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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

September 19, 7AM

The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.

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Perhaps it is an odd moment for Lutheran fan mail. Yet, ever since you became the Bishop of Rome in 2013, I have become increasingly convinced that you are the pope that Luther was looking for 500 years ago. Here are four reasons why.

September 18, 3PM

Trolls are preying on weakness as much as—or more than—hunting for supposed transgressions against orthodoxy.

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The attacks on ‘Building a Bridge’ tap into long-standing bigotry within the church and U.S. culture against members of the L.G.B.T. community.

12 PM

An event at Georgetown University commemorates the 500th year of the Protestant reformation with a discussion on the progress of Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical efforts, revealing both remaining tensions and improved relations.

7AM

An Indian Catholic priest recounts how he kept his faith alive during his long captivity after his capture in a violent attack that also left 4 Nuns dead.

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The church's reproach, while so far delivered diplomatically, raises the question of whether the ruling Law and Justice party could be at risk of losing some of its wide support among believers in a country where nine out of 10 citizens identify as Cathol...
Probably most Americans can agree that Confederate monuments should never have been erected, but dismantling them is a different story for many citizens.
It is not only Anaheim, but Southern California as a whole that finds itself in the midst of a homelessness emergency.

September 16, 4PM

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Due to “increasing negative feedback from various social media sites, the decision was made to withdraw the invitation extended to Father Martin.”

September 15, 3PM

Cardinal Nichols later issued a statement to express his horror at the fifth terrorist attack in the U.K. this year. "I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this...

12 PM

Finn’s songs somehow manage to avoid cheap nihilism in favor of a palpable sense of mercy.
Caribbean islands rarely get the Anderson Cooper treatment on cable news.

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Rock star Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, talks about his Catholic faith.

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Yance Ford's "Strong Island" chronicles the death of the director's brother, William Ford Jr., in April of 1992.
Yance Ford's "Strong Island" chronicles the death of the director's brother, William Ford Jr., in April of 1992.

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Papal authority has expanded dramatically over the last 150 years. But our age has seen something new—informal papal teachings meant as pastoral encouragements more than doctrinal clarifications.
One day we may see one of their bylines in The New Yorker. One day these men will be released from prison.

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A Vatican priest working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws.
A Vatican priest working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws.

September 14, 1PM

Mrs. Clinton writes that a TED Talk given by Pope Francis earlier this year helped her move beyond anger following her unexpected loss to Donald Trump.
A chainsaw-wielding sister is just the latest viral sensation.
From calling legislators to organizing parish activities, you can mobilize on behalf of vulnerable undocumented youths.

12 PM

Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
The "Laudato Si" Observatory will attempt to measure how countries are living up to the famous Papal encyclical on the environment.

11AM

Catholic organizations tackle the challenges of recovery in Florida.

10AM

“I believe that we who want peace are in the majority, even if it is imperfect.”

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Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.

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The fight for the Dreamers is a fight for every immigrant.

September 13, 12 PM

"Stand your ground" laws typically expand the historic reach of the “castle doctrine,” the right in English common law to defending one’s own property.
Elizabeth Strout’s new short story collection offers an array of poignant case studies portraying this legacy of trauma.

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The experience of being surrounded by the saints at the Latin Mass was one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my teenage years.

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Sin rips apart the soul. Draw your image as best you can.
“Our vision is growth. We’re the largest archdiocese in the country, largest Catholic school system in the country, and we still feel like we’re underserving our population."
“Our vision is growth. We’re the largest archdiocese in the country, largest Catholic school system in the country, and we still feel like we’re underserving our population."

9AM

Catholic Priest Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis a day after his release from captivity.

7AM

As coverage of Hurricane Irma grew, I was transported back to family trips down to Florida.
A Florida Nun helps with the Hurricane recovery efforts her own way.
Canada's Development and Peace has launched impressive public education projects and worked on advocacy campaigns and thousands of economic and community development projects on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Father Don McCarthy shares memories of his friend Father Stanley Rother, who was martyred in Guatemala.

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U.S. Catholic bishops react to recent hurricanes and urge Catholics to respond generously.
For nearly 20 years, the United States was severely divided by race, and a generational split not seen since the Civil War.
For nearly 20 years, the United States was severely divided by race, and a generational split not seen since the Civil War.

September 12, 2PM

Francis' black eye provides a powerful metaphor for his ecclesial and personal style.
Francis' black eye provides a powerful metaphor for his ecclesial and personal style.

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"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?
"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?

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What would my students think about Islam if they learned about the religion by way of cable news?

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Nosotros somos los receptores y beneficiarios del plan salvífico de Dios; nosotros somos quienes recibimos la salvación. Es difícil vivir como Dios nos pide, pero no hay excusas.

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A Catholic priest is being recognized for his efforts to support California's migrant farmworker community.

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Members of Myanmar's minority Rohingya group face violence even as they flee the country as the humanitarian situation turns desperate.

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Neither the Republican or Democratic party can be the home of the Catholic voter.
Sincere questions for my friends on both sides of the immigration debate
Sincere questions for my friends on both sides of the immigration debate

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The government of Oman assisted in finding and rescuing Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil.

September 11, 2PM

A new introduction could plant seeds in children that will perhaps flower later in life.

1PM

Huerta’s lack of recognition is certainly not due to a lack of proximity to power; she stood alongside giants of American history.

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The two-hour film portrays the "simple monk" Martin Luther as more of a Catholic than he is generally thought to be.

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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about human rights concerns around the world, highlighting in particular the targeting of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about human rights concerns around the world, highlighting in particular the targeting of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.

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Strangers from around the country find themselves facing Hurricane Irma together in a High School turned shelter.
"We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal. We cannot govern the nation by killing. We cannot foster a humane and decent Filipino culture by killing."

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Church leaders react to the massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake which struck off of the Mexican coast, leaving death and destruction in Guatemala and southern Mexico.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.

September 10, 9AM

Pope Francis was injured when the popemobile braked suddenly.
Pope Francis said saints like Peter Claver “invite us to work to promote the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, particularly the poor and the excluded of society."

September 9, 7PM

Can we now, at long last, begin to talk frankly and openly about the problems with the translation?

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Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.

12 PM

“The church in Colombia is called to commit itself, with greater boldness, to forming missionary disciples.”

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This latest document may not be a bombshell but it is certainly a significant change in direction with regard to who has responsibility for liturgical translations.

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These changes rebalance the relationship between the Vatican and local bishops' conferences in favor of greater local control.
These changes rebalance the relationship between the Vatican and local bishops' conferences in favor of greater local control.

September 8, 12 PM

What stays with me in reading Ashbery is the sense of existential loneliness beneath the linguistic play and multiple voices. 
The pope's third day in Colombia included a Mass for 600,000 and a prayer service with victims from both sides of the half-century armed conflict,.
The pope's third day in Colombia included a Mass for 600,000 and a prayer service with victims from both sides of the half-century armed conflict,.

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"The Good Catholic," out in theaters today, tells the story of an idealistic young priest, Daniel who is happy in his work, unhappy in his faith.

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Jesuit and other Catholic academic leaders are ready to protect the Dreamers in their communities from deportation forces.

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Yvonne Orji plays Molly on HBO's "Insecure."
Colombia has lived for more than 50 years with an absurd war, but there is a way forward out of the darkness,
Hit hard by flooding, a Catholic parish in Houston surveys the damage and continues to practice their faith.

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Hurricane Irma leaves a trail of devastation as Church leaders respond to the crisis.

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The decision is being hailed as a significant victory by the New York State Catholic Conference.
September 8 is the traditional feast day for St. Peter Claver, the "apostle to the slaves" and patron saint of Colombia; he is also often recognized as the patron saint of Catholic ministry to African-Americans in the United States. What do we know about...
‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ (Mt 20:4)
Matthew recognized God at work when John drew in sinners and Jesus attracted Gentiles.

September 7, 2PM

Mr. Bannon said he believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration.
Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Price will play Pope Francis in the upcoming Netflix film.
Three Democratic senators had pointed questions about the Catholic faith of judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

12 PM

In our search for viable economic models, we would do well to look to the cooperatives and collective enterprises that have worked well elsewhere, including some surprisingly long-lived examples from northern Italy.

11AM

On Sept. 23, Fr. Stanley Francis Rother will become the first U.S.-born priest to be beatified.

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Remembering the church’s call to solidarity, a C.R.S. official asks only that as Americans reach out to assist their fellow citizens they continue to remember “our brothers and sisters around the world who are also in need.”
Catholic leaders and organizations support legislative efforts to allow medical professionals to object to being involved in an abortion.
“There has been too much hatred and vengeance,” he told political, civic and religious leaders.
“Help us, your elders, not grow accustomed to pain and death.”
“Jesus scatters and destroys all this darkness with the command he gives to Peter” to “put out into the deep sea.”
Hours after the announced the end of DACA President Trump appeared to backtrack and leave open the possibility of revisiting DACA if Congress cannot pass legislation to protect Dreamers.

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Sixty-two percent of America’s reader sample said Confederate statues should be removed from public spaces.
Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration, accusing bishops of supporting immigrants out of “economic interest.”
On Twitter, the president even called him an “American Patriot.”

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Why exchange one brand of Christianity for another with similar hang-ups?

September 6, 2PM

Corregir nos implica personalmente en la vida del otro y en la colaboración en su salvación. Si no lo corrijo, se perderá.

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‘I hope that we overcome the fratricidal conflict that has marked the history of our country for two centuries.’

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Dios Creador, te pedimos que calmes el viento y las olas del huracán que se aproxima, y que protejas de todo daño a los que se encuentran en su paso.
We cannot be human, cannot be ourselves, without other human beings.

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“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
Residents of coastal towns return to find toppled RV’s, convenience stores without roofs and furniture scattered over the road.
A mattress store owner, motivated by his Catholic faith, opened his business to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey and quickly became one of the crisis' heroes and a symbol of Houston's resilience.

7AM

In today’s culture a routine engagement of religion in a movie is not so ordinary.

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Catholic Charities leads humanitarian and relief efforts across Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Students took up the call to be “men for others” in the wake of the storm.

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Back in 1991, close to nine in 10 Catholics in the United States were white. Today, that number is down to 55 percent—and that percentage will continue to drop.
Back in 1991, close to nine in 10 Catholics in the United States were white. Today, that number is down to 55 percent—and that percentage will continue to drop.

September 5, 2PM

Colombia has been torn by armed conflict since 1964, and drug-trafficking related to cocaine production is a major problem.

12 PM

Swaziland's police commissioner praised the Diocese of Manzini and Bishop José Luis Ponce de Leon for organizing marches to help in "the fight against crime."

11AM

Despite being a frequent target of violence by the left-wing and officially atheist rebels, the church has pushed for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness in Colombia, but not all Colombians agree.

10AM

In today’s culture a routine engagement of religion in a movie is not so ordinary.

9AM

Reacting to the move to end DACA, the bishops said, “Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country.”
Reacting to the move to end DACA, the bishops said, “Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country.”
Pope Francis addressed the Shalom community in his native Spanish and warns against the narcissism bred by consumer culture.

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"We are called to be heralds of peace" says Pope Francis to interfaith religious leaders as tensions on the Korean Peninsula increase.
From its inception, the abolition of human death and aging has been one of the goals of transhumanism.

7AM

A Vatican official condemns the lack of safe and legal channels for migration, citing the dependency that creates among migrants on smugglers and human traffickers who may exploit them.

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DACA is a small and imperfect step in realizing what we Christians assert as truth about the dignity of all.
Young adult Catholics suffer from lacking a community of other young adults, but we fundamentally suffer from a lack of a wider Catholic community. A parish can offer that — even without the hip young adult group.

September 4, 7PM

Ms. Berry talks about her father's work as a farmer and writer, and what it means to live "sanely and consciously."

September 1, 1PM

The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, visited Russia from Aug. 20 to 24, upon an invitation from Russian state and church authorities.

12 PM

Berry is an advocate of small farms, rural communities and Judeo-Christian values like kindness.
A leader in ecumenical relations, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor served as Catholic chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission for two decades.
Five years after his death, remembering the Jesuit cardinal and his close connection with the youth of Milan

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Join Fr. James Martin for an evening of lively conversation about the relationship between the Catholic Church and LGBT. The livestream begins at 6:30pm ET on Tues., Sept. 5, 2017.

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Kenya's highest court finds irregularities in the vote tally from this summer's election, orders new vote within 60 days.

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Latin American towns, like their exemplars in Spain, reflect in their organization the way the inhabitants lived together as a people.

6AM

The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.

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While their message is a general appeal, it would seem to be addressed to the administration of President Trump, which has taken the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

August 31, 4PM

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the Cardinal Sarah says the church must proclaim that homosexuality is “at odds with nature.”

2PM

In an extended interview, the pope shares hitherto unknown aspects of his personal life and his vision of the world.
“I cannot compare it to anything,” Donna Markham, O.P., president of Catholic Charities USA, says of the storm. “The expanse of it…it is bigger than Katrina. The loss of life has not been as great as Katrina, but the damage is just monumental.”

12 PM

The new guy at America's office discovers technology passed him by.
Proponents say the program will help to provide scholarships for 6,000 to 10,000 students in religious and other private schools statewide.

10AM

Immigrants face prejudice and hate-filled laws, but a devastating hurricane caused people of all races and religions to open their doors to the stranger.

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The enemy is not so much public misunderstanding as indifference and helplessness, Ron Powers writes.
People often say Islam needs an Enlightenment, but the Islamic Enlightenment has already happened, Christopher de Bellaigue writes.

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"The entire social pact is built around work. This is the core of the problem. Because when you do not work, or you work badly, you work little or you work too much, it is democracy that enters into crisis, and the entire social pact."

