Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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THE CHRISTIAN COALITION has sued the Internal Revenue Service, claiming the federal agency discriminated against the political organization by denying it tax-exempt status last year. The complaint, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, charged the IRS gave "disparate treatment" to the coalition's application for tax-exempt status compared to "liberal" groups engaged in similar activities.

FR. BERNARD O'CONNOR, president of St. Francis de Sales College, Allentown, Pa., will accompany the college's Habitat for Humanity chapter on a spring break trip to Baldwin, Mich., to help build a home for a low-income family in mid-March. Officials at the Americus, Ga.-based Habitat for Humanity said they were not aware of another college president who had spent spring break alongside students working for the organization.

BISHOPS from Latin America, Canada and the United States focused on international debt during a meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, to report on progress toward closer church cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. The bishops emphasized the importance of continuing advocacy with their respective civil governments, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, economists and other business leaders. They also urged dioceses and parishes to promote awareness of international debt. The nearly 30 participants at the Feb. 21-23 meeting came from the Latin American bishops' council, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

ARCHBISHOP CORMAC MURPHY-O'CONNOR of Westminster in London said Britain should scrap the law that prevents the heir to the throne from marrying a Catholic. …

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