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School-choice movement makes slow but steady gains

Vouchers, tax credits make headway with states across the political spectrum WASHINGTON School-choice initiatives — akin to the quiet students in the back of a classroom — have kept a relatively low profile in recent years while steadily working their way to the front.

Magazine to 'lift women up' set for May debut

Although not religious, publication’s editors hope it helps in new evangelization WASHINGTON Love them or loathe them, many women have at some point flipped through the fashion and celebrity magazines that accost grocery shoppers at checkout lines.

Newtown pastor grateful for response to shooting

Western Washington Catholics sent donations, posters, prayer shawlsThe pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, Conn., sent a letter April 5 to the Archdiocese of Seattle, expressing his gratitude for the support his community received in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, which…

Reform bill on right track

Tempers flare in Judiciary Committee over comments linking Boston bombings with immigration legislation WASHINGTON A panel of bishops said April 22 that a comprehensive immigration bill introduced the week before is on the right track, though they alluded to some aspects they would like changed.

Archbishop appears on '60 Minutes'

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain appeared on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 17, discussing his role in overseeing the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents 80 percent of women religious in the United States.