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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.

November 20, 1PM

James Comey is perhaps a better Niebuhrian than Niebuhr himself.

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I have been trying with all my heart—with all my mind, with all my soul, to live peaceably with a terror that has been grafted onto me.
“Not everything that is technically possible or feasible is therefore ethically acceptable.”

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The U.S. State Department often misses its deadline to release a list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom — or doesn’t release a list at all.
What ought to be the Ignatian contribution to the fight for racial justice, given our mission and our values?
The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican.
He came from an Irish family of profound Catholic convictions. Faith for him was a very precious inheritance for facing the difficulties of life.

November 19, 2AM

“To love the poor means to combat all forms of poverty, spiritual and material."

November 17, 1PM

Cardinal Bernardin’s consistent ethic of life could be helpful as the church grapples with issues like migration, health care and even taxes, some bishops say.

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“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
Hipsters love the authentic, the craft and the obscure—which is exactly why Catholicism, in its practices and its aesthetic, is perfectly suited for them.

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In response to a query from America, Steve Bannon said, “The daily examen has become a tool for me to lead a better, more fulfilled life.”

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Julie Payette, Canada’s new governor general, stirred up controversy with a speech to a scientific gathering in which she seemed to pit “divine intervention” against “natural process.”
Pope Francis’ condemnation of deterrence is a strong challenge to nuclear strategies of the superpowers, including the United States.

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The $500 million museum contains six floors, a theatre, gift shops and restaurants.

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"We know that it is the biggest support they can get, the involvement of the church and Pope Francis."
Father John, in northern China, said he felt Xi had become "another Mao" Zedong.

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It will be the first abortion-related case heard by the court with Neil Gorsuch on the bench.

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‘May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.’ (Mk 13:36)
‘One mightier than I is coming after me.” (Mk 1:7)

November 16, 2PM

As a Catholic, you continually search for the balance in your professional and spiritual life. Whatever balance you do achieve is far from perfect.

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A cholera epidemic, last year’s Hurricane Matthew and political upheaval have made Haiti a dicey place to return to.
A homily loaded with autobiographical details is not the only way to get the interest of a congregation.

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The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation's health insurance laws.

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On university campuses in Nigeria, the competition for souls can be fierce.

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“There is no obligation to have recourse in all circumstances to every possible remedy” to keep a person alive.

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Mugabe's policies are widely blamed for Zimbabwe's economic decline over the past two decades. Millions of economic refugees have left the country, with most going to South Africa.
Joe Biden may be a presidential candidate in waiting, but now he seems to have found a truly valuable role as a father.
"Sometimes we can get so caught up in focusing on the soul and our prayer, which is incredibly important, but we also need to take care of our physical bodies."

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An abridged text of a retreat talk given by Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., to members of the Christian Base Communities in Nicaragua in 1988, one year before his martyrdom.
Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., former editor in chief of America, gave this homily at a memorial Mass for the slain Jesuits at St. Ignatius Church in New York on Nov. 22, 1989.
What we see and how we see it largely depends on where we are standing. A shared sense of history, of what was, or might’ve been, or could be again, is the indispensable touchstone of our collective judgement, for memory is the soul of conscience.
The pope said the Paris agreement is "a clear path of transition toward a model of low- or no-carbon economic development, encouraging solidarity and emphasizing the strong links that exist between fighting climate change and fighting poverty."
A church that can welcome homeless people only at their best will be a church where everybody fears to show their weaknesses.
Dios nos entrega los sueños para que los hagamos realidad. Ambos son necesarios: el sueño y la realización.

November 15, 1PM

The Met spent eight years securing 133 drawings plus paintings, sculptures and architectural models from 50 different institutions and individuals in Europe and the United States.

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“No tax reform proposal is acceptable that increases taxes for those living in poverty to help pay for benefits for wealthy citizens.”

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Ganesh Sitaraman offers a wide-ranging treatment of economic, political and constitutional developments across three centuries of the American experience in Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution.

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The Met spent eight years securing 133 drawings plus paintings, sculptures and architectural models from 50 different institutions and individuals in Europe and the United States.

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When the Spirit is knocked out of you, you understand that it was never really yours.
Working on the frontline to help exploited women requires patience and the sensitivity to move at someone else’s speed.
When it comes to defining what makes Catholicism hipster, a new book argues that being Catholic is hipster in itself.
In this book, part autobiography and part explanation of his Catholic faith, Vogt proposes the truth, the goodness and the beauty of Catholicism.

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Almost two months after the devastating storm, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is bringing food, water and blessings to the residents of Las Marias, Puerto Rico.

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African-Americans have a deep and troubling history with the Catholic Church.

November 14, 3PM

If we want to heal the division between the church and the gay community, we have to meet them, humbly, where they are.

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Students “have lifted up this whole university, challenging us to go out to the margins, like Pope Francis asks.”

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Bishop Richard Malone told bishops that the plan would “encourage a broader reading of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and seek to advance more conversation” around “strengthening marriage and family life.”

