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The Corpse Raiders

Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect for those bodily remains following death.

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized "the continuing destruction of our common home" and called for "ecological conversion" amid "climate emergency."

Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

Arizona's Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court's Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia's High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

Thousands of documents relating to England's 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts.

U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year's Fifth National Encuentro.

Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

The term "social justice" is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days.

Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

Religion can make an important contribution "to forming a culture of peace," both to "empower and transform individuals" and "humanity as a whole," the Vatican's nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 13.

Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money -- close to $4 billion in the past 20 years -- to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they've suffered.