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What were once church-dividing teachings no longer define the majority of American Protestant belief.
Pope Francis "trusts that the immense and immediate needs of so many individuals and communities will continue to inspire a vast outpouring of solidarity and mutual aid in the best traditions of the nation."

August 30, 1PM

The thing you hear again and again about Diana is that like Pope Francis, she “saw” the people around her.
Catholic leaders voice alarm that the president will end the DACA program protecting undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children.

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Jesus calls forth our loving gifts, though, apart from him, they can never rise to meet the lofty love of God.

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An estimated 7,000 men, women and children, primarily Haitians, have entered Canada over the summer since U.S. President Donald Trump ended a program offering temporary asylum to Haitians displaced by that nation's 2010 earthquake.
The forthcoming joint message will ask people of all faiths "to adopt a respectful and responsible approach toward creation."
One shocked priest showed the damage to his water-filled church on Facebook Live.
Archbishop Gomez suggested that the collection be taken during Masses the weekend of Sept. 2-3 or Sept. 9-10.

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Solemos decir que el amor es ciego, pero no es verdad. Mucho más ciego es el odio...

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Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is like an "arsonist," the pope said, setting people's hearts ablaze.

August 29, 12 PM

Despite the fall of apartheid in 1994 and the reconciliatory tone set by the country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, the demon of racism is very much alive here.
With the E.P.A. under threat, Catholics should remember our responsibility to protect all of the earth’s most vulnerable inhabitants.

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To “Make America Great Again” or “#resist,” we must begin by not permitting a few voices vying for power to divide and conquer our consciousness.
The sheriff is the personification of law enforcement behaving lawlessly.

10AM

Nafta has been the world’s most valuable trade deal, and its consequences are more deeply felt in Mexico than in the United States or Canada.

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Mr. Spicer, a Catholic, had expressed a desire to meet Pope Francis in May, but he was left off the list of U.S. officials who accompanied President Trump to the Vatican.
The first step in an evangelizing relationship is that the evangelizer be evangelized.

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The pope said that church teaching can contribute to a more humane and just society, but only if the church is allowed a voice in answering "the great questions of society in our time."

6AM

"Clearly, the harm alleged by Transco outweighs this harm alleged by the Adorers," the court opinion read.

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The sentences made the young activists Hong Kong’s first political prisoners under Chinese rule and prompted a massive street protest on Aug. 20.

August 28, 2PM

The tornado touched down, damaging at least 50 houses, shredding roofs and windows, snapping hallowed oak trees "like toothpicks" and flipping fences.

1PM

Cardinal Parolin said he had seen the most recent video attributed to Islamic State in which the pope and Vatican are threatened.

12 PM

Did Pope Francis snub Latin-Mass goers? Or is he taking their concerns seriously? 

10AM

No one will be surprised to know that our Jesuit family is responding generously.
With his speech last week, Pope Francis has definitively and unequivocally put his weight behind a liturgical movement.

9AM

Climate change is the real battle before us, a battle quite possibly against extinction. It sounds ridiculously fantastic to put it like that; if only we had dragons and a Night King to help us believe.

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Francis will be the first pope to visit Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country of some 55 million people
It's been difficult to gauge the extent of the damage and the number of people who need help.

August 27, 7AM

His words would appear to be a gentle but firm reminder especially to the minority of Catholics who are challenging his authority.

August 25, 12 PM

An ad hoc committee to deal with racism in society and in the church may lead to the first pastoral letter on racism written by U.S. bishops since 1979

10AM

This week, we talk with Lino Rulli, host of "The Catholic Guy" on Sirius XM.

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Bishops in Ireland have created detailed guidelines to address the plight of children born to Catholic priests and the women who bear them.

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El entramado espiritual, religioso, social y político del cristianismo se basa en la pregunta sobre el misterio de cada uno de nosotros. La comprensión que cada persona tiene de sí misma es lo que determina su cercanía o alejamiento del Reino de Dios....

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Three times zones, 17 states and 6,891 highway miles. Could be magic, could be tragic.

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We who trust in God’s grace will discover no limits to our own mercy.
God is at work enabling the church to reconcile the estranged, to restore ties of affection among people and to pray for the realization of God’s dreams.

August 24, 1PM

"Polina," which premieres in the United States Aug. 25, focuses on what it means to find one’s calling in life, particularly one called to dance

12 PM

If we forget we live in a fallen world we are at risk of using patriotism to replace God.

11AM

There are tens of thousands of Jewish-Catholic intermarriages in the United States, and a good number of them involve partners with strong commitments to their separate traditions.
Police evicted hundreds of refugees from the building Aug. 19. About 100 people, mostly Eritreans and Ethiopians with official refugee status, had been camping in a public square outside the building since then.
I have found that it is unproductive to force theological ideas into the minds of students despite their disinterest.

10AM

America's readers view military intervention as often necessary - with genocide as the most cited reason - but always a tough moral call.

7AM

The reform of the liturgy introduced by Vatican II is here to stay.
Presuming we are unwilling to outlaw these spectacles, we must mend what we will not end.
If Seamus Heaney “digs” with his pen, Alexie sews with his.
I grew up recognizing foreign as familiar, global as local and diverse as approximating perfection.
Cardinal Cupich of Chicago visited McAllen, Texas, to grant $100,000 for a new building to provide services for asylum seekers.

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The meeting included "an exchange of views on various themes, both international and relating to bilateral relations."

August 23, 1PM

There are not many moments in our worship when our bodies are not being used to say something about what we believe.

11AM

If a Catholic priest violates his vow of celibacy and fathers a child, he has "a moral obligation to step aside from ministry and provide for the care and needs of the mother and the child," said Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.
"While 40 years have passed, I must say this: I'm sorry. To anyone who has been subjected to racism or bigotry, I am sorry. I have no excuse, but I hope you will forgive me."

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Two elections this month in eastern and central Africa—in Kenya and Rwanda—have brought out tensions and contradictions in the continent’s democratic process.

7AM

Worker productivity has been going up, but wages are not keeping up.

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The committee “will focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church.”

August 22, 4PM

In these women and men I see my sister, myself, my God.

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During an exchange with a nun at a town hall, the Republican leader of the House argued that government is ineffective in fighting poverty.

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An archbishop who inspected the Medjugorje shrine believes the Vatican will recognize the Marian apparitions, but Pope Francis has said of them, "This is not the mother of Jesus."

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I wondered if it is because he sees the unseen that his prayer was slower, perhaps more sincere than mine.
Images appeared on social media showing the word "murder" smeared in white paint on a statue of the 18th-century Franciscan priest who led the Catholic Church's missionary efforts among Native Americans on the West Coast.

12 AM

Christ freely chose to pour out his lifeblood for the salvation of that frivolous young punk, mankind.

August 21, 1PM

The emphasis on priests in the Catholic church may have arisen from the Reformation, one priest said.

11AM

This past weekend, I was at Doxacon, "The Geek Orthodox Convention."

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Church bells will be rung every night for three months to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects under President Rodrigo Duterte.
The president had become a staple of our family dinner conversations. Then something clicked.
"Pray for good weather," he said to laughs. "But also pray for what God wants you to learn from the experience."

3AM

The pope’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees message marks a break from past years.

August 20, 5AM

“We carry in our hearts the pain of the acts of terrorism that in these last days have caused numerous victims.”

August 18, 10AM

The pope’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees message marks a break from past years.
"We can overcome evil with good if we stand together."

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El racista disfraza su temor a lo diferente con discursos agresivos. Lo acontecido en Charlottesville muestra que el pueblo estadounidense no ha digerido el tema de la esclavitud, el segregacionismo y sus consecuencias.
Catholic schools and parishes are gearing up to host solar eclipse events.
Brother Angel Duples, the general director of an elite school founded by the Marist Brothers in Argentina, has admitted he sexually abused a student 38 years ago.

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The pope denounced the attack as “a grave offence against the Creator.”
Last week, as events unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., my black Dominican father was pulled over by I.C.E.

August 17, 1PM

On Aug. 21, there will be a total solar eclipse and its path will fall across the entire continental United States.

12 PM

A van drove into a pedestrian zone killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 80 others.
A violation of the confessional seal anywhere will become the rationale for mandating its violation everywhere.

9AM

Kosovo's government backed the cathedral. Its foundation stone was laid in 2005 by the late President Ibrahim Rugova, a Muslim.

8AM

Israel's 1978 Antiquities Law was tightened in 2012 and again last year, so that all licensed dealers are now required to share images of everything in their inventory.
The shrine was a symbol of hope for many Hispanic Catholics

7AM

Health care is market-driven, yet the health care market is unlike other markets.
In the face of an emboldened white supremacy movement, I find the defensive posture of some conservatives more and more trying.

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South Florida may be known for its beaches, but it is also notorious for traffic and road rage.

August 16, 1PM

In the wake of Charlottesville, mere “non-racism” is not an option. It recognizes the evil of white supremacy but washes its hands of responsibility.

12 PM

The way forward is the way of the penitent and prophet.
Paley knew by instinct what science now confirms: the role reading plays in developing empathy for the other.
No one is asking you to stand on a street corner with a sign.

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As social observers, generally from opposite ends of the political spectrum, both men were keenly aware of England’s long-held class divisions.
Government action at every level has caused segregated housing and its ugly effects in the United States.
“Changing the law would threaten the integrity and independence of houses of worship,” reads the letter faith leaders sent to protect church-state separation.
To say that Hispanics in the diocese take pride in their newly appointed bishop is an understatement.

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How do you continue to “bear witness” when every three or four days there is another crisis?

5AM

The story of Austin Steward, a former slave who fought against slavery in northwest New York

August 15, 11AM

Where elite secular schools fall short of setting the tone needed to humanize the world of business, Catholic schools can deliver.
He said the West ignores Syrian and Iraqi Christians because they are neither oil-rich nor a terrorist threat.
The Journey of Hope Conference for Divorced Recovery held Aug. 4-6 in the Diocese of Charleston created a setting for people to experience hope, healing and mercy.

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Hoy celebramos la Asunción de la Virgen María en cuerpo y alma a los cielos. No es nada tan milagroso si miramos con los ojos de Dios.
“Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
“Nukemap” is a simulator that allows you to conduct a mock nuclear strike.

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The bishops are condemning the exploitation of land and indigenous peoples by Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America and other regions.
I have read about you in the papers and seen you on television. But the reality is I still do not understand you.

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Nothing had ever stood between Mary and that silent, loving presence, which dwelt within her consciousness.

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After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope asked Mary to obtain "for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony."
Paul Lauritzen reviews "War: An Enquiry" by A. C. Grayling

August 14, 3PM

"Every time you shout 'White Power!' you might as well be shouting 'Crucify him!' And any time you lift your hand in a Nazi salute, you might as well be lifting your hand to nail Jesus to the Cross."

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A second statement from the U.S. bishops read: “We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

11AM

Pope Francis wants to go to El Salvador for the possible canonization of Oscar Romero.

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For newly appointed Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez, the time is right to revive Romero’s legacy in a country still battered by violence and poverty.
Refugees who initially fled from places in Africa were treated for frostbite after crossing the northern border on foot.

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"I hope that all forms of hatred and violence cease and that such shameful crimes are no longer committed in places of worship where the faithful gather to pray."
"Faith is not an escape from life's problems but sustains it along the journey and gives it meaning," Pope Francis said.
The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero's cause for sainthood said he hopes the canonization process will conclude within a year.

August 12, 2PM

The U.S. bishops “stand with all who are oppressed by evil ideology.”

August 11, 2PM

According to a new report, a large gap exists between the median salaries of administrative positions and pastoral positions.

1PM

The no-confidence vote was called by the opposition in Parliament in the wake of overwhelming evidence of the president’s corrupt dealings with the Gupta family.
At the Museo dell’ Opera in Florence, museumgoers are able to encounter not just the art, but also the artist and the religious mystery behind the work.

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Our information has been or soon will be made available to the Presidential Advisory Commission.

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When we try to control our life story, we actually lose our freedom.
In the spiritual life, insight is the result of faith, not its cause.

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August 10, 1PM

The "high certainty of catastrophic death and destruction from any military action must prompt the United States to work with others in the international community for a diplomatic and political solution based on dialogue."
Speaking in front of a hundred people did not come naturally to me.

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Las cosas de Dios no funcionan como en los cómics. Para poder tener un superpoder hay que creer en uno mismo: el superpoder es la fe.

10AM

His horror at the mere existence of nuclear arms brought Merton to reflect on Christ’s promise of peace.

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The pastor’s release came a day after Canadian officials confirmed that a delegation had traveled to North Korea to discuss his imprisonment.
H.B.S. can provide students with a “golden passport” to a wealthy lifestyle, but do ethical business practices get lost along the way?

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Depending on who is counting, the anti-drug war in the Philippines has claimed from 2,000 to more than 7,000 lives, both in police operations and vigilante-style or extrajudicial killings.
Navy chaplain Father David J. Hammond said Mass in the USS Bonhomme's Star of the Sea Chapel for three Marines who died when their aircraft went down off the coast of Australia.
Elizabeth Webb reviews "A Land Without Borders" by Nir Baram.

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Drew Christiansen, S.J., reviews "Catholicism and Citizenship" by Massimo Faggioli
The Vatican has appointed an apostolic visitor to investigate claims by Indonesian priests that their bishop had a mistress and misappropriated church funds.
We need an economy that enables people to apply their energies to meaningful work that advances the common good.

August 9, 4PM

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The true storms of life demand such a discipleship of us, an absolute surrender, which mirrors that of the Virgin Mary herself.