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Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich, a proponent of the “consistent ethic of life” approach to pro-life issues.

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In his remarks Nov. 13, the first day of the USCCB meeting, Cardinal Dolan, the committee chairman, said assisted suicide and abortion remain the focus of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
In Iraq, Reeta, 17, was used to being first in her class. For the last two years, in Turkey, she has not attended school.
Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem.

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As the U.S. bishops were beginning their fall assembly in Baltimore, also marking their 100th anniversary as a conference, a couple of nonviolent protesters gathered nearby.

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Impunity on the Jesuit slayings in El Salvador has prevailed for nearly 30 years as many high-profile and incriminated individuals are still tied to power.

November 13, 1PM

“We still need water, we still need food, we still need clothing,” Archbishop Roberto González Nieves said
“We still need water, we still need food, we still need clothing,” Archbishop Roberto González Nieves said

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The theme of division in the church and in society has been frequently invoked during the bishops’ deliberations this week.

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John Thiede's new text is a helpful exploration of martyrdom in the church today.
With ‘Democracy,’ Rice has written a highly accessible book that identifies the essential building blocks of democracy.

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A German newspaper published the names of about 33,293 people who died seeking refuge in Europe.

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Pope Francis condemned not only the threat of nuclear weapons but also “their very possession” in a landmark statement on Nov. 10.
Scientists say new figures show global carbon emissions will reach a record high in 2017.
Three plays invite us to look back on the decade that launched Trump as a time of churning ambivalence and upheaval.

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The attack may have been carried out with the knowledge of two army commanders, a justice official said.

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Masked participants had chanted "Sieg Heil" and "Ku Klux Klan" as well as "Pure Poland, white Poland" and "Clean blood, lucid mind."

November 12, 1PM

Cardinal Parolin’s visit comes at a time when internal divisions among U.S. Catholics have become public.

November 11, 1PM

Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”

November 10, 3PM

“Thor: Ragnarok” is an entertaining film with a powerful and needed message: ignore history at your peril.

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"We know the faces, we know the stories. We cry with those who are hurting, and it's sad to see young people feeling unsure about the future, who are just wanting to be a part of this country."

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Much of the business appears to be routine, though the bishops as a body have been vocal in recent months about a range of political and social issues, as well as internal church politics, that are sure to come up during the meeting.

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It is too late for Louis C.K. to be the model of male feminism. It is not too late for him to be a model of contrition.

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Mr. Cardenas’s lawyers argued that Texas authorities had not properly informed him that as a Mexican citizen he was entitled to legal aid from the Mexican consulate.
Catholic leaders in Lebanon urged the international community to stop wars and bring peace to the Middle East.

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In my lifetime, I do not recall having so many reasons to cry and send up my sighs to Mary for help and hope.

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Could Hawkins be a place haunted not just by the Upside Down, but by the ghosts of our country’s racist past?

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This week, your faithful hosts are in the hot seat.
After the mass shooting at First Baptist Church, the town turned to the only other civic institution here capable of handling it all — another Baptist church.
An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is not a threat to U.S. national security.

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On the same day as the Texas church shooting when 26 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded, another shooting already had taken place in the parking lot of a Catholic church in Fresno, California.
Responding to the string of extreme weather events has been a challenge for the society in the affected communities and the society overall.

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"International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation and the parading of stockpiles of arms," Pope Francis said.

November 9, 3PM

The bishops said the tax proposal “appears to be the first federal income tax modification in American history that will raise income taxes on the working poor while simultaneously providing a large tax cut to the wealthy."

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A Vatican conference represents the beginning of a coordination of Catholic universities, institutions and bishops's conferences on this issue.

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In Iraq, I witnessed death and tragedy, and without faith, I had no way to process it.
Except for crimes committed on federal land, state law governs what constitutes a sex crime, and the definitions vary.

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Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.
The hourly peals of Big Ben have been a touch of certainty, regular, you may say, as clockwork.

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Tantas veces ha sucedido que las personas participantes ni siquiera se plantearon que la parábola hablaba de una boda. No es que no lo diga, o que desconozcamos el ritual de una boda hebrea del siglo I; simplemente se trata de no darse cuenta del ambient...

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When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied FEMA aid.
In what is becoming a grim American ritual, mass shooting sites from Sandy Hook to Columbine have been demolished and then rebuilt.
The new legislation has the backing of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope Francis formally recognized the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 and the martyrdom of a 25-year-old priest in Hungary in 1957.

November 8, 3PM

It’s more likely that gala attendees will be taking inspiration from the lavish outfits favored by Pope Benedict than the sartorially understated Pope Francis.

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Cutting the corporate tax and limiting the home mortgage deduction are welcome reforms, but not in service of a windfall for the wealthiest households.

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There is little question that what the government is doing is not only illegal but inhumane and unnecessary.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” contains enough guilt to keep the town's confessionals busy for months.

