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Private lifestyle no longer a reason for job dismissal in German church

People who work for the Catholic Church in Germany and live in a second marriage or in a same-sex partnership will in most cases no longer have to brace for their dismissal under new employment guidelines being discussed by the country's bishops.

Video: What did the bishops do in Baltimore?

NCR news editor Joshua McElwee hosted a conversation about the U.S. bishops' Baltimore meeting with three of the NCR staff who were covering the event.

People with disabilities want to belong to church, conference stresses

A sensory-friendly celebration of the Mass was part of theĀ annual conference of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, held last month in Spring, Texas.

Supreme Court examines Biden's immigration enforcement policy

Supreme Court justices Nov. 29 examined a Biden administration policy that placed the arrest and deportation of some unauthorized immigrants over others.

For 'sacred' women in the sex trade, Mexican sisters offer a healing space

In Mexico City's La Merced district, the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer and helpers, wearing the blue vest of Casa Madre Antonia, walk the streets to offer a hand and encouragement to women in prostitution.

Celebrate the Advent season through art

Here's a list of Advent movies, music, art and books that can add new elements of joy and understanding to your family's Advent journey.

Advent: 'Moments of waiting that fill the heart with joy'

The Life: As a child, "waiting for Christmas was not irksome but a magical time filled with anticipation," one sister writes. " Waiting was possible because I trusted in God's promise of something wonderful."

Amid rising homelessness, Catholic-run tiny home villages build more than shelter

Agency leaders say the model, which offers independent living units, can offer community, safety and healing for residents better than typical shelter buildings.

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund

A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal and five others in Hong Kong were fined after being found guilty Nov. 25 of failing to register a now-defunct fund that aimed to help people arrested in the widespread protests three years ago.

Ghana's newest cardinal dies in Rome at 63

Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa, Ghana, died in Rome Nov. 27 at the age of 63.