12 PM

Brutality, corruption and an “us-versus-them” mentality in the ranks undermine what is for many officers a sincere vocation to protect and serve.
A team of scientists set out to film the transition of coral from a brilliantly colored living organism to a decaying corpse.
Eight months into his presidency, advocates of “school choice” wonder if the president will be able to deliver on his promise.

11AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown says a 'big tent' party should have room for Democrats opposed to abortion.

10AM

"The real thing is that at this moment China and (the) pope have a very good relation," said Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the pontifical academies of Sciences and of Social Sciences.
Bishop William Murphy calls for more nuance in discussing "the proper kind of religious influence in the secular sphere."

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The pope led pilgrims in praying a Hail Mary for the victims of the attacks at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Nigeria and at a mission in Gambo, Central African Republic.
In the weeks before Kenya's election on Aug. 8, ethnic tensions ran high, prompting religious leaders—Christian and Muslim—to preach for peace.

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In the wake of Vatican II, the teaching nuns of a convent find their way of life being jettisoned by a revenue-challenged church.
Forgiveness is the only way out.

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Heavy debt from a college education can only make it more difficult for young adults to undertake the commitments of marriage and parenthood.

6AM

Readers who attended secular colleges were less likely to report that their faith was strengthened in college.
God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

August 8, 12 PM

The group, which included members of Catholic movements working to end nuclear weapons, had gathered to "apologize" for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Bishop Ruiz preached “evangelization by the poor,” instructed his priests to study local indigenous languages and trained hundreds of catechists and deacons.
The order follows repeated requests for the group to drop its new policy of permitting doctors to perform the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises.

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Colleges and universities need to broaden their call to discipleship to stretch beyond the campus.

7AM

In celebrating the centennial of Mitchum’s birth, we are really paying homage to a peculiarly American male archetype.

August 7, 11AM

Salvadorans plan to walk more than 90 miles in three days to mark the centennial of Blessed Oscar Romero's birth.
Senior Catholic sources told ucanews.com that Pope Francis would arrive in Myanmar Nov. 27 for four nights.
A young Jesuit who died shielding his students from a grenade blast is now on the path to sainthood.

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Far-right groups are “crowdfunding” to pay for a purported defense of Europe. The aim of the new-right is to target vessels of various charities and aid agencies that are trying to rescue refugees at risk on the Mediterranean.

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The complaints detail alleged attacks from 1955 through 1994 and claim some religious leaders knew of the exploitation and ignored it. 
One option for promoting just business practices is divestment, but investing to gain a seat at the corporate table is also an important advocacy strategy.

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Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

August 4, 6PM

Detainees can languish in harsh and bleak conditions for years at a time, with little certainty as to their fate.

1PM

“We chose to take these actions after seeing the continued desecration of the Earth, which we are to be stewards of,” Ms. Montoya told America.

11AM

La medicina de Dios no es lotería para calmar la economía, ni pastillas para calmar los nervios.
An interview with Bret Thoman, a pilgrimage guide and the author of St. Clare of Assisi: Light from the Cloister.

10AM

The Vatican urged Maduro "to suspend ongoing initiatives such as the new Constituent Assembly, which, rather than fostering reconciliation and peace, encourages a climate of tension and confrontation and mortgages the future."

9AM

I used to think that relying upon others somehow betrayed weakness. That changed when I worked at this camp.
The remains of Father Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar's beatification Mass in November.

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Legendary University of Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian died Aug. 2 at age 94.
Yonat Shimron interviews Arthur Caplan, the founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University, about the ramifications of a recent breakthrough in embryonic gene editing.
A Vatican consultation group considers how to excommunicate the Mafia, other similar criminal organizations, the possibly of excommunication for corruption.

7AM

I met Judas at a roof party in late October. The Ghost had warned me about the devil in the form of a man too charming to deny.

6AM

I have the many and bright letters of my first and middle name Irish enough to outweigh the heaviness of the thick and rich Hispanic last name I carry slumped over my golden shoulders.

August 3, 2PM

The United States’ status as a nation of immigrants has never been perfect.

1PM

Cardinal DiNardo lamented that after three months no steps have yet been taken to erase the HHS mandate since Trump's pledge ease the mandate.

12 PM

Overshadowed in his lifetime, Pope Benedict provided lessons for the world’s peoples and policymakers, then and now.

11AM

At the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school, founder Khairul Ghazali wants to prevent the sons of Islamic militants from becoming the next generation of Indonesian jihadists.

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The reform is a way of assuring that the Order of Malta is better prepared to fulfill its charitable and humanitarian duties in the modern age without straying from the mission entrusted to it since their founding in Jerusalem in 1048.

7AM

Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land are facing a common enemy: an environmental crisis.

6AM

For indigenous people, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation is an opportunity for resistance.

5AM

Talking about Mary at an all-boys Jesuit high school isn’t easy. But art helps.
We are in the topsy-turvy world: Communists call for free trade while capitalist-country leaders call for more tariffs and trade restrictions.

August 2, 1PM

Many Mexicans who lived most of their lives in the United States have been forced to return to a country they hardly know.

12 PM

At this moment, there can be no doubt about who Jesus is and what he asks of them.
“It’s all part of their nativist agenda,” Kevin Appleby said. “The pattern is clear: Deport Latinos, ban Muslims and now this bill would prevent Asians and Africans from entering the country.”

11AM

The NAPA Institute held its seventh annual conference in California last week. The conference featured a number of theologians, politicians, and clergy, including Archbishops Charles Chaput and Jose Gomez.

9AM

"It was also an experiment for the Catholic Church."

8AM

In a statement, the Archbishop Oscar Romero U.S. Centennial Commission said it invites churches "to honor Blessed Romero by including a petition or other remembrance during Assumption Day Masses."

7AM

While Shepard's plays would absorb different rhythms and influences, their essence and voice were unmistakably his—our—own.
Ministering in this "globalizing church" challenges church leaders and laity to bring unity to parishes that are increasingly multicultural, intercultural, diverse and pluralistic
Rather than simply showing artifacts and manuscripts, the American Writers Museum presents a number of screens and displays, many of them interactive, to engage visitors with the rich heritage of American writers.

August 1, 11AM

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal John Tong Hon as bishop of Hong Kong. Coadjutor Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, 70, succeeds the cardinal as head of the diocese.
Many of the Little Brothers of Jesus, including Francis' choice to head Rome's seminary, are manual laborers, who strive simply to be a presence of friendship and solidarity with their co-workers and neighbors.

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Is there something in the very nature of sin and narcissism that wounds us, that makes us sad?
Holy Name Catholic Church is not only changing the lives of those in need, but its parishioners as well.

7AM

"The bishops are unanimous in their rejection of this new assembly, and we are asking the government to reconsider," Cardinal Urosa told Venezuela news station Globovision the day before the vote.

6AM

If you could confess in a small group or online, would you do it?
A tension between materialism and a yearning for greater meaning runs throughout the band's new album.

July 31, 1PM

Michael Peppard reviews "Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World" by Larry W. Hurtado.

12 PM

Year after year, the slain priest’s childhood church celebrates a special anniversary Mass remembering the sacrifice Rev. Stanley Francis Rother made to serve Mayan descendants in a poor, mountain village 50 miles west of Guatemala City.
Bishops must lead by example and facilitate the involvement of Catholics in supporting vulnerable immigrant families.

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Several states are pioneering a system that rewards long-term wellness rather than a higher volume of health care services.

July 10, 11AM

Daniel J. Morrissey reviews "Sex and the Constitution" by Geoffrey R. Stone.
Peter C. Phan reviews "Sin in the Sixties: Catholics and Confessions 1955-1975" by Maria C. Morrow.
Jennifer Levasseur reviews "Between Them: Remembering My Parents" by Richard Ford.

July 1, 3AM

This appointment ensures that the C.D.F. is rowing with and not against the pope on key issues, including the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia,” synodality and cooperation with the commission for the protection of minors.
This appointment ensures that the C.D.F. is rowing with and not against the pope on key issues, including the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia,” synodality and cooperation with the commission for the protection of minors.

June 30, 8PM

Even the author's suicide does not exclude him from God's mercy.
Even the author's suicide does not exclude him from God's mercy.

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Neither a statement nor a denial was issued by the Vatican. Sources in Rome expect an official statement soon, perhaps as early as Saturday, July 1.
After initial silence from the Vatican in response to news that Müller would not be reconfirmed, an official statement is expected at noon in Rome on July 1.

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The sale of new fully automatic weapons has been banned since 1986, but there are an estimated 182,600 pre-1986 machine guns in the United States that may be bought and sold legally.
That the Grenfell Tower fire happened in a poverty-stricken enclave of the richest of London’s boroughs quickly became an unavoidable symbol of how divided the united kingdoms have become. And it was not the terrorists who divided us.

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Jesus knew the same risks we would face, and still taught us to “grow together.”
Matthew’s community struggled to understand why so few believed in Jesus. How was it possible, they wondered, that friends and loved ones heard the same message but did not grasp its implications?

8AM

"This is a plague that has come into the homes and families of every city, town and even the rural areas of our diocese. It has touched the very hearts and souls of our parishioners in the pews and the people living in our communities."
"When a pro-life Democrat decides to run, the Democratic consultants come in and they tell you, 'Well, you can't run as a pro-life Democrat,' and they urge you to change your position on life, like they did with Heath Mello."

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The laypeople were the experts—the ones who live the challenges of family life every day—at the San Diego synod responding to Pope Francis' “Amoris Laetitia."
The laypeople were the experts—the ones who live the challenges of family life every day—at the San Diego synod responding to Pope Francis' “Amoris Laetitia."

June 29, 1PM

If Mr. Liu’s health situation had been carefully monitored, as suggested by the authorities, it only raises more questions about why his illness had developed into late-stage cancer by the time he was put on medical parole, his friends and rights groups...

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No amount of flexibility on the ground can replace an achievable strategy.
While Europe has played a significantly weighty role in the development of Christianity, "now we see how the church is growing in numbers in Latin America, in Africa and in Asia. The pope is making this clear. This universal character of the church is ver...
Ten-month-old Charlie Gard was born in England with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which causes progressive muscle weakness, brain damage and respiratory or liver failure; it is typically fatal.

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"I'm totally depressed. I was approved over a year ago for resettlement, just passed my medical exam last week and was hoping to see family living in Iowa. But instead I'll be stuck here worried about my physical safety," said Ibrahim, who like many Sudan...
"I'm totally depressed. I was approved over a year ago for resettlement, just passed my medical exam last week and was hoping to see family living in Iowa. But instead I'll be stuck here worried about my physical safety," said Ibrahim, who like many Sudan...
The New York Historical Society is presenting, "World War I Beyond the Trenches" as part of the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.

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People must ask themselves whether they are "'armchair Catholics,' who love to chat about how things are going in the church and the world," Pope Francis said, or if they are "apostles on the go," who are on fire with love for God and ready to offer their...
People must ask themselves whether they are "'armchair Catholics,' who love to chat about how things are going in the church and the world," Pope Francis said, or if they are "apostles on the go," who are on fire with love for God and ready to offer their...

7AM

Some 160 bishops and 200 Catholic organizations will gather in Orlando to consider how the U.S. church can better promote the Gospel.

6AM

If religious people get hung up on the cursing and the sex, we are missing an opportunity for conversation.

3AM

Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.
Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.

June 28, 6PM

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church’s long-running sexual abuse scandal.

2PM

Before Father Rother died for his people, he had farmed with them, listened to them and spoken of God to them.
“This is a pretty broad exception to the ban,” David Robinson says, “and it does allow for legitimate entry into the United States for people who can pass the screening process, which is what we want.”

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The texture and variety of Stevens's new album creates liminal spaces between the sacred and the profane.

12 PM

Reconnect Brooklyn is investing in people rather than properties, the residents who are struggling to remain in Bed-Stuy amid rising costs.

10AM

Given that many of you are likely reading this on the beach, or in transit to your summer destination, I thought I’d offer you some lighter fare here.

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Regardless of who readers thought should take the lead, a striking majority called for collaboration in battling climate change.
Jesús no era un solitario autosuficiente y egocéntrico, sino alguien que necesitaba estar con otros.
Jesus “has not called you to become ‘princes’ in the church,” the pope said, but “to serve like him and with him.”

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Labor unions must guard and protect workers, but also defend the rights of those "outside the walls," Pope Francis said.
An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.
The latest survivors of the dangerous sea voyage across the Mediterranean from Libya as European Union leaders expressed alarm at the rising numbers of migrants flooding into Italy.
This particular ceremony of consecration had never been performed before within the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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El Salvador's first cardinal will have the eyes of his flock at home but also of the Washington area, home to approximately 260,000 Salvadorans.

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Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., America's books editor, considers shifting masculine ideals in film and literature.
‘Kimmy’ takes on everything about life that is hard and makes it all so much bigger and more absurd.

June 27, 1PM

This is the 70th year the event has been held, modeled on similar blessings back in Portugal.

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I’ve only been a priest for 13 years. How could I possibly be at the point that I am just recycling ideas?

7AM

The high court, in a 7-2 ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, sided with the religious school.
Every religious congregation in the U.S.would have to raise an additional $714,000 every year for the next 10 years to make up for the 2018 budget cuts President Trump has proposed.

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The Supreme Court court ruled on June 26 that the government may not exclude religious groups from grant programs simply because they are religious.
The pope's words can be read as an answer to those who hope his pontificate may end soon.

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Father James Martin's new books talks clearly and openly about an issue that daunts and taunts our church.

June 26, 2PM

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.
Carrie Gress is the author of "The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis."

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Cardinal Turkson insists that the ultimate causes of environmental degradation must be sought in the sinfulness of the human person.

11AM

The Supreme Court said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.

8AM

The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
More than a dozen leaders lined up shoulder-to-shoulder in a unified front to defend a broad array of domestic and international aid programs that, they argued, sustain life.

