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Trouble on the home front
It's getting harder to make the American dream a reality these days, especially for those on an already tight budget. Kevin Clarke highlights what Catholics are doing to help families make it through the front door.

With liberty and health care for all
Kevin Clarke diagnoses the U.S. health care system's problems and talks to some folks who think they've found a cure for all that ails it.

The other half of the story: Men and abortion
When it comes to abortion, the focus usually falls on the woman. Here J. Peter Nixon sheds light on the oft-forgotten male half of the abortion equation.

O Father, where art thou?
America's priest shortage could be coming soon to a parish near you-if it hasn't already made a disappearance. Ren?e M. LaReau reports on how U.S. parishes are surviving life without Father.

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Unhappy hour: More underage viewers exposed to more alcohol ads
Unhappy hour: More underage viewers exposed to more alcohol ads

South African churches ask world not to recognize Mugabe presidency
South African churches ask world not to recognize Mugabe presidency

Environmental commandments come in twos
Environmental commandments come in twos

Boycott of Smithfield products urged
Boycott of Smithfield products urged

Soup kitchens as political activism: What's appropriate for whom?
Soup kitchens as political activism: What's appropriate for whom?

Catholics, Muslims in south Florida team up to aid Myanmar
Catholics, Muslims in south Florida team up to aid Myanmar

WYD social networking site connects youths to build faith, friendship
WYD social networking site connects youths to build faith, friendship

Looking inward leads to love, Dalai Lama tells Christians
Looking inward leads to love, Dalai Lama tells Christians

Pakistani church urges constitutional amendments to end discrimination
Pakistani church urges constitutional amendments to end discrimination

Women religious say nations' policies don't help trafficking victims
Women religious say nations' policies don't help trafficking victims

Priest says he erred by backing McCain at pulpit, still endorses him
Priest says he erred by backing McCain at pulpit, still endorses him

Jerusalem patriarch says people are capable of achieving peace
Jerusalem patriarch says people are capable of achieving peace

Pro-life law professor stunned by priest's refusal of Communion
Pro-life law professor stunned by priest's refusal of Communion

Vatican official: Cluster-bomb treaty shows solidarity with victims
Vatican official: Cluster-bomb treaty shows solidarity with victims

Jesuit urges U.N. to improve international protection of workers
Jesuit urges U.N. to improve international protection of workers

Bishop applauds abolishment of Nepal's 239-year-old monarchy
Bishop applauds abolishment of Nepal's 239-year-old monarchy

South African churches rally to help victims of xenophobic violence
South African churches rally to help victims of xenophobic violence

Texas Catholics offer support to children from FLDS ranch
Texas Catholics offer support to children from FLDS ranch

Farmworkers win a more just wage from Burger King
Farmworkers win a more just wage from Burger King

Religious leaders support reworked U.S. Senate climate-change bill
Religious leaders support reworked U.S. Senate climate-change bill