Before the U.S. Senate failed April 17 to gain enough backing to pass a gun control bill, Catholic bishops joined other religious leaders in pushing for reform via e-mail blasts and Senate Judiciary Committee testimony.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Martha Rodriguez always thought Catholic school was expensive and out of reach -- not a place for her kids. But when the time came to send her daughter to the same public middle school she'd struggled at decades earlier, Rodriguez decided to check out what the church had to offer.
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