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"Please, Mass is not a show. It is going to encounter the Passion, the resurrection of the Lord."

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A federal court order has temporarily stopped construction on a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, a section of which is being built on land owned by a religious order and is the focus of protests.
"We're at the beginning of this," said Gonzaga history teacher Ed Donnellan, who also is looking at the possibility of taking students to visit the remnants of the Jesuit slave plantations in Maryland.

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Cutting the corporate tax and limiting the home mortgage deduction are welcome reforms, but not in service of a windfall for the wealthiest households.
A solitary image, of ourselves or others, is often more misleading than life-giving.

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Rather than ending TPS advocates say it was time for Congress to develop a legislative plan to allow Nicaraguans, Hondurans and others to remain in the U.S. permanently.

November 7, 2PM

The University of Notre Dame is reversing itself and now telling employees they will continue to receive no-cost birth control coverage.
David Bentley Hart: The hard words of Jesus can be hard to translate away.
David Bentley Hart: The hard words of Jesus can be hard to translate away.

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There are signs that at least among some U.S. Catholic bishops, statements of grief and sorrow are being backed up with pledges to push for legislative action on guns.
Last week Kenyans went back to the voting polls after the Supreme Court annulled elections in August.

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Mr. Colbert’s words called to mind Pope Francis’ critique of the arms industry.

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The appointments are further evidence of Pope Francis’ determination to assign important positions in the Roman Curia to women.

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The pope sent his “heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded.”
At the 2017 gathering, organizers offered Catholic speakers that tackled racism, immigration, climate change, socioeconomic inequality, prison reform and other forms of social exclusion. 

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Pope Francis met with Kofi Annan, the former U.N. secretary-general, and former Irish President Mary Robinson to discuss shared concerns about peace, human rights and climate change.

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"The international community must respond to the outrages systematically committed by Daesh with a rock-solid resolve to prevent similar future abominations from recurring."

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World War II has just ended, and a little town is struggling to come to terms with its past
The tax credit helps eliminate the stigma of adoption, works on the principle of subsidiarity and prevents adoption from becoming nothing but the sale of children.

November 6, 3PM

The governor used his visit to Rome to say that the world is facing bigger challenges in addressing climate change than one president.

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The real problem is not the offering of prayers in the face of tragedy but the interpretation of what prayer entails.

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A new report shows a continued rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017.

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Hart argues that the New Testament condemns not only wealth but virtually all private possession.

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"I feel that every time there is a terrorist attack that happens, and the individual happens to be Muslim, rather than holding the individual accountable, there is this push to hold entire swaths of communities accountable."

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Catholic universities need to study the root causes of forced migration and ways to counter discrimination, Pope Francis said.

November 5, 1PM

A sheriff says that a man walked into the church and started firing.

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At least 20 people were killed in a Texas church on Sunday.

November 4, 1PM

Watch talks by James Martin, S.J., Sister Simone Campbell and much more here.

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“The Church of the Long Run” has become an important practice for Christians across denominations.

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A new book clarifies mystery of John Paul I’s death.

November 3, 12 PM

Two leading bishops urged Catholics and all people of goodwill to show support of "our brothers and sisters in such dire need."
For 50 years, Nicholas Black Elk led others to Christ, often melding his Lakota culture into his Christian life.
The Justice Department said it was about to appeal a lower court decision allowing the teen to have an abortion when it realized she had already had the procedure earlier that day.

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The president’s campaign to define—and enforce—patriotism poses constitutional questions for chief executives and football players alike.

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It could be months before Rosa Maria will be able to see her family.

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I know this is generally not O.K. to do, writing a whole article about joining the Jesuits.

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Next year’s Mexican election will host a broader and more diverse group of presidential hopefuls than ever before.

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This year, Toni Morrison's "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon" turn 30 and 40, respectively. What role did the author's conversion to Catholicism play in her writing?

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On Oct. 31 Lutherans and Catholics gathered at the cathedral to jointly commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Father Weinandy surely wrote his letter out of a heartfelt desire to help the church. But in doing so, he belied a misunderstanding of one of the basic elements of Pope Francis’ teaching.
When the Master returns, he will want to know what we did to further the compassion, humility, freedom and love he entrusted to us.
God’s “sheep” know their dependence. Knowledge of their own need for grace opens their hearts to the needs of others.
Has the church been wrong on the issue of the death penalty as morally acceptable up to now?

November 2, 1PM

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger urged that dissent from ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to church authority.

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In its tax overhaul, GOP includes a repeal of a rule that limits the political speech of churches in exchange for tax-exemption.

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The voters I spoke with were not single-issue voters, and they showed a comfort with, even insistence on, complexity around a range of issues that are part of our national conversation.

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A survey of children's books that put a human face on the complexities of America’s past

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The saints are passionate; the lukewarm are professional.
Lady Bird, with her magenta hair and acne, is an original; Greta Gerwig, appropriately, takes chances.

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The nation has changed, once again. This time we are becoming more Latino. The demographic shift is not the future; it is the present.
There is nothing patriotic about a disregard for facts.
It costs more to be poor in the United States.

November 1, 6PM

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded quickly after the letter became public.

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Tommy Lasorda always called Him "The Big Dodger in The Sky."

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Set in the early ’60s, “Novitiate” is yet another tale of the trauma suffered by the religious and their orders in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.
Thanks to social media, thousands of stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault are going viral under the social media movement, #MeToo.
Daniel Berrigan, S.J., went from a poet to an activist, and turned activism into poetry.

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On the Feast of All Souls, it is to the Day of the Dead altars that the departed ones return, caught almost as if by lure, by the florid colors, the smells and the flavors, of foods they cherished on earth.
This is a book about war, about inhumane acts, about personal and institutional instincts of self-preservation.

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Leftist men need to get more leftist about sex—and maybe more conservative, too.

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“We don’t have that full communion yet but we definitely are on the way.”

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"We long for this wound in the Body of Christ to be healed."
Church officials in Chicago say that revelations regarding other fraudulent cases could be forthcoming, a prospect that both the archdiocese and victim advocates say will be a disservice to genuine victims.
God’s mercy finds a way to fix, in time, in us, what a time of sin has distorted.
A "clean" bill would be "unencumbered with costly, punitive and unnecessary provisions."
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.

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The cardinal's pastoral letter is among the most high-profile responses from a Catholic leader to continued racial unrest.

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“I call on the Lord that he may convert the hearts of the terrorist and free the world of hate and that crazy homicide that abuses the name of God to disseminate death.”

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En el silencio nos encontraremos con nosotros mismos y, dentro, muy dentro, con nuestro Dios y Señor, creador, redentor y santificador.
La esperanza cristiana se basa en la humanidad de cada uno; en el esfuerzo con el cual colaboramos en la construcción del Reino. La encarnación de Dios en Jesucristo saca la esperanza de lo teórico y la encarna.

October 31, 4PM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said New York City is “stunned and horrified” by what police said was an act of terror on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan said New York City is “stunned and horrified” by what police said was an act of terror on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured.

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Our national health system is seen as a treasure in Britain yet viewed as an alien, dangerous concept to many in the United States.
Today in honoring the saints, we recognize that they have built the church.

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A profile of Liam Callanan, author and the 2017 recipient of The George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters.

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Fiction moves us, engages us, finds for us truths we may not have recognized when first presented to us as fact. Fiction teaches us agility, the importance of leaping from word to meaning, and the pleasure that’s to be had in doing so.

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Be careful when you're editing famous writers!

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A cyber-destruction of Bitcoin deposits would trigger far-reaching consequences, beyond the realm of the Bitcoin world.

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Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, president of the Spanish bishops' conference, expressed sadness for the Catalonian declaration of independence.
Be careful when you're editing famous writers!
In a statement, both sides expressed gratitude for “the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation.”

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All but three of the 16 prefectures in the country are still controlled by armed gangs, despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers.
Ayestas, an immigrant from Honduras, was sentenced to death for strangling a woman after an apparent burglary in her home in Houston.

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"This action is not humane," Bishop Tamayo said.

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There’s no way to understand the Reformation without understanding the thinking of the people who were there.
The everyday and the fantastical continue to live side by side as show enters second season.

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An interview with David Collins, S.J. about persecution and execution of witches.

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The Great War had a tincture of tragic elegy.... World War II, by contrast, was thoroughly modern, disengaged from any romantic past.
"To Protect and Serve" offers an insider's look into how to reform policing in the United States.

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Rapid demographic changes and the fear of the unknown may explain the anxiety of many U.S. Catholics.
The aid will go to "faith-based and private organizations" to help those who are persecuted in the region, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

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The city was damaged by five months of occupation by terrorists.

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Voting was postponed to Oct. 28 because of security challenges.

October 28, 12 PM

“Christians are called to promote political dialogue, especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail,” the pope stated.

October 27, 9AM

Catalonia’s tragedy has become a new kind of threat, not only to Spain, but to the European Union.

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During the first weeks after Hurricane Maria, the church's delivery of aid was extremely difficult because it had to be done by foot.
"It is hard to educate children without electricity, but our Catholic schools are taking care of our people."
Way up in the highlands of north central Puerto Rico, in an area severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, lies an untold story of an imminent economic catastrophe: the potential decimation of the island's milk industry.

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The injustice of abortion itself requires us to work to protect children in the womb along with their mothers.
Pope Francis called six astronauts on the International Space Station yesterday and decided to ask them some of life's biggest questions.

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This week, we talk with celebrity nun, Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus.

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"When these misfortunes happen to us, we cannot forget that the father loves us."

October 26, 2PM

Vice President Mike Pence said that Middle Eastern Christians facing persecution have not been served well by the United Nations.

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To reflect upon Cornelia’s life today is inevitably to lament it.
"God said it and the Bible is clear," the pope said. "Receive the migrant, receive the refugee."

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Advocates of priestly abuse victims question how Francis could have been unaware of the allegations.

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We love our definitions, our categories and our ability to transform most anything in the world into an equation.

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"You Russians have in your blood, in your humanistic and religious tradition" an understanding of love, Francis said to Russian cosmonauts.
Greta Gerwig is not a Catholic, but she did attend Catholic school and wanted to make a film that reflected her joyful experience there.

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The price of that hamburger could help an African family start a business. And the money to do this could be given to them as a loan, not as a charitable gift.

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Pilgrim Sharon Carpenter reflects on an "amazing journey."
Los fariseos le preguntan a Jesús: "¿cuál es el mandamiento más importante?" Quizá la verdadera pregunta es más bien: "¿qué necesitamos para vivir según los mandamientos?"

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"If ever there was a time to collectively support the largest remaining Christian population in the Middle East, it is now."
The sisters already have spent hours in voter education for the repeat election.
"The tax system should be continually evaluated in terms of its impact on the poor."

October 25, 1PM

“It was no great surprise that Lowell threw himself into Catholicism and took his Catholicism to a psychotic extreme.”
"The church as a whole, cannot grasp the vastness of God," Peter Phan argues.

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I sensed God in the heightened awareness of my own mortality.
Many of Guthrie's songs focused on on social issues, especially those involving migrant workers.
The institute will be not only as a place for women to gain leadership skills, but a place all people who care about gender equity can turn for assistance

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Francis is known for his out-of-the-blue calls. But this one has been in the Earth-to-space pipeline for a while.

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A quick survey of the books reviewed in America's Fall Literary Review 2017.
An introduction to America's Fall Literary Review 2017.
"We have been abandoned to solve the problems we did not create."

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Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass with the poor and people who assist them.

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Read Father Matt Malone's homily from the mother church of the Society of Jesus.
Pilgrim Tom Kolon reflects on serving as deacon at a Mass for America's pilgrims in Rome.

October 24, 2PM

"We don't have to agree on everything, but our relationship is strong enough that it can weather disagreements."

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The victims of sexual harassment are fighting a culture that teaches men (even celibate men) a sense of privilege and entitlement.

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“Breathe” reminds us of the Christian truth that we are not our own. 
The World Series beginning in Los Angeles tonight brings up childhood memories of the Dodgers.

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The beatification was a reminder that Christianity offered "a culture of peace and fraternity, not war."
Much like Virgil in the pages of Hermann Broch’s book, we need to decide almost daily what we stand up for and when—and what price we are willing to pay for our convictions.

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When Pope Francis visits Myanmar in late November, church leaders will be listening nervously to his every word, specifically hoping they don't hear the R-word: Rohingya.

October 23, 1PM

A judge has overturned a finding of suicide and ruled that Ahmed Timol was murdered by South Africa’s Security Police 45 years ago.
Texas bishops: "No one -- the government, private individuals or organizations -- should be forced to be complicit in abortion."

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It is time for the laity to speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the Gospel. 

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“The world, the church, are in need of courageous young people, who are not cowed in the face of difficulties," the pope said.

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Sixty-six percent of Americans want Trump and Congress to work on legislation to bolster the health insurance marketplaces.

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The student charged in his death now awaits trial, but police are not calling the attack a hate crime.
Mogadishu was rocked to its core on Oct. 14 by a truck bombing that left 358 dead and hundreds wounded. The missing are still being sifted for among the scorched rubble.

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Chief justice: the ruling "confuses maintenance of a highway median and monument in a state park with excessive religious entanglement.”

October 22, 12 PM

Pope Francis issues public correction to Cardinal Robert Sarah on who has final say over liturgical translations.

October 20, 1PM

It is astonishing to think that God would choose to enter the world this way: as a fragile newborn who could not even hold up his own head without help.

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Around 200,000 Salvadorans and 57,000 Hondurans have been residing in the United States for more than 15 years under Temporary Protected Status. But that status is set to expire in early 2018.
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.
Rarely does the death of a private citizen elicit a formal letter of condolence from the Pope.

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I found my voice in the cries of the ancient psalmist.

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Almighty God, be with your people in California now in the midst of the fires.
Some church leaders in Ireland say the World Meeting of Families, to be held next year in Dublin, should be open to all kinds of families, including gay couples.

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The documents include letters showing church leaders knew of sexual abuse allegations.

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Is being Catholic the last, true way to be a rebel?
Is being Catholic the last, true way to be a rebel?

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“Everyone will report what happened here tonight differently,” Mr. Ryan joked.
Baum was the author of the first draft of "Nostra Aetate."
The California Catholic Conference said the bill "deliberately" targeted religious employers.
The trouble began when nine students at a weekend party played “Jews vs. Nazis” beer pong.

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Catholics are following the general public in a broader acceptance of cremation.
Only those who understand true humility can walk with Christ each day into the presence of the Father.
Only three Sundays remain in the church year. Each of them includes a Gospel about the end times.
An unprecedented ecumenical and interreligious cooperation is the museum’s greatest accomplishment.
For what we and our forebears have done and failed to do, we ask for forgiveness.
A suicide prevented is often more than only one life saved; it often is a whole family preserved.
The Census must be done right.

October 19, 1PM

John Milton's Paradise Lost (published in 1667) may be more relevant in our time than ever before.

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Released in April 2017, "DAMN." portrays Kendrick Lamar’s internal torment as he struggles with his faith.

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This is a real book, written by a real person, suffused with the raw wounds of her defeat.
The majority of Americans now believe that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality.”

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Upward of 3,000 buildings, including the homes of at least 15 parishioners, have been destroyed just in Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 people.

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Millennials in the “pro-life generation” are not interested in a culture war, but simply want to save preborn children and their mothers from the tragedy of abortion.
Although respondents to America’s survey had different priorities with regard to gun control, an overwhelming majority of 88 percent called gun control a pro-life issue.

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The bishops “urge constitutional experts and the law reform commission to guide the nation on the feasibility of establishing an anti-corruption court, with specialized prosecutors, that would ensure speedy and efficient disposal of corruption cases and...
“Goodbye, Christopher Robin” is a dramatic look at the life of the British writer A. A. Milne and his strained relationship with his son.
There are no epidurals for manuscripts.
There are no epidurals for manuscripts.

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There’s a big difference between engagement and encounter.
Among those Catholics who choose to leave the church, 74 percent do so between the ages of 10 and 20. And 87 percent of them say that it is for good.

4AM

The ghost turnip, with its pinched angry face, was made for Halloween.

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"The Pharisees, the doctors of the law are not things from the olden days, there are many of them today, too."
The witnesses repeatedly described an insignia on their attackers' uniforms that matched one worn by troops from Myanmar's Western Command
Pope to World Methodist Council: "We too have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion."

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Que cada quien revise su modo de actuar, de dialogar, de proponer, de analizar. ¿Tus preguntas son “insidiosas”? Es decir, cuando te acercas al pensamiento del otro, ¿lo haces con prejuicio o con sinceridad? ¿Buscas conocerlo o atraparlo?

October 18, 10AM

If we, the people, are ourselves responsible for the good of the state, then we have the same obligations that a medieval monarch once had.

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Poet Kim Bridgford hopes to publish an essay on every woman poet who has ever lived through the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline, which she edits.
The Catholic Church in the United States is being transformed by its black and brown parishioners, whose numbers and voices are rising.

7AM

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history.

6AM

Catholics are called to act and to equip ourselves with truth-telling tools to transform the polemics of immigration into a grace-filled response to human suffering.

4AM

Kim Bridgford, an award-winning poet and editor of Mezzo Cammin, a journal of formalist poetry by women, sat down with O'Hare Fellow Colleen Dulle to talk about faith and its influence on her work.

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Catholics are called to act and to equip ourselves with truth-telling tools to transform the polemics of immigration into a grace-filled response to human suffering.

October 17, 10AM

“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”

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Cardinal Wuerl: the legal agreement provides a "level of assurance as we move into the future."

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The path to mutual respect between communities has no room for intolerance.
"We will continue to have a presence here. How can we not? We live here. This is our home."

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In a zombie world, the good Samaritan would be toast.

1AM

Pope Francis confessed that while he has “chutzpah,” “I am also timid.”

October 16, 11AM

23 senators voted against Ms. Gingrich’s confirmation, a departure from previous nominations that faced little opposition.

8AM

Changing churches, confessionals and saints through the centuries
It is not technology we should fear. It is ourselves.

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“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”

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What's occurred in the past few weeks is evidence that those populist forces are not done yet.
“The relation between hunger and migrations can only be faced if we go to the roots of the problem.”

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It's not the first time Profiti faced charges of financial crimes.

October 15, 6AM

The alleged attacks started last fall and initially targeted U.S. agents stationed at the U.S. embassy in Havana.

2AM

Pope Francis announces that there will be a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region in 2019.

October 14, 4AM

The Vincentians, founded by St. Vincent de Paul, traveled to Rome to celebrate their 400th anniversary with Pope Francis.

October 13, 1PM

Cardinal Farrell told Canadian young people: “Make a difference. Don’t let the world control you; don’t let it drag you down.”

12 PM

"This is the dream and the ambition of every patriotic and honorable Palestinian, to reach unification."
Local officials project the statue in Zacatecas will cost $4.25 million
Pat Robertson and others appear to have abandoned the notion that political action has the ability to improve the lives of the governed.

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This week, we interview Claire Swinarski, host of "The Catholic Feminist Podcast."
Currently, 27 states have implemented waiting periods for abortion, ranging from 18 to 72 hours.
"Nobody will be turned away; we will try to find a way to accommodate everybody."
His appointment "reflects the growing presence of Hispanics in the Catholic Church here in the United States."

7AM

Here's a list to help you find all the Catholic entertainment you’ve been looking for on Netflix but didn’t know was there.

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Every display of love that we receive should transfix us with awe and inspire a response of the deepest generosity.
These other sovereigns can confer social status but not community, power but not trust, wealth but not fulfillment, pleasure but not joy.

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October 12, 2PM

At last, a clear, uncompromising stance of moral opposition to the death penalty by the highest authority of the church.

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The Vincentian family was founded 400 years ago.
The president’s threats, according to the statement, “have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe and have intensified global insecurity.”

10AM

Love it or hate it, most Catholics could probably sing “Here I Am, Lord” from memory. But do they know where the song came from?

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Bishop Vasa called on all Catholics of the diocese to help their brothers and sisters who “have been severely impacted by the devastating fires and are in immediate need of your prayers."
Poverty and criminal violence are pushing hundreds of thousands of people northward while escalated deportations are tearing families apart in the United States.
Poverty and criminal violence are pushing hundreds of thousands of people northward while escalated deportations are tearing families apart in the United States.

8AM

He might get a shotgun escort when he leaves town, but Thurgood Marshall is the Lone Ranger of civil rights.
Tuesday, May 4, was our first walk, a 10-mile, six-hour march with a band of 23 men and women.

7AM

For National Hispanic Heritage month, we ask: Do you prefer “Hispanic” or “Latino”?

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‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ is a sort of “I told you so,” though Coates takes little pleasure in having to say it.

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John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, sits down with America’s editor in chief Matt Malone, S.J.
They will “accept and work with the new membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America" to admit girls.”

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“What is blessing? Who can bless? Can God bless through a robot?”
“The migrant family is a crucial component of our globalized world,” said Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Vatican observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva.
Players felt “compelled to raise awareness for the marginalized.”

October 11, 1PM

We the church ought to be a people marked by joy, like guests at a wedding feast.

11AM

The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is a warning that Hollywood cannot try to minimize or downplay the actions of Harvey Weinstein.

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The pope’s comments and the timing of them suggest that a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be forthcoming to reflect this new development in the church’s understanding.
Sheen's niece has sought to have Sheen’s remains disinterred and moved to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Archdiocese of New York disagrees.

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Trump's new immigration policy proposals “are not reflective of our country's immigrant past, and they attack the most vulnerable.”

5AM

Different Catholic rites are, in fact, "a treasure" for the church.

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En la vida corremos el peligro de no ser los convidados a nuestra propia fiesta. Algo así como el Niño Jesús en los banquetes de Navidad, que ni está ni se le espera, preocupados como estamos en viandas y vestidos.

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Many managing medical conditions like HIV must worry not only about their medication, but about putting food on the table.
Pope Francis and President Trump are now tied as Twitter’s most followed global leaders.
The EPA has decided to roll back an Obama-era regulation to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

October 10, 10AM

The U.S. bishops’ committee on marriage and family released the letter “Always Our Children” in 1997 as an attempt to encourage parents not to abandon their gay and lesbian children and to assure them of God’s love.

9AM

Catholic distributism might have something to offer for those rushing to adopt these new technologies.

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Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of nine men and women, including a Franciscan priest who championed the land rights of farmers in Guatemala.
Spanish Cardinal: Catalonian call for independence is “an act of sedition, fraud and betrayal.”

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The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law is an instrument that must serve the church's pastoral mission of bringing God's mercy to all and leading them to salvation, Pope Francis said.
Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic education, the Vatican's U.N. nuncio said Oct. 6.

October 6, 2PM

Politicians who enable the proliferation of assault weapons are guilty of illicit cooperation in evil.

1PM

“Amoris Laetitia” has yet to resonate with many black Catholics in the United States.

11AM

Imam Abdullah Antepli gave the opening prayer in the House of Representatives and delivered a plea for celebrating differences.
"The Florida Project" tells the story of a mother and daughter in the hidden world of extended-stay motels in the city of Kissimmee, Fla.
hearing and feeling are technically the same thing so when we talk on the phone i can pretend it’s as good as touching you

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Contentment is a wet chest in December
Contentment is a wet chest in December
Religious groups that had opposed the mandate were pleased with the administration's action.

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The Declaration of Rome appealed “to leaders of the world’s great religions to inform and mobilize members of every faith to join in a global movement to protect the world’s children.”

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The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
“Most survivors suffer from severe anxiety or guilt.”

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A fun and furry way to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said that IS militants began committing genocide against Yezidis and Christians in Iraq in 2014, and "three years later, they are still not receiving the assistance they need from the United States and so their survival in their anci...

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October 5, 1PM

“Celebrating Columbus Day does not honor their story and their struggle and their history; it insults it.”

12 PM

Long before Pope Francis articulated in “Laudato Si’” a comprehensive Catholic call to care for the physical environment, Agape members were focused on treading lightly on the earth and combining a contemplative lifestyle with frontline environmenta...

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Jason Isbell wants to be a better man and he uses his songs as a road map to get there.
"Any unbaptized person may be baptized. The church has not spoken further than that, whether the person is transgender or not"
Representatives from Facebook and Microsoft called for increased cooperation to develop, share and utilize digital tools to prevent and stop abuse.

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As the celebration becomes more cultural than religious, will Little Italy be able to preserve the festival's Catholic roots?

8AM

Hef the man stopped mattering to the culture decades ago, but Hef the symbol still does.
According to Catholic social tradition, paying taxes is part of the way Catholic citizens contribute to the common good.
The pope was speaking on Oct. 5 at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Is 'pro-life' an appeal or an accusation?
America readers have a pretty positive view of social media.

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“People come here because they are hungry, but they don’t know that they’re hungry for God.”
Looking back on the last five years at America and forward to changes to come
Undocumented women face special challenges when they report domestic abuse, but they now have a champion in Pope Francis
Two crucial words from Rainer Maria Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' are missing from John Paul II’s 'Letter to Artists': sex and solitude.

October 4, 2PM

Tom Petty died on Monday at age 66, and anyone who knows me well understands that it is a personal loss.

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Supongo que estos días la prensa trae tantas malas noticias como habitualmente, pero se me hacen más que de costumbre. ¿Será que estoy más sensible con esto de la llegada del fresco del otoño y la nostalgia del verano que se fue? No sé. La cosa es ...

10AM

Being human does not get any harder than when there is a rupture between meaning and love

9AM

Cardinal Parolin said that “the sexual abuse of minors constitutes a very vast and widespread phenomenon."
Cardinal Parolin said that “the sexual abuse of minors constitutes a very vast and widespread phenomenon."

8AM

We need to revisit the views of this 16th-century reformer on hospitality now more than ever.

7AM

The pre-synod meeting will be an opportunity for the church to listen to the hopes and concerns of young men and women.
American horror is a God-drenched genre, and many of the essential films in the genre are explicitly Catholic.
Christians are not "prophets of doom" but rather missionaries of hope

October 3, 2PM

We have seen an epochal change in the image of a Catholic priest in North America.

1PM

Putting Francis of Assisi, Francis de Sales, and Pope Francis in conversation.

12 PM

“Faces Places” presents two modern artists rolling through southern France in a truck, a high-tech rolling photo-art laboratory.

11AM

Adjunct faculty feel as if they have second-class status, but the real culprit is escalating costs at tuition-dependent universities.
Celebrated the Sunday before the opening of the Supreme Court's term, the annual Mass invokes the Holy Spirit upon those who are responsible for the administration of justice.

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Blessed Cristobal, along with two other indigenous Tlaxcalteca youths, Blessed Antonio and Blessed Juan, will be canonized Oct. 15 at the Vatican
Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Lonueuil, Quebec, said a possible papal visit was not a major topic at the bishops' plenary gathering Sept. 25-29, but reconciliation with indigenous people remains high on the conference's agenda.
Last month, Jason Stockley, the white police office who killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, was acquitted. How did the city of St. Louis respond?

9AM

Divestment from fossil fuels is one way to "look at how one applies the teachings" of "Laudato Si'."
A Roman Catholic diocese that students and spectators cannot kneel or otherwise protest when the national anthem is played.

October 2, 12 PM

“It’s not about scaremongering. It’s about protecting children from abuse on the internet.”

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'We don’t talk enough about people’s struggles with the rosary. What can we do to help them?'
For inmates, incarceration is their punishment. But in the library, we focus on rehabilitation.
Spanish police tried to shut down polling places and fired rubber bullets to prevent Catalans from voting in the Oct. 1 referendum for independence.

9AM

I am sad over the loss of life, tired of excuses for the loss of life, and angry that we are paralyzed by the loss of life.

7AM

Pope Francis urged them to oppose "one-way streets of exasperated individualism" and "the dead ends of corruption."

6AM

The pope “offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God.”

September 29, 1PM

He is putting his whole hood/ over the hyssop, lowering his bone nose/ for the scent.

12 PM

Barton Cross, a Navy serviceman, was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. Then his brothers tried to get him back.

11AM

Catholic social teaching does not allow us to consider immigration in the abstract; we must recognize that human beings migrate for legitimate reasons.
Rushdie is a writer keen to take on big, messy matters—and few are bigger or messier these days than American life at home and abroad.

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A pioneering international congress on the risks to children in the digital world will be hosted by the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from Oct. 3 to 6.
An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Msgr. Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.

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The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life's journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

7AM

In the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble.
About 100,000 Christians -- among them more than 60,000 Syriac Catholics -- were expelled from the Ninevah Plain by the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014 as the militants campaigned to expand their reach into Iraq.

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"'The truