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Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.


Diocese issues statement regarding Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.


Priest who had celebrated Latin Mass in diocese critically injured in Phoenix parish

Father Joseph Terra, FSSP, 56, was critically injured during a burglary at Mater Misericordia Mission Parish in Phoenix, where he is currently assigned.