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Denver’s Chaput among likely replacements for embattled Philly Cardinal Rigali

Catholic watchers expect Church authorities today to announce a replacement for Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali, who has come under fire for covering up priest sex abuse in the archdiocese. The reputation of Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput as a leader in the recent drive to seriously address abuse crimes has placed him at the top of the list of likely candidates.

U.S. Catholics support health reform; reject position advanced by bishops

According to a poll conducted this month by Belden Russonello and Stewart for the group Catholics for Choice, churchgoing Catholics support both a public...

Catholic bishops silent on private insurance and abortion

Catholic leadership has worked to block health care reform mostly by arguing that Democratic plans fail to guard against public funding for abortions. ...