6AM

Gwendolyn Brooks' poetry presented readers with a look into the life of African-Americans.
Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.

June 23, 12 PM

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos had said the pontiff promised him he would visit Colombia if the government and the rebel group signed a peace agreement.

11AM

Just about everyone is sick of the partisan rancor that radiates from Washington.

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June 22, 1PM

Can a Catholic carry out his or her job duties in good conscience if they include the deportation of people facing imminent death in their home countries?
Callanan, a professor and novelist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will be awarded the $25,000 Catholic literary prize.
En el Evangelio de hoy, Jesús enfrenta una de las cuestiones interiores más sensibles y complicadas del ser humano: el miedo.

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Para poder expresar todo esto, se nos ocurrió ponerle la imagen más humana de Dios, que es Cristo encarnado.
Retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco, who led the Northern California archdiocese for 18 years, died on June 22 after a long illness. He was 88.

11AM

Like all the best historical narratives, “Oslo” shows the intense fragility and contingency of human affairs

10AM

“The Senate proposal will have a devastating impact on our nation’s most vulnerable populations,” said Sister Carol Keehan, head of the Catholic Health Association.
Senate proposal could “wreak havoc on low-income families and struggling communities, and must not be supported,” the bishops said in a statement released on Thursday evening.  

9AM

'I saw the Catholic Church from the inside, like a tauntaun.'

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"For me, the stories have always been about how we should live, who we are, and have a lot to do with love, trust and betrayal," Scorsese said.

6AM

"Freedom for Mission" is the theme of the 2017 Fortnight for Freedom, taking place on June 21 to July 4.
Here's a look at some of the major sites destroyed by IS in Iraq and Syria.

5AM

My father was a decorated New York City police officer, but he retired early to focus on his drinking.

June 21, 12 PM

Four conservative cardinals are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.

11AM

It takes a certain grace to see how fear clips our wings.
Pope Francis encouraged Cardinal Lacroix and the bishops from Quebec to be a missionary church, “a church that goes out, reaches out to people.”
Being a saint doesn't require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said.

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The consolidation is a work in progress. The brethren have mixed feelings about it, and their provincials know it.

7AM

What “The Big Sick” gets at is how America undermines traditions from other countries, and always has.

6AM

The war has “caused a grave humanitarian crisis that has left half of the country’s 7.3 million people hungry every day.”

June 20, 1PM

According to a just-released report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, "20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day."
Just 38 percent of Catholics say they approve of the president.

12 PM

The international press lauded the election of an openly gay son of an Indian immigrant as a sign of how progressive our tiny little island had become.

10AM

A period of uncertainty may be a great time to begin developing your relationship with God.
The one thing that has been getting me and my family through this all has been the power of prayer.

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The Body of Christ is kind of a mess, but by God, at least we’re all headed in the same general direction.
Cardinal Jaime Ortega said "resorting to old models" and applying them presently to Cuba can "overshadow or delay" the resolution of conflicts between the two countries.
The German ambassador to China called on authorities to end the apparent confinement of a Catholic bishop.

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Organizers said those who were detained had no prior warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be arresting them the morning of June 11.
Parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members.
Pope Francis made the pilgrimage to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.

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Their invalid marriages put these Catholics on the margins of the church.
Thieves are puncturing fuel pipelines in Mexico and siphoning profits from the national oil company.

June 19, 2PM

Even negative reactions are part of the conversation that I hoped the book would generate about L.G.B.T. Catholics.

1PM

The motivation for withdrawal in the Ignatius option is formation for mission rather than countercultural resistance.

11AM

“If we continue to do deforestation, it is like suicide," said Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo. "We need to act together to defend our common house."
The Mass was celebrated just days after a shooting at an Alexandria ballpark in which Rep. Steve Scalise and others were injured while practicing for a charity baseball game.
The Mass was celebrated just days after a shooting at an Alexandria ballpark in which Rep. Steve Scalise and others were injured while practicing for a charity baseball game.
Pope Francis will travel to Colombia in September and he will return to South America in January for a visit to Chile and Peru.

June 17, 10AM

Cuando empecé mi preparación para la primera comunión, siempre imaginé la eucaristía como el acontecimiento en el que Jesús se hacía pan, pero pan lechuguino. Porque así debía ser el Señor: hermoso a la vista, suave al tacto, tostado y crujiente...

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June 16, 12 PM

I will be glad to get some sleep when our “Julius Caesar” closes this Saturday, and I can stop living the fevered life of Casca the conspirator.

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Jesus offers the same yoke that he bears, the saving mission he receives from the Father.
We need to speak Christ’s words in our own voice.

7AM

Some Chaldeans and their supporters are wondering why more Christian Americans—their co-religionists—are not speaking out against the impending deportation of hundreds of them from the U.S. to Iraq.
Concern is growing among British Christians about their place in the country’s public life after Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, resigned over his religious beliefs.
Their actions of several Catholic groups follow the appointment of a panel of experts set up by Pope Francis to consider the controversial question.
The Trump administration has canceled the immigration program intended to protect parents of U.S. citizens from deportation.
The chalice was handcrafted primarily with wood from a refugee boat that landed upon the beaches of Lampedusa.

6AM

Rising seas due to global warming have rendered the coastal high-water marks more obsolete by the day. That is especially true in the Miami area, which every media report on sea-level rise seems to profile as ground zero for deluge doom.

June 15, 5PM

Surprise and outrage are two of the basic tools of comedy, and no one expects these sweet-looking sisters to sound like sailors.

1PM

Pope Francis will create five new cardinals at a consistory in Rome scheduled for June 28.

12 PM

You will not see the phrases “liberal Catholic” or “conservative Catholic” in the pages of America.
The conflict in Syria is a proxy war, not between the United States and Russia, as some American commentators have suggested, but between the two major powers vying for regional hegemony.
Civic engagement is not limited to voting.
The majority of our readers argued for an increase in spending across a number of categories, including Medicare and health (71 percent of readers).

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The world can ill afford to have the United States abdicate its global position, either by choice or through carelessness.

10AM

“The Affordable Care Act for all of its flaws was a movement in favor of comprehensive health care,” Bishop Robert McElroy said.

8AM

The yearbook tracks the Catholic population, both by a head count of the baptized in each country and as a percentage of the world's population.
The group called it “antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
John Paul liked scrambled eggs on bacon for breakfast. Benedict spent his free time playing the piano, reading, listening to classical music.
On the same day the bishops decided to establish a permanent committee on religious liberty, they agreed to extend the work of an ad hoc committee on immigration.

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Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory made the comments in the homily at an evening Mass said to commemorate a "Day of Prayer and Penance" for victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

6AM

As an indigenous person who works for the Catholic Church, I have pondered the value of an apology to the former students of the residential schools.

June 14, 2PM

Catholic bishops pledged to be more proactive in laying out a vision for comprehensive immigration reform.

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On this feast, we concentrate upon the Eucharistic elements themselves: the bread and the wine, which become the very presence of Christ in our midst.

9AM

Live updates from Indianapolis as the bishops gather for their annual spring meeting.
Live updates from Indianapolis as the bishops gather for their annual spring meeting.
Live updates from Indianapolis as the bishops gather for their annual spring meeting.
Live updates from Indianapolis as the bishops gather for their annual spring meeting.

8AM

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was listed in stable condition after being shot by a gunman.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was listed in stable condition after being shot by a gunman.
Catholic leaders in London offered prayers for victims of a fire in a 24-story apartment building.
Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters.
The Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16-to 29-year-olds around the world.

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Activists see a moral imperative for protecting our water.
Activists see a moral imperative for protecting our water.

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Local law enforcement and local jurisdictions should not be required to enforce federal immigration law, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo said.
In sharp contrast to Rod Dreher, Julian Carrón does not think Christians should disown contemporary society as a new “Dark Age.”

5AM

United Nations sources report that as many as 30 million are threatened by hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen—and 20 million “are at immediate risk.”

June 13, 12 PM

Some of the issues on the bishop's agenda—immigration and health care specifically—have already caused a great deal of tension between the White House and Catholic leaders.
Some of the issues on the bishops’ agenda—immigration and health care specifically—have already caused a great deal of tension between the White House and Catholic leaders.

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Largely forgotten today, Ignaz von Döllinger was one of the most widely respected Catholic intellectuals of his day.

10AM

Maria Wright lost her son, 31-year-old Jerald A. Wright, during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Pope Francis appointed new members to the advisory body and included scientists, professors and experts in medicine and ethics from both religious and secular backgrounds.
The misclassification of government documents has caught people up in phony scandals costly to them and to the public at large.

7AM

"Sweat" tells the story of steelworkers whose long friendship unravels as their livelihood is threatened by free trade and immigration.

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he arrests of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials appear to be among the first roundups of people from Iraq who have long faced deportation.
Solidarity with South Sudan's farm has become a major teaching center, modeling agricultural techniques for farmers seeking more sustainable ways of producing food.
The government "has lost its moral legitimacy" and new polls are needed, the South African Council of Churches said.
People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates "ostentatious wealth," Pope Francis said.

June 12, 8AM

Philanthropy should be regarded as a subdomain of democracy, not an exception to it.
Philanthropy should be regarded as a subdomain of democracy, not an exception to it.

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Policies that involve criminalizing and detaining child migrants "are an insult to human dignity," the eVatican observer to U.N. said.
"Whoever was opposed to Bishop Okpaleke taking possession of the diocese wants to destroy the church. This is forbidden," the pope said.
About two dozen “Marches against Shariah” organized Saturday in cities across the country by ACT for America, a self-styled grass-roots national security organization.

June 11, 5PM

No perdamos de vista que, si Dios nos ama, no es porque no le queda más remedio, sino porque elige amarnos y amarnos mucho, hasta el extremo.

June 9, 12 PM

Religious studies professor William Reiser, SJ, reflects on his use of Harry Potter in the classroom.
Harry Potter may be the perfect series to speak to this moment in time. But we need to do more than use it as a way to identify like-minded readers. We need to use the texts to create like-hearted brothers and sisters.

11AM

Diana Henriques wrote the book on Madoff. She says Donald Trump is no con man.

10AM

“We know what our traditions, we know what our differences are, but we also know what unites us.”

9AM

Whether or not impeachment is warranted, it will not be enough to redeem this strange episode in the life of the United States.

8AM

I did not know it was Joy
"Women are fully entitled to actively take part in all settings, and their rights must be affirmed and protected," the pope said.
At the end of her election campaign, the British prime minister made ominous comments about curtailing civil liberties.
The Vatican earlier posed no objection to the beatification process of Father Palliola, who established Christian settlements in the western part of Mindanao among the Subanon tribe.
Parts of us are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our society are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our church are afraid and behind locked doors.
The controversial move earlier this month was also another indicator of the sharp contrast between conservative Christians and the rest of the American religious scene
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy, with the biggest missions based in Milan and Rome.

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Church leaders have taken steps to help many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but there is still work to be done.
Winners are losers in the United Kingdom's snap election.

6AM

If you’re an actor, you could do a lot worse than take notes from Mr. Comey’s testimony before Congress.

June 8, 2PM

"We will end the discrimination against people of faith. Our government will once again celebrate and protect religious freedom," Trump, a Presbyterian not known to be particularly religious, told more than 1,000 people in a hotel ballroom across town fro...

11AM

One of attractions to a show like “American Gods” is that it purposefully toys with that concept of belief.

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In a step toward possible sainthood, the remains of a former slave have been moved to a Catholic cathedral in Denver, where people lined up Wednesday to honor her and pray for her help.
When Prime Minister Theresa May called a general election seven weeks ago, she said she wanted a stronger mandate to secure a better deal for the United Kingdom as it left the European Union.
Bishop DeSimone was in harm's way, just a step or two behind the action.
The bill will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of Islamic State militants.
The Knights of Columbus has begun a nationwide television and digital ad campaign to spread awareness of the situation of Christians in the Middle East and raise funds on their behalf.

5AM

To this day I have no idea why the editor of ‘America’ asked me, the youngest and newest member of the staff, to write the story.

June 7, 2PM

11AM

You can’t define the Trinity—but you are still meant to share it.
You can’t define the Trinity—but you are still meant to share it.

10AM

Catholic leaders in Cameroon have urged prayers for one of the African country's bishops, whose remains were pulled from a river on June 2, three days after his apparent suicide.
Catholic leaders in Cameroon have urged prayers for one of the African country's bishops, whose remains were pulled from a river on June 2, three days after his apparent suicide.
thousands of Christians in Pakistan are converting to Islam to divorce their spouses under laws stemming from the British colonial period, when traditional morals held sway.
thousands of Christians in Pakistan are converting to Islam to divorce their spouses under laws stemming from the British colonial period, when traditional morals held sway.

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The death of a young Canadian Catholic woman during the London Bridge attack has inspired people to help save lives in their own community.
The death of a young Canadian Catholic woman during the London Bridge attack has inspired people to help save lives in their own community.

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"Many of us consider him a hero. Many of us in the church consider him a martyr," said Msgr. Richard Paperini.
"Many of us consider him a hero. Many of us in the church consider him a martyr," said Msgr. Richard Paperini.
The removal of a president from office is, and should be, difficult to accomplish. Currently, there are two constitutional means to remove a U.S. president: impeachment and activation of the procedures set forth in the 25th Amendment.
The removal of a president from office is, and should be, difficult to accomplish. Currently, there are two constitutional means to remove a U.S. president: impeachment and activation of the procedures set forth in the 25th Amendment.
Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman, also urged netizens not to share the video, which shows militants ripping a picture of Pope Francis, toppling a crucifix, and stomping on and torching religious statues.
Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman, also urged netizens not to share the video, which shows militants ripping a picture of Pope Francis, toppling a crucifix, and stomping on and torching religious statues.

