‘apostate’ pastor jailed again
Pope speaks to Taizé youth about Christ, ecumenism
2 dead following church bombing in Libya
Federal court blocks enforcement of HHS mandate against Michigan company
Released Monday, Dec. 31
With solemn Vespers, Te Deum, Pope closes calendar year
Michigan law, requiring licensing, could close abortion clinics
Russian Orthodox Church backs ban on US adoptions
A glimpse at the Pope's personal charities
Vatican newspaper's political endorsement roils Italian campaign
Pope to parents: see children as a gift to be guarded
James Hitchcock introduces new history of Catholic Church
Protesters occupy nuncio's office in Paris
Hobby Lobby will defy mandate, risk fines; federal court blocks enforcement in separate case
USCCB, CRS welcome defeat of Paul foreign-aid amendment
Background: Papal message for January 1, the World Day of Peace
12 priests, other pastoral workers killed in 2012
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