Alumni don’t want Desmond Tutu to speak at Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) A group of alumni at Gonzaga University is pressing the school to rescind an invitation to Archbishop Desmond Tutu as commencement speaker, saying the anti-apartheid activist supports abortion and homosexuality. By Tracy Simmons.

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Sparks fly as House GOP blasts contraception mandate

Lauren Markoe |

WASHINGTON (RNS) A House committee holds hearings Thursday that will find the Obama administration guilty of trampling on religious freedom by requiring employers to provide insurance that includes contraception coverage. By Lauren Markoe.

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Vatican to host global summit on sexual abuse

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican will convene a global summit next week to bring together bishops and experts to review strategies to prevent abuse and to assist victims. By Alessandro Speciale.
 

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