June 6, 12 PM

Prime Minister May’s record on terrorism, and a widespread hostility to Donald Trump, also complicates the Tories’ bid for a mandate in parliamentary elections.
Prime Minister May’s record on terrorism, and a widespread hostility to Donald Trump, also complicates the Tories’ bid for a mandate in parliamentary elections.

10AM

The Illinois General Assembly ended its regular session on May 31 without passing a budget for the third year in a row. The length of the legislative stalemate is unprecedented.
The Illinois General Assembly ended its regular session on May 31 without passing a budget for the third year in a row. The length of the legislative stalemate is unprecedented.

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"Hypocrisy is not the language of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not the language of Christians. A Christian cannot be a hypocrite and a hypocrite cannot be a Christian. This is very clear," he said. "Hypocrisy can kill a community."
"Hypocrisy is not the language of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not the language of Christians. A Christian cannot be a hypocrite and a hypocrite cannot be a Christian. This is very clear," he said. "Hypocrisy can kill a community."
The vice president highlighted the administration's initiatives to promote religious freedom and protect human life.
The vice president highlighted the administration's initiatives to promote religious freedom and protect human life.
Wonder Woman finds hope and beauty in humanity despite the darkness that looms beneath.
Wonder Woman finds hope and beauty in humanity despite the darkness that looms beneath.

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Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark offered prayers for the victims and survivors of the June 3 attack that claimed 7 lives and injured 48 people.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark offered prayers for the victims and survivors of the June 3 attack that claimed 7 lives and injured 48 people.

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June 5, 2PM

The meeting comes in the midst of an ongoing national crisis in Venezuela marked by daily protests that have lasted more than 70 days and by acts of repression from the forces of President Maduro’s government.
The meeting comes in the midst of an ongoing national crisis in Venezuela marked by daily protests that have lasted more than 70 days and by acts of repression from the forces of President Maduro’s government.

12 PM

Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Police set up roadblocks in northern Italy after a thief posing as a pilgrim stole tiny fragments of the brain of John Bosco, one of the country’s most revered saints.
Police set up roadblocks in northern Italy after a thief posing as a pilgrim stole tiny fragments of the brain of John Bosco, one of the country’s most revered saints.

10AM

In parts of the U.S. church 'Laudato Si'' has sparked creativity and innovation with impacts not so easily set aside. One such experiment is the Diocese of Monterey’s advocacy of Community Choice Energy.
In parts of the U.S. church 'Laudato Si'' has sparked creativity and innovation with impacts not so easily set aside. One such experiment is the Diocese of Monterey’s advocacy of Community Choice Energy.
"The Catholic Church remains committed to ensuring the fundamental right to medical care, a right which is in keeping with the God-given dignity of every person, and the corresponding obligation as a country to provide for this right."
"The Catholic Church remains committed to ensuring the fundamental right to medical care, a right which is in keeping with the God-given dignity of every person, and the corresponding obligation as a country to provide for this right."

9AM

The hospitals—two with Catholic affiliation and one with Lutheran ties—had argued that their pensions are "church plans" that are exempt from the law and have been treated as such for decades by federal officials.
The hospitals—two with Catholic affiliation and one with Lutheran ties—had argued that their pensions are "church plans" that are exempt from the law and have been treated as such for decades by federal officials.
Missionaries are entrusted with bringing hope to poor Christian communities while building bridges with Muslims and protecting human rights, Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries.
Missionaries are entrusted with bringing hope to poor Christian communities while building bridges with Muslims and protecting human rights, Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries.

6AM

Today, many voters use information not to discover what is true but to reinforce their political tribe.
Today, many voters use information not to discover what is true but to reinforce their political tribe.

June 4, 5AM

Pope Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass, urging Christians to avoid "diversity without unity" and "unity without diversity."

June 2, 10AM

Congo's Ministry of Health has approved the use of an experimental anti-Ebola vaccine to combat the disease. This is a radical step, but one the World Health Organization approves.
Congo's Ministry of Health has approved the use of an experimental anti-Ebola vaccine to combat the disease. This is a radical step, but one the World Health Organization approves.

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Vatican officials slammed it as “a disaster for the whole world because the United States has such importance today and is a country that many follow.”
The fearless, risky speech of Jeremiah and Jesus is both an example and a command to the church throughout time.
Jesus’ body was a place of action. In his body, Jesus healed, fed, forgave, called and taught.

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Francis recently granted a series of film interviews with legendary German director Wim Wenders that form the basis of “Pope Francis–A Man of His Word."
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin called on the "power of prayer" to help combat Louisville's rising murder rate as he urged people to form prayer groups to walk high-crime neighborhoods.
George “Jerry” Martinson, S.J., was one of the most significant Jesuits to work in China since World War II and almost certainly the most well known.
A Catholic farmer in Michigan is suing the city of East Lansing after he was barred from a municipal farmers market over his views on same-sex marriage.

7AM

For much longer than a moment, let us consider the revered Catholic writer's literary generosity.
Watch out Pope Francis, President Trump is coming for you—at least in terms of popularity on Twitter.
Christians and Muslims, believers in one God, have an obligation to safeguard the world God created, said the Vatican's annual message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan.
T. Howland Sanks, S.J. reviews "Great Catholic Parishes," "Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century," "Parish Leadership," and "Seminary Formation."

June 1, 2PM

It is clear that the president either has not yet read "Laudato Si'", or he simply disagrees with what the pontiff said.

1PM

“I have a hall. I have a dress. The apartment is almost ready,” Michal says. “It’s a small task for God to find me a groom.”

10AM

The political mandate for Hong Kong's chief executive comes from China, and Ms. Lam has a record of pushing policies favored by Beijing.

9AM

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops "is on record supporting prudent action to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change."
Launched in 2003, Salt & Light Media now has a new home in downtown Toronto.

8AM

“For many years if anyone from General Electric would see Sister Pat on the streets of New York they would cross the street to avoid her,” the GE executive recalled. “Today, I knew she was going to be here and I looked for her at breakfast.”
The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obamacare’s requirement that most employers provide free coverage of birth control to their employees.

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La venida del Espíritu Santo no fue un hecho aislado, ni un supermilagro cúralotodo, sino un proceso. Las conversiones de un minuto a otro son poco menos que imposibles. Es como dar velocidad a un carro; se puede hacer más rápido o más lento, pero no...
There is a bubble in American politics, but it is not separating Democratic and Republican voters; it is keeping political leaders of both parties from hearing the voices outside Washington.
Seventy-two percent of our reader sample told America that, for good or ill, the way their children were welcomed had a critical effect on their own relationship with their parish.
Even though it is no longer a surprise, Pope Francis still makes news with his direct pastoral ministry, as he did in May, going door-to-door to bless homes in a public housing complex in the Roman suburbs.

May 31, 10AM

Though the A.C.L.U. has not won in the courtroom so far, there is every indication these challenges will keep coming.

9AM

The Catacombs of St. Domitilla are believed to be the world's oldest existing Christian cemetery and are among the largest in Italy with a total of some 150,000 burial spots.

8AM

With the civil war worsening and famine spreading, Pope Francis already in March had expressed doubts about the possibility of making the trip.
The Spirit is the Lord of the Harvest. The Spirit brings it, brings us, to fruition.

7AM

My son isn’t choosing the planet he will be getting. The unborn children to come certainly aren’t.
The 10 nuns who live behind the high walls of the convent in Oristano are breaking their silence and turning their back on tradition.
Assaad Chaftari, who once fought in the name of his Christian faith, is now working for peace alongside those who would have once been his enemies in the Lebanese civil war.

6AM

Br. Joseph Hoover, S.J. reflects on this year's Foley Poetry Contest.
The editors of America are pleased to present the winner of the 2017 Foley Poetry Award.

5AM

I grew up in the era of “Black is Beautiful.” But standing before ‘La Moreneta’ was different.

May 30, 1PM

An excerpt from Jesuit Sean Salai's new book "All the Pope’s Saints: The Jesuits Who Shaped Pope Francis"

12 PM

The Jesuits believe Benavides is a "scapegoat" for those who ordered the 1989 UCA massacre and were never punished. The Jesuits consider the case against the killers closed but continue to seek clarity on the intellectual authors of the crime.

10AM

While some Pentecostals in some parts of the world, especially in Latin America, have a reputation for trying to convince Catholics to leave the church, the reality of the Catholic-Pentecostal relationship is much more varied.
A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants linked to the Islamic State group says he's being held alongside 200 other captives, including children.
Rick Best defended two women being accosted by a passenger yelling hate speech about Muslims and other groups.

9AM

Brian Doyle's essays were filled with grace and unconcerned with grammar.

6AM

I regularly report on violence against journalists in Mexico. But Javier’s death came as a personal blow to me.
Three huge bags of baby clothes! My baby is 25. Why have I saved these things?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he asked Pope Francis to help Canadians "move forward on a real reconciliation" with the country's indigenous people.

May 26, 1PM

It would be fascinating were the producers able to arrange a quick transfer to a venue somewhere near the White House.
In the hyper-curated, beautiful world that Dev lives in, a scene that conveys the touching, ugly stubbornness of marriage seems totally impossible.

12 PM

The attack in central Egypt today killed at least 26 people, including children aged 2 to 4, and wounded 25 others.

10AM

The data and facts are clear: If you care about working families and sound economic policy, SNAP is the program for you.

9AM

Discussions that lead to cooperative compliance are better than banning speech.

7AM

I am praying that Pope Francis’ words have a lasting impact on the president.

6AM

The secretary of education arrived in Indiana's capital to address the national policy summit of the American Federation for Children, a national advocacy organization for school choice.
In recent years, the Jesuit university "has experienced a series of financial challenges," like many small, public and private universities, a university news release said.
Migration should be "a choice rather than something forced or involuntary," said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza.
Francis has also overturned the tradition of choosing bishops who are in charge of prestigious dioceses or Vatican departments as cardinals.

4AM

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said.

May 25, 2PM

The Affordable Care Act has changed our expectations for health care. It shifted the way we live, which may be shifting what we believe.

1PM

The U.S. bishops have raised some serious concerns about what this proposal says about our national values.

12 PM

Congress is asking the nation to make “immoral choices,” said Sister Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association.
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.
Although past archbishops from Barcelona have been named cardinals, Archbishop Omella said he was still surprised by the announcement.
Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius of Stockholm is Sweden's only Catholic bishop and the first native Swede to hold the post since the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.

10AM

“Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” wrote David R. Hobbs, the school administrator.
Twelve Catholic priests and brothers live, work and pray at the Vatican Observatory as they explore some of the universe’s biggest scientific questions.

8AM

Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi on May 23.
Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi on May 23.
Media reports that the meeting was “cold” are “a gross misinterpretation,” a Vatican source told America.

May 24, 2PM

So many of Cornell’s songs are filled with Christological and sacramental imagery.

12 PM

Community, sacrament and Scripture: by means of these three mysteries Christ and his church would defy time.

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9AM

How are church leaders and Vatican watchers responding to the highly anticipated visit?
As Jesus received direction and strength from his Father, so the disciples receive direction and strength from the risen Christ.

8AM

What type of god would force us to believe? Can we even be forced to believe?
Cuando san Pedro nos dice que compartamos los sufrimientos de Cristo no es para sufrir más de lo que nos toca, sino para estar en solidaridad y comunión con Aquel que no dudó en padecer con los que encontró.

7AM

El Espíritu Santo fue la buena respuesta que Dios dio a esos apóstoles aterrorizados antes la perspectiva de quedarse de nuevo solos.
"God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing them in the blood of his enemies."

6AM

Until now, Islamophobia has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency, and we should look for more than a momentary shift in rhetoric as evidence for meaningful change.

1AM

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis held a private 30-minute meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol.
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis held a private 30-minute meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol.

May 23, 1PM

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In April, the Iowa Legislature changed the current Medicaid family planning waiver program to prevent reimbursement of abortion providers, which includes Planned Parenthood.
Rosa Chavez has a reputation as a man of the people, warm and quick to smile.
The Defender was an essential community institution that shaped black ideas, politics and social life.
If we expect law enforcement personnel to do their jobs properly, radical change is necessary.

6AM

Tens of thousands of Haitians enrolled under the Temporary Protected Status program can stay in the United States until at least January.
Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected "by this senseless act of violence" in Manchester, England.

May 22, 2PM

The budget’s moral measure will be assessed by “how well it promotes the common good of all,” the bishops write.
President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.

1PM

A veteran activist provides a blueprint for creating a movement in the moment of Trump.

12 PM

Given the number of those in the California legal system today who are Latino, “you can guess a large percentage of them are Catholic.”

11AM

Vatican leaders seem quietly confident that the meeting will go well.

9AM

Paul Moses reviews "City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens" and "Irish-American Autobiography: The Divided Hearts of Athletes, Priests, Pilgrims, and More."

7AM

Trump's memorandum directed the U.S. secretary of state "to implement a plan to extend the Mexico City Policy to 'global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.'"
The bishops' spring assembly will include discussions ranging from immigration to religious freedom, as well as the Synod of Bishops on youth.

May 21, 5PM

Pope Francis told children at an Italian sports center he didn't play soccer well so got stuck with the nickname "stiff leg."

5AM

The new cardinals named by Pope Francis come from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden.

May 19, 2PM

Illinois is one of about 35 states that have “revenge laws” that prohibit anyone from publicly disseminating intimate or embarrassing content about others without their consent.

1PM

The pope and the president have something of a history, but do not expect fireworks.
The pope and the president have something of a history, but do not expect fireworks.
Decrease military spending and help the poor, said the U.S. bishops in a May 19 letter addressed to Congress, before lawmakers prepare to work on the federal budget for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.
When you replace “God” with “Dog” in a lot of Bible verses, they became startlingly apt commentary.
When you replace “God” with “Dog” in a lot of Bible verses, they became startlingly apt commentary.

12 PM

More and more, the political campaigns are indistinguishable from advertising campaigns for, say, breakfast cereals.

11AM

"It was a great surprise today when, instead of the pastor, the one ringing the door bells was Pope Francis."

9AM

"It was a great surprise today when, instead of the pastor, the one ringing the door bells was Pope Francis."
What might get lost in this elegant theology is that the Trinity does not act merely for God’s own glory, but to form a people.
Our most important task is to reveal God at work. Such efforts continue the original work of the apostles, who spoke “in their own tongues of the mighty acts of God.”

8AM

With soaring food prices and a free-falling economy, child malnutrition in Venezuela has crossed the threshold of a humanitarian crisis.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against a revised version of Trump's executive order on immigration.

6AM

I am an addict. I am a hoarder. I cannot give up books.

May 18, 2PM

The protest is not designed to shut down conversation, but to prompt reflection on policies championed by Mr. Pence.
My boys’ complaints about going to church and my refusal to capitulate to them are themselves a kind of ritual.

11AM

Despite shifting views among average Catholics, advocates for L.G.B.T. people say the church can still feel unwelcoming. Church teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” has not changed.

10AM

"The commission held as credible the first apparitions," he said. "Afterward, things became a little more complicated."

8AM

Sister Cathy Cesnik went missing one night in 1969. The case remains unsolved.

7AM

Australian police said they were a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top Vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades.
One by one, Francis blessed and greeted each of the family members and their caregivers who traveled from around the world for the audience.

6AM

I was Catholic. You pray, you receive the sacraments, you imitate the saints. What more guidance do you need?
La próxima vez que ore por alguien o que le pidan oración, atrévase a romper la barrera física e imponga las manos.

May 17, 1PM

Sister Cathy Cesnik went missing one night in 1969. The case remains unsolved.
Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J. reviews "Meeting God in the Upper Room" by Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi.

12 PM

“They could bring nearly 12 million people out of the shadows, if they wanted to,” Cardinal Tobin said. “This isn’t about border security. It’s about being attentive to the reality of people who are already in our communities.”
A significant obstacle for Catholics with depression and/or anxiety was the dangerous—and wrongful—interpretation of these conditions as spiritual failures.
The great enemy of the truth,” said J.F.K., “is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest; but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

11AM

The Israeli leader chose a path of peace and negotiation with the Palestinians.
Killing Others provides an erudite yet accessible introduction to the origins and causes of ethnic violence.

10AM

What is to keep any movement or ideology from claiming the authority of the Spirit?

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Our lives, “Twin Peaks” suggested, are far weirder than we generally care to consider, more ridiculous and more frightening
Harry Styles' first solo album, "Harry Styles," has a ‘70s, tender space-rock feel, but with enough of its own vibe that it can stand on its own alongside contemporary guardians of rock.

7AM

The commission established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted overwhelmingly to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.

May 16, 2PM

Perez was criticized in pro-life circles when he said, "Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable."

11AM

Pope Francis is considering dedicating a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to the concerns of the indigenous people of the Amazon region.
The bishops of England and Wales have put the post-Brexit future of the United Kingdom at the top of a list of priority issues for Catholic voters to consider.
Abortion in Ireland is only legal if the pregnant woman’s life is at risk, including risk of suicide, but public opinion has long been evolving.
“Puerto Rico’s problem is that it’s an island of U.S. citizens who don’t have citizens’ rights—to vote in U.S. elections or have voting representatives in Congress.”
Is belief still alive in America? What do we mean when we say “I believe in God” or "I believe in America”? This week’s episode of “American Gods” is a great place to start.

8AM

The new adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" falls prey to the war on whimsy, the tired modern tactic of reworking the classics in order to make them “realistic.”

May 15, 1PM

Pope Francis dismisses reports of continuing apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia. He says the visions "don't have much value" even if the shrine can help Catholics find God.
Pope Francis dismisses reports of continuing apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia. He says the visions "don't have much value" even if the shrine can help Catholics find God.

9AM

The conflict is almost certain to be on the agenda for discussion when President Trump comes to the Vatican.
The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will have to manage an awkward relationship between the White House and the Vatican.

7AM

The theme of the 2017 Canadian march was "Life We Stand on Guard for Thee."
The bill allows organizations and individuals "with sincerely held religious beliefs to remove themselves from actions in direct violation of their faith."
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has opened a website detailing the life, as well as steps toward sainthood, of Father Stanley Rother.
Weeks of large-scale street demonstrations have led to violent clashes with police, leaving nearly 40 people dead and drawing international condemnation.
Trump, who received an honorary law degree at Liberty’s commencement, said he was making good on his promises.

May 13, 12 PM

Pope says he will not pre-judge Trump and that Marie Collins had some good reasons for her resignation from the sex abuse commission.

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Pope Francis made history by canonizing Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the first child saints who are not martyrs.

May 12, 1PM

“S-Town” borders on being another American “poverty tour,” which rarely benefits those who are on display.

11AM

In addition to a stop at the Vatican, the president’s first overseas trip will include stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, home to holy sites of Islam and Judaism.

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Despite recent criticism, the Girl Scouts boasts of its relationship with the Catholic Church on its website.
The Catholic bishops said the Texas law "does not help peace officers build trust with the migrant community."
The Diocese of Crookston issued the statement in response to a lawsuit filed that day against the bishop and the diocese.

May 11, 8PM

Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

1PM

‘Shewings’ is the first book ever written by a woman in the English language.
A la espiritualidad moderna se le suele criticar que evita los problemas reales camuflándose de positivismo buena onda. Ahora, eso suele cubrir un egocentrismo sangrante. No podemos caer en eso también nosotros.

11AM

“It’s hard for me to credit that the president is now vigorously acting in Hillary Clinton’s interest,” says Philip Lacovara.
The documentary series “Five Came Back” and the British film “Their Finest” have brought World War II propaganda films back into public consciousness.

10AM

The Macron-Le Pen face-off posed a singular challenge to any Catholic trying to make a faith-informed vote.

9AM

One million pilgrims are expected to join Pope Francis in Fatima on May 12 to 13 for the centenary celebration of the apparitions of Our Lady to three Portuguese shepherd children.
Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature of once-accepted practices like slavery and the death penalty, Pope Francis said.
Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature of once-accepted practices like slavery and the death penalty, Pope Francis said.
Nine Catholic organizations from around the world have announced they are divesting their savings from coal, oil and gas companies in a joint bid to fight climate change.

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Each week we are gathering four super fans of the show "American Gods"—two Jesuits and two Jesuit grads—to discuss some of the themes and pull out the central questions.

May 10, 12 PM

On Saturday Pope Francis will canonize two of the children who saw the Marian apparitions in 1917.
At this point, it is important to find level ground, rather than stumble down a hill that we may not be able to climb back up.
His attorney said it's the first time a U.S. bishop has been sued individually for coercion.

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To profess that Jesus was truly human is to insist that he grew as we do.

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Like so many others in the French capital region, I have the air of a foreigner.

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The bishops have expressed solidarity with those affected by the floods in their Canadian province.

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While the pope warmed to the traditional Jewish music and dance, the delegation also discussed issues of common concern.
Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds.

May 9, 2PM

Each person taking the pledge promises to educate, advocate and pray for an end to capital punishment.
An executive order on religious liberty gave the impression of a church wanting to be left alone, but there is another role for Catholics.

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes likes to refer to himself as a self-righteous, loud-mouthed pundit.
What should one make of this chaotic month? Is the presidency of Jacob Zuma reaching an endgame?

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U.S. educational history is rife with examples of varying levels of government involvement with religious education in public schools.

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My grandmother, Dorothy Day, believed that to lose one’s faith was the greatest sadness.
Both political parties are getting further out of touch from the average voters.

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Father Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in Aden on March 4, 2016, in an attack in which four Missionaries of Charity and at least 12 others were killed at a home for the aged.
Many of the graves have been discovered by desperate family members acting on their own and without the assistance of the authorities.
Macron won the second-round presidential ballot with 66.1 percent of votes against 33.9 percent taken by Marine Le Pen.
An Indonesian court sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison on Tuesday for blaspheming the Quran.

May 8, 12 PM

In my unofficial survey of mothers, not a single mother mentioned gifts as part of a perfect Mother’s Day.
There is a perception that the hook-up culture is more prevalent than it actually is.

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A priest who does not willingly embrace Christ's cross and who does not try to lighten the burdens of his people is not worthy of the name, Pope Francis said.
Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard's members.

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"We should not be afraid. Fear is not from God. Rather, we should go in search of this truth," Dr. Alfio Bonanno said.

May 6, 6AM

Tras el triunfo sobre la cruz y la muerte, corremos el riesgo de relajarnos y dejar pasar ciertas cosas. Es tiempo de recordarnos las exigencias de la vida espiritual.

May 5, 12 PM

Mr. Thompson, one of the first African-Americans hired by a major Chicago advertising agency, is on a crusade to convince people of all races that this is not a black or white matter. Human beings represent a range of color.

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A new talk by the pope, as well as “Evangelii Gaudium,” gives clues to his thinking about the thesis of a new book by Rod Dreher.

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Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump's executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on May 4, as a step in the right direction.
Thousands of conservative Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor.
It is only within a church as complex and wide-ranging as humanity itself that Christ, still with us, can reveal his face.
God-with-us draws us forth to seek out God’s presence over the unknown horizon, to offer Christ’s message to every land, people and nation.

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For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration.
For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration.
For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration.

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“So far we do not know of anybody on Oahu that has been visited by ICE or picked up.”

May 4, 5PM

U.S. bishops called on the Senate to strip out the harmful provisions of the bill when the chamber takes it up for consideration or essentially to start over on GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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The U.K. populace at large did not appear to share the delight of the media and the political classes as the shortest parliament in 45 years came to an abrupt end.
“Once marriage is redefined as a personal instead of a social institution, it makes no sense to stick it out through even moderately bad times.”
As necessary as opposition to abortion and funding for it are, they are not sufficient pro-life goals, especially when achieving them eliminates support for other programs that support maternal health.
Public safety and protecting the civil rights of citizens are not competing goals.
John Anderson reviews "Sacred," a documentary exploring various world religions.
My conversion to the pro-life cause began, strangely enough, when I took part in a pro-choice march.

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My point is that the Catholics in France have to realize that no candidate can match the real expectations of Catholic voters.

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A woman and her 5-year-old son were deported to Honduras, where, the mother says, they are the target of gangs.

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One of Trump's orders instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to enforce a rule that bars churches from engaging in partisan politics.

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President Donald Trump's first foreign trip will include stops in Israel, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia before visits to NATO and a summit in Italy.

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The Brothers of Charity Group stated that it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia in any of its 15 centers, which provide care to more than 5,000 patients a year, subject to carefully stipulated criteria.
The American dream is at the center of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz.
“So far we do not know of anybody on Oahu that has been visited by ICE or picked up.”
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Father Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan.

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"But give me your silences,/ and I will wear them on my clothes,"

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The Vatican made the announcement after a meeting between Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto leader of Myanmar.
The Vatican made the announcement after a meeting between Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto leader of Myanmar.

May 3, 1PM

Jerome Donnelly reviews "Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein" by John Nixon.
On measures of well-being, residents of the United States fare worse than residents of countries like Canada, Sweden or Japan, all of which are less wealthy but more equal.

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The exclusion of pro-life Democratic candidates feeds cynicism about our money-driven political process.
“It’s in his kiss.” A kiss takes two. When you see how different the other is and yet are drawn in, Christ is calling.

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There is considerable overlap between French conservatives and French Catholics.

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Francis has made it his business to try to build bridges with the Muslim world with the energy of a missionary. Benedict also delivered his message to Islam from afar.

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Oklahomans overwhelmingly support capital punishment, despite highly publicized problems with lethal-injection drugs that prompted state officials to put a temporary moratorium on executions in 2015.
The Congolese bishops voiced their concern over rising tension in Congo after President Joseph Kabila unilaterally nominated Bruno Tshibala as prime minister over the objection of opposition parties.

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Mexicans are no stranger to widespread corruption, which costs the country a staggering $100 billion per year, according to last year’s National Corruption Forum. Governors are especially likely to become involved with graft.
“Most of those people—my family, extended family—are not pro-choice. You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?”

May 2, 10AM

The religious advisor to the new TV series "Broken" on helping actor Sean Bean understand what it means to be a Catholic priest today

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The Archdiocese of Kansas City said that Girl Scouts is "no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel."

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Father Sullivan's life straddled two centuries, two traditions and two cultures.
Last June, fighting broke out between soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army and a mixture of local opposition groups and members of other ethnic communities.
In 'Beyond 15,' Jonathan Rosenblum scolds Barack Obama for being “more invested in baling out the financial sector than in expending political capital for workers’ rights.”

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The prisoners are seeking an improvement in their prison conditions and an end to administrative detention.
in 'The Virgin Eye,' Robin Daniels shares spiritual wisdom wherever he finds it.

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The fact that the government handed ownership of a new $330 million state hospital to a religious order has led to a national debate over the continued involvement of the Catholic Church in Ireland’s health care system.

May 1, 2PM

“American Gods” looks primed to deliver interesting meditations on belief, as well as visually sumptuous storytelling.

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The country has descended into chaos after years of food shortages and economic turmoil under embattled President Nicolas Maduro's government
Hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.
Dalla Torre—who is known as Fra’ Giacomo—was elected as “lieutenant” of the Grand Master, a temporary position with a one-year term.

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The situation in North Korea, he added, has been heated for a long time, "but now it seems it has heated up too much, no?"

April 22, 10AM

At Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism.

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The conference brought together six lay people from different countries “to reflect on the post-synod apostolic exhortation that has aroused grave perplexities and widespread unease in numerous components of the Catholic world.”

April 21, 2PM

These photos, patches of uniforms and drawings create a piecemeal account of life at Dachau during and after the war.

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Christianity is not a relic laid in a museum; it is not a book entombed in an archive. It lives in the living people of God.
Christian rapper Sho Baraka makes his faith a part of his art, but he doesn't proselytize.

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Two days of massive protests on the streets of Caracas against the government of President Nicolas Maduro spilled into a violent night in several parts of the city, with residents in El Valle witnessing repetitive gunfire, street barricades set aflame and...

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If we model our life on Christ, not only will we be fulfilling God’s will, we will become the kind of humans God has always dreamt of.
When Jesus promises to be the gate, he promises his followers that he will protect them and provide for them always.

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"This is not a Christian crisis of concern only to Christians," Cardinal Wuerl said. "This is a human crisis."

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Christopher’s death gave five people the chance to live.
Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah's Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.
Noonan was a prolific writer, authoring books on topics of concern to the church such as contraception, abortion and religious freedom, as well as legal subjects.
Arkansas has executed an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of its plan to execute several inmates before a drug expires April 30, despite court rulings that have already spared three men.

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Pope Francis will be in Egypt for two days beginning on April 28.
The A.P. owes its uniqueness and stature in no small part to its business model.

April 20, 6PM

The violence is brutal, the cruelty extreme and the anti-gay hostility extremely virulent. ​​​​​​​

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In Europe the Christian population is dying faster than it is being replaced. In North America, the number of Christian deaths will begin to exceed the number of births to Christian parents by around 2050.
La espiritualidad de la Pascua sirve para retomar las emociones pesadas que nos cuesta aceptar y lavarlas en las aguas de la resurrección.
It might interest you to know that at least three of the 12 people who have rest areas named after them on the New Jersey Turnpike have some historical association with this magazine.

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“People listen to those who are talking the talk and walking the walk. You become influential when you relentlessly and unwaveringly pursue what's right.”
Pope Francis "will affirm that there is a certain solidarity among Christians" and that "we are all related together by Jesus."

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Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.

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The London police have issued a statement asking "D.J.s to refrain from using the Tube as a pop-up club.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief supporting the preschool.

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Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.

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John Anderson reviews "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
John Anderson reviews "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, told America that no official request for an audience had arrived at the Vatican from the U.S. president as of late Wednesday evening, April 19.
If we have faith, like Thomas and Thérèse did, we learn from Jesus that to love someone is to promise never to leave them.

April 19, 11AM

In its mature form politeness is a species of charity.

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At least five deaths have been blamed on the strong-armed response to protests that were triggered by the government-stacked Supreme Court's decision three weeks ago to strip the opposition-controlled congress of its last remaining powers after a year-lon...
Guerrero, who has four children and four grandchildren, "puts a face" to what is often treated as "statistics or demons," Cardinal Tobin said before last month's hearing.

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The polarizing campaign gave hard-line Islamic groups a national stage and has undermined Indonesia's reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.
British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time since 2015, after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election on June 8.
Father Ignatius Rai, pastor of the cathedral parish, said "unknown persons" broke into the church premises and started a fire that partially damaged the priest's residence and the western part of the church.
“The Society of Jesus prays with you today because we have greatly sinned and because we are profoundly sorry.”
The PBS host once asked, "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" The question is as relevant as ever.

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To celebrate his 90th birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enjoyed a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. 
When the state becomes predatory, the defenders of the faith are called upon to point people in the right direction, away from the violence of the authorities and back to God.

April 18, 2PM

"Out of the Ashes" promises a plan for cultural renewal, but seems to skip the most difficult steps.

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We are seeing rum rehabilitated. Rum respected. A rum revolution. Or as connoisseurs like to call it, a rum renaissance.

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The focus is more on the message than the miracle.
Georgetown University and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States began a process of penance and restitution, acknowledging an institutional sin in 1838 which preserved the university but condemned 272 to slavery in Louisiana.

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The miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.
Pope Benedict said his heart was filled with gratitude "for the 90 years the good Lord has given me. There have been trying and difficult times, but he always guided me and pulled me through."
A new book situates Pilate in the political and cultural milieu of the Roman Empire in the Middle East.

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Escalating rents and home prices have created invisible walls around communities all over the United States.
The U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil on April 15 in churches big and small across the country.

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Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan; Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia are on the brink of it.
"How many of our Catholics openly and blatantly declare, 'I am a Catholic, but I agree that drug addicts must be killed; they are useless,'" the archbishop said.
St. Patrick Parish in Norristown is working to change the healthcare situation with help from local clinicians, volunteers—and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The outcome of the court case could make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in many states.

April 17, 9PM

Piling violence on violence is not a strategy toward peace; it is a dangerous reflex that could just prolong the suffering.

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The relationship between the Jesuits and the popes has had far-reaching consequences for the church over the centuries.

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Who are the literary heirs to Father Dan Berrigan?

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International observers who monitored the voting found irregularities, saying the conduct of Sunday's referendum "fell short" of international standards.

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Assisted suicide is legal in five states and the District of Columbia. Will other states soon join the group?

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Pope Francis used his traditional Easter Sunday message to call the bombing of a refugee convoy near Aleppo a “despicable attack” and urged world leaders to “prevent the spread of conflicts” despite mounting tensions in Syria and North Korea.

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Teresa Donnellan reviews "The Patriots" by Sana Krasikov.
Robert Hosmer reviews "Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilization" by James Stourton.
Frank Freeman reviews "The Mountains of Parnassus" by Czeslaw Milosz.

April 15, 5PM

There is hardly a religious word in all of “Heal the Living,” but the film doesn’t need them.

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A federal judge halted Arkansas' unprecedented plan to execute several inmates before the end of the month because one of its execution drugs is about to expire.
We are called to the wait of the Christian, which is called hope.

April 14, 12 PM

April 13, 12 PM

This gesture, he continued, is meant to "sow love among us" and that the faithful, even those in prison, can imitate Christ in the same manner.

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Remarkably, the death sentences are being pushed through this month in an effort to beat the May expiration date for the state’s supply of midazolam, a controversial sedative that is one of three drugs used in lethal injections.
Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Amoris Laetitia’ were released a year ago. Both offer an important—often fundamentally different—look into love and marriage.
Almost every lily any of us in the United States will see this Easter comes from the very same tiny area at the northwest border of California.

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It is the third Holy Thursday that Francis has spent at a detention center, part of his longstanding emphasis on ministering to prisoners.

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According to Orthodox tradition, the stone on which Jesus was buried, in what is now the Sepulchre church, emits a light that bursts into flames initially cool enough to touch before turning scalding hot.
Even the Apostles were skeptical at first.
If it becomes law, Iowa would join 17 other states in banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
When Christ entered hell law of sin and death was set aside so that mercy could triumph.

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Pope Francis offered a powerful Holy Thursday message today at the Vatican during his Chrism Mass homily: Find joy in the little things.
"By taking one small step, we make God’s mercy overflow in situations of desolation."
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo supports President Trump for his anti-abortion views and for promising to defend religious liberties, but takes issue with his policies on refugees and immigration.

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Only theology professors were found ineligible to join the union.

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I don’t know how I feel today.

April 12, 6PM

La última frontera era la muerte. Hasta que llegó Dios y cambió las cosas.

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En este día, Dios se hace pan, como ya antes se hizo palabra: pan para el cuerpo, palabra para la mente y eucaristía para el alma.

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Jim Casy’s dying words echo those of our Lord: “Father, forgive them, Father, they know not what they do.”
Michael Wilson, a graduate of Loyola New Orleans, wrote the New York Times column "Crime Scene" for the past six years.

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On this night, when Jesus has nothing left to give, he gives all. He gives his very self.
i wore my glasses today/ for the first time/ since the last time i saw you

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I was the Jewish equivalent of a Christmas-and-Easter Christian. Then I met Jesus on the trail.

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War and religion are the subjects of a new permanent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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On April 12, Pope Francis appointed James Martin, S.J., America's editor at large, as a consulter to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications.

April 11, 1PM

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"FLAME" is a part of America's Youth Poetry.
Once,/ I was so lonely/ that my father gave me doubt as a sibling.
As I walked through the path to Calvary, the stench of grubby sand lingered in the air
Three in 10 Catholics admit to having unfavorable views about Muslims, Catholics are less likely than other Americans to know a Muslim personally, and nearly 50 percent of Catholics can't name any similarities between Catholicism and Islam.

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"ISIS had written really vile things about Jesus and the church. The convent was burned and gutted. Everything was stolen. Anything holy in their mind was burned."
Is this a “first-world problem”? Yes, of course. But it is very much a “world problem.”

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A total of 40 percent of surveyed countries registered "high" or "very high" levels of overall restrictions, according to Pew Research Center’s annual study on global restrictions on religion.
Sunday's bombings, claimed by the Islamic State group, are the latest escalation by the extremist group — which recently vowed to step up its attacks against Egypt's embattled Christian minority.
The pope has a laundromat to serve homeless and poor around the Vatican.
It is rare for television to allow its characters to have any sort of spiritual life.
“It is the ugly face of clericalism that unfortunately still has too much influence in our church,” Archbishop Gregory said.

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As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago were, the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, a cardinal said.

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It is time for a reorientation toward socially conscious investing.

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The congregation shouted “Shame, shame!” at the Rev. Edward Pushparaj when he said Pope Francis had only been “bad” for the Catholic Church.

April 10, 10AM

The often controversial evangelical leader Franklin Graham speaks to Father Matt Malone about his new documentary and the Gospel's mandate to care for the poor and refugees.

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The "Lavanderia di Papa Francesco" ("Pope Francis Laundry") is a free service "offered to the poorest people."

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Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt's minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.
Humility, courage and openness are crucial in creating harmony between social, scientific and political bodies, the pope said.
Women wailed as caskets marked with the word "martyr" were brought into the St. Mina monastery in Alexandria.

April 9, 4AM

Pope Francis asked God "to convert the hearts of those who spread terror, violence and death, and also the hearts of those who make, and traffic in, weapons."

April 7, 2PM

Because of their sponsorship of “Indian schools,” Christians have a unique role to play in healing the wounds of the past.

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“We need to have a national debate on these things; it’s not a decision for the president to make in the dead of night.”
Republican senators invoking the “nuclear option” to confirm Justice Gorsuch is a new development. But contention over the court and the filibuster has a long history.

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The bishops wrote an eight-point communique on March 31, saying, "Venezuelans can't remain passive, be intimidated, or lose hope."

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The 460-page commemorative volume gathers just a slice of the kind of rigorous research still being done today "in the light of faith," and in the footsteps of a 90-year-old pope.
Continued ethnic conflicts mar the fledgling democracy in Myanmar, which recently witnessed the inauguration of President U Htin Kyaw.

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"The defense of human beings knows no barriers," says Pope Francis in a conversation with the Italian journal Libertàcivili.

April 6, 6PM

The strikes hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where U.S. officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off.

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For the 1.5 million people who live on its six islands, Hawaii is not a vacation fantasyland but home, with its own set of struggles and blessings.
En Domingo de Ramos, Jesús entra en la Jerusalén de nuestra existencia y damos gloria a Dios por ser elegidos para una vida nueva.

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These movies are unlikely to convert unbelievers, because they demand a type of belief that requires unassailable evidence.

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At the risk of sounding patronizing, I have no doubt that the Reverend Graham’s faith is deeply felt and that his views are sincerely held.
At the risk of sounding patronizing, I have no doubt that the Reverend Graham’s faith is deeply felt and that his views are sincerely held.

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Clinton may have narrowly won the Catholic vote, but there were huge differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics.
Catholic bishops whose dioceses cover portions of Maryland said their state "is not immune from this tragic reality."
John Matteson reviews two books about World War I: "The World Remade: America in World War I" and "The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End."

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The U.S. State Department's will no longer contribute to the U.N. Population Fund because of the agency's involvement in China's "one-child policy."
Looking at the period 2010-2015, the global Catholic population increased by 7.4 percent.
Mark J. Davis reviews "War Against War: The American Fight for Peace" by Michael Kazin.
Among the saints, Ignatius Loyola is something of a “quote magnet.”

April 5, 2PM

St. Matthew in Charlotte, N.C., averages 12,000 people at weekend Masses—and that's hardly the only unique thing about parish life in the United States' largest Catholic church.
George Osborne lost his old government job when the Brexit referendum swept David Cameron's team off the political stage.
We should see this passage as early Jewish Christians recognizing their own, internal dividedness.

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell said Father James Martin's new book will help “all church leaders more compassionately minister to the LGBT community.”

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As next year’s presidential election draws ever closer, former Mexico City mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador may be the number one candidate.

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A new Pew study found that due to higher fertility rates and a relatively young population, the share of Muslim babies being born is growing while the Christian share is declining.
A group of more than 4,000 religious sisters and clergy, including priests, brothers and deacons, sent a letter to every U.S. senator, member of Congress and President Donald Trump.
Religious people must listen to one another and speak to each other as brothers and sisters, the pope said. "Listen and speak softly, peacefully, seeking the path together."
Since the Trump administration's initial travel ban was announced on Jan. 27, Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte has resettled a total of 45 people.

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Are Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani and other immigrants “stealing” jobs from South Africans?

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With 10,000 families and 7,000 volunteers, this megaparish has some novel challenges and opportunities.
Italian media report that a nerve gas was used in yesterday’s attack by the forces of the Assad regime against the rebels in this area.

April 4, 12 PM

If the referendum is approved, Turkey’s parliamentary system would be scrapped in favor of an executive presidency.

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Instead of engaging women as persons, the film instrumentalizes them to push a political agenda.

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"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.

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A more Christian, as well as more effective, approach to the global migration crisis would be to move from a concern about "national security" to a concern for "common security," said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
The promotion of Monsignor John Kennedy to head of the discipline section of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith was the second abuse-related appointment in recent days.
Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities.
"The racial divide in the United States and, sadly, in the Catholic Church in the United States is not something of the past. It is very much something of the present," the bishop said.

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The cardinal considered it “highly significant” that Francis’ letter is dated April 4—the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
In a letter to Chicago’s young people, Pope Francis says to follow the example of Martin Luther King Jr.
Then the pope asked: “What is the cross for you? Yes, it is the Christian symbol. We make the sign of the cross, but often we do not do it well.”
Mulledy Hall at Georgetown will be renamed after Isaac Hawkins, the first enslaved person listed in the sale documents.

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Very few professors become best-selling authors, but it happens.

April 3, 2PM

The ban’s proponents say mining practices posed a grave risk to the country’s already limited water supply.

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Internet regulation needs to serve the common good, not only the maintenance of profit margins.
In March, it was reported that up to 200 civilians in the northern Iraq city of Mosul had been killed by a series of airstrikes.

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A Jesuit school with 7,800 students based in Spokane, Washington is going up against a behemoth from Tobacco Road in Monday night's NCAA final.
The battle on the tiny tropical U.S. territory pits the Neocatechumenal Way lay group against critics on a majority Catholic island that was colonized by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century.
"The devil always comes in through the pocket, always," the pope said.

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For the patriarch, Holy Week culminating in the Easter celebration offers a fresh hope to breathe new life into prayer and reflection, reconciliation and dialogue.
The Vatican welcomed the refugee families after an appeal made by Pope Francis on every parish, religious community, monastery and shrine in Europe to take in a family of refugees.
Without a faith dimension, ideological and political notions of development will fail, even if they have some initial success, Cardinal Gerhard Muller said.

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Kristin Gilger reviews "The Confessions of X" by Suzanne M. Wolfe.
Charles R. Morris reviews "Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality" by James Kwak.

March 31, 8PM

In "Believer with Reza Aslan," a scholar presents a part as indicative of the whole.

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Why do so many people think that celibacy leads to porn use?
In "Believer with Reza Aslan," a scholar presents a part as indicative of the whole.
One of the most compassionate shows on television, "Call the Midwife," returns this Sunday, April 2, for its sixth season.
One of the most compassionate shows on television, "Call the Midwife," returns this Sunday, April 2, for its sixth season.

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A law applied selectively would probably best not be applied at all. A good prosecutor would already understand that.
'Church leaders in Australia took a long time to sit down with victims. Some still don’t."
“Church leaders in Australia took a long time to sit down with victims. Some still don’t.”
The committee chairmen also said that withdrawal of the bill "must not end our nation's efforts to improve health care."

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What motivates assailants to brazenly post their crimes to Facebook?
The pope told the participants that his first reaction to hearing about "this praiseworthy initiative" was one of gratitude to God.

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Representatives from a number of organizations called for a reduction in the more than 48,000 statutes that limit the rights of people with a criminal record.
"We do not know the reasons why he was abducted. He did not have problems with anyone," Father Angel Vargas Uribe said. "We are not scared."
We must ask ourselves, what do I feel when I see on the news that a bomb has fallen on a hospital and lots of poor children have been killed? Do I just say a prayer and go on my way like before?
Conditions have worsened for surviving Christians under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un, said a priest working with North Korean refugees in China.

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Sean Salai, S.J., interviews canon lawyer Kurt Martens.

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Jesús resucitó a tres muertos. San Agustín nos revela el valor comunitario de estas resurrecciones.

March 30, 1PM

Bishop Thomas Tobin, who has previously criticized Francis, posted a Facebook message entitled "Three Reasons Not to Give to Panhandlers" on Tuesday.

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One of the pope’s senior advisers urged Mr. Trump to listen to “dissenting” voices when it comes to the environment.

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Pope Francis made headlines with the canonization of two children, but his adoration cannot match that of St. John Paul II.
The court's 5-3 decision reversed a Texas appeals court ruling that said inmate Bobby James Moore was not intellectually disabled based on state criteria and could face execution.

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A deeper dive on 'Amoris Laetitia' is planned for the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Dublin in August 2018.

March 29, 3PM

There would be no atheists if God appeared in the sky. But there’d be no believers either.

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Catholic Charities agencies across the United States could face huge budget holes should Congress approve the president’s proposed budget.
Catholic Charities agencies across the United States could face huge budget holes should Congress approve the president’s proposed budget.

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Pope Francis joined a chorus of humanitarian relief and human rights critics who urged the United States to do more to avoid noncombatant deaths.
Across the capital Londoners have been resolute, demonstrating an absolute refusal to be intimidated by this or any terror event

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This is what Catholic social teaching has to say about President Trump's environmental policies.
Here's what Pope Francis and Catholic social teaching have to say about climate change. 

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The pope was bested by a sports figure and an e-commerce firm chairperson.
The pope was bested by a sports figure and an e-commerce firm chairperson.
Catholic bishops in Congo have abandoned attempts to arrange a government-opposition power-sharing agreement, amid rising violence.
Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit hospital systems being sued for underfunding pension plans.
“Where might you expect to find the baptized?” asks Rowan Williams in Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. “In the neighbourhood of chaos,” he replies.

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Francis greeted an interfaith group of Iraqis in St. Peter's Square and issued a special appeal for peace in Iraq at the end of his general audience.
Stories of persistent women abound in the Gospels.

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Reversing any effort that reduces greenhouse gas pollution endangers the planet and puts the world's most vulnerable people at risk, the advocates said.

March 28, 1PM

How unfortunate that the arts are caught in the cross-hairs of a ruptured and increasingly misguided political system.
The education plan for deportees represents one of the first attempts by the Mexican government to pushback against the policies of the new occupant of the White House.

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The Guantánamo tribunals create a precedent that endangers us all.
The church hopes to produce more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
A number of nations—many of which already possess nuclear arms—were boycotting the negotiations to ban such weapons.
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine.

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Me wanting a gang member to have a different life would never be the same as that gang member wanting to have one.
President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to repeal key policies meant to curb global warming is a direct contradiction of Catholic social teaching on caring for the environment.

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The pope asked 45,000 children to be silent and reflect on if there were times when they made fun of someone for how they looked or behaved.

March 27, 1PM

“What about you?” It’s the question St. Katharine, homegrown saint of the Northeast’s Acela Corridor, heard from Pope Leo XIII.

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Among the main concerns addressed by the commission was outreach out to victims, an issue first raised by Collins shortly after she resigned from her position.
Supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren't overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to safeguard constitutional rights for average Americans.
Pastors and worshippers say Cuba is in the middle of a boom in evangelical worship, with tens of thousands of Cubans worshipping unmolested across the island each week.
Bishop Castro has come under attack from politicians and public officials upset for voicing suspicions of corruption in Morelos, Mexico. The threats, he says, are not dissuading him, though the publicity is causing discomfort.

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Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country, said The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico.

March 25, 1PM

Pope Francis, in Milan on March 25, sought to strengthen their faith and to address the dissatisfaction among young people and families due to economic difficulties, which creates fertile soil for populist movements.

March 24, 2PM

Pope Francis said opportunity can come by restoring “the pillars” on which the union was first founded.

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Sister Carol Keehan condemned the G.O.P.-sponsored health care plan, calling the measure “anti-life” and citing concerns over how the measure would affect pregnant women and young mothers.

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Some of the tensions still troubling Liberian life have deep social and historical roots.
“This bill is catastrophic for Catholic social teaching and particularly for the people who we’re called to serve,” Sister Carol Keehan said.

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Playing the religion card so openly is unusual in France, where the official separation of church and state is normally taken so seriously that politicians rarely if ever mention in public whether they have a faith or not.
More than 35 years after Blessed Romero's death, documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Romero is being studied at the Vatican.
"I have no idea about anything that's going on in the world," she said, because she is busy helping her nine children acclimate to life in the U.S.
"I have no idea about anything that's going on in the world," she said, because she is busy helping her nine children acclimate to life in the U.S.
Bishop Cantu said the meeting was to let Tillerson know "that our only motive is to help build the common good, that we don't have ulterior motives."

March 23, 1PM

Facing one’s clinginess, having to let go—it’s the last lesson, the real revelation of the ascension.
“If the church is not committed to child protection, our efforts at evangelization will be to no effect.”
Rather than being a recent outcropping of American pop culture at its most vulgar, “Wheel of Fortune” is arguably our clearest survival of classical civilization.

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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator for the cause of Blessed Óscar Romero, experienced firsthand pushback against the archbishop’s canonization.

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El cuerpo, la mente y el alma son tres dimensiones esenciales de nuestro ser. La Iglesia nos invita a cultivarlas.
Teenagers and young adults feel more connected to the church when they are rolling up their sleeves and working.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia talks with James Martin, S.J., about the canonization of Blessed Óscar Romero. 

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Christ’s resurrection shows us that we no longer have to live under the dominion of fear.
When he looked out over the crowds that day in Jerusalem, Jesus saw a humanity worth dying for.

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Jacinta and Francisco will be the youngest children ever to be recognized as saints by the church.
Pope Francis said Christians must ask themselves whether they listen to the word of God or have "lost faithfulness to the Lord and live with the idols that offer me the worldliness of every day."
Keeler was known for his vital role in ecumenical and interreligious relations.

March 22, 2PM

The ruling appears to confirm fears among some faith leaders that courts are reining in the definition of religious practice.
There are truths that can only be shared by way of testimony, and these are the ones that matter most to us.
Breslin, the legendary New York reporter and columnist, died last week at 88.

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Commitment to denouncing anti-Semitism ought not be extraordinary but must be the common, unsurprising position of all Christians.
Three to serve as Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellows
Being comfortable receiving and processing information faster unfortunately does not correlate with our ability to assess that information for truth, much less for wisdom.
William Lanouette reviews "Washington's Farewell" by Avlon

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The reflection was issued "in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands."
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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How loneliness and self-deception led me to rock bottom, and how God's grace saved me.

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Some Canadian millennials are joining a political party solely to keep it from nominating another Trump.

March 21, 1PM

The cardinal has frequently been critical of the Trump administration’s stance toward undocumented immigrants and refugees.
The nuncio praised the way Pope Francis has undertaken this responsibility, and noted Francis’ continual emphasis on dialogue, mercy and evangelization.
Christians can take for granted the power of the sacrament of reconciliation and confess while being "unable to be ashamed" of their sins, the pope said.
Each forecasted outcome would have been mocked only a few years ago—yet today, neither is unthinkable.
The new hospital opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center.

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That the lone survivor of abuse active on the papal commission has resigned is tragic.

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The media is not the “enemy of the people.” We are the people’s detectives.
What is needed is a case for civility and engagement across the lines of ideology, race and class—grounded not just in freedom or tolerance but charity.
Father Zollner, one of the founding members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, speaks about the resignation of Marie Collins and efforts to prevent abuse worldwide.

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The United States dominates an annual global weapons export market that has topped $100 billion.
McGuinness was an early activist in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. Later, joined the Irish Republican Army, which was leading an armed insurrection against British rule in Northern Ireland.
“Call Me Francis” is unafraid to delve into Francis’ intellectual conflicts. But neither is it afraid to be funny. 

March 20, 12 PM

As a former tyrant languishes in a hospital bed, the U.S. should ponder its routine of coddling military monsters.

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“Regarding access for those most in need, the AHCA includes changes which place many people at significant risk,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane wrote.

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A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.
A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.

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Despite this surge of goodwill, questions remain about whether these new connections can endure.
The invitation came amid increasingly closer relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar University, which is considered the most authoritative theological-academic institution of Sunni Islam.
Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.
Currently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have some type of school choice measure in place and several states have legislation on the table for it this year.

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Father Monan led the Jesuit university for 24 years.
In a five page “open letter,” Zachary Fardon traced problems in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods to neglect “rooted in ugly truths about power politics, race and racism.

March 17, 10AM

We might not embody new life with such Christ-like perfection that we can raise the dead, but we can reveal the new creation in other ways.

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John wrote this Gospel to show how easy it is for any of us to lose sight of Jesus, even when he works openly.

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March 16, 2PM

"Let us think about Patrick the 'unlearned refugee' (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant."
"The raison d'etre of the church is evangelization. It's not a business, it's not an organization or an association for the defense of Jesus," Archbishop Pierre said.

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Patrick Gilger, S.J., reviews "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation" by Rod Dreher.
San José nos desmonta los mitos modernos de los que no son capaces de ver en perspectiva y sólo buscan la autosatisfacción.

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March 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Amoris Laetitia.”

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The president’s proposed budget calls for ending several international aid programs.
A conversation between Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., Editor in Chief of America.

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‘God is silent only to the extent that we are.’
St. Paul warns of "the risk that our charity can become hypocritical," the pope said,
The concept of branding has become more prevalent than ever, thanks to the digital age. The Vatican is part of the game, too.

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New Mexico Catholic bishops distanced themselves from Catholic legislators who support abortion and physician-assisted suicide.
The ruling near the nation's capital was the latest blow to Trump's ban, with a federal judge in Hawaii rejecting the measure on Wednesday.

March 15, 5PM

The Christian looks at one who is spiritually thirsting and, having known salvation in Christ, wants to share that satisfaction.

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Federal laws limit the politicization of the government. It may be time for the public to demand those laws