New York bans high-volume hydraulic fracturing
December 17, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 17 that New York would not permit the development of high-volume hydraulic fracturing wells.

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Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations
December 17, 2014

Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.

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Vatican report calls U.S. women religious to continued dialogue
December 16, 2014

A massive Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel while facing declining numbers and aging membership.

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Students get in the Christmas spirit
December 12, 2014

First and second graders brought the Nativity story to life through a special Christmas production at St. Rita School in Webster.

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Church leaders condemn CIA torture as report is released
December 10, 2014

Acts of torture outlined in a Senate Intelligence Committee report "violated the God-given human dignity inherent in all people and were unequivocally wrong," said the chairman of the U.S bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

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Pope calls for more 'integration' of divorced Catholics, gays
December 8, 2014

Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must find new ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the church and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.

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Ministries aided by Christmas Appeal
December 8, 2014

When St. Andrew's Food Cupboard ran out of funds and food this past fall, Margaret Oberst wondered how she would continue to serve the hundreds of families that count on it every month.

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Pray without ceasing
December 4, 2014

The Bible calls Christians to "pray without ceasing," but what does that mean? The Catholic Courier spent 24 hours finding out.

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