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Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic.

U.S. bishops condemn court's denial of imam's presence at execution

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Supreme Court's refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man's execution Feb. 7 was "unjust treatment" that is "disturbing to people of all faiths," said two U.S bishops.

World needs to be healed, not condemned, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Taking their cue from Christ, moral theologians can see that people need to be liberated and healed, not condemned, Pope Francis said.

Pope updates role, authority of auditor's office as part of reform

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As part of ongoing financial reform efforts, Pope Francis updated the role and authority of the auditor general's office, calling it the Vatican's "anti-corruption authority."

Cardinal warns against being silent, in error about Catholic faith

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To keep silent about the truths of the Catholic faith or to teach the contrary is a form of religious deception that comes from the anti-Christ, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller.