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Bart Stupak promises to make a last stand against abortion funding in healthcare reform.

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has issued his Christmas message.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has urged people to recover the true spirit of Christmas.

The funeral of murdered Irish missionary Fr Jeremiah Roche has taken place.

Rocco Palmo says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has made himself deeply unpopular among senior Irish clergy.

The new coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury gives his first interview.

An American bishop has ordered congregations to kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer.

Atheists are suing the Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn.

The Vatican’s spokesman reflects on Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the Holy Land.

Mehmet Ali Agca is likely to be released from prison next month.

An archbishop of the beleaguered Pakistani Catholic Church meditates on Christmas (audio).

Hundreds of people are gathering in a Cairo suburb to witness “apparitions” of the Virgin Mary.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has joined critics of the decision to move Pius XII’s Cause forward.

Americans have become less Christian but more mystical, suggests Ross Douthat.

Chuck Norris wonders whether Jesus would have been born under Obamacare.

The Diocese of Westminster issues its 2010 liturgical calendar.

A South Carolina priest has won $100,000 for his parish in a poker tournament.

And a scientist claims that angels can’t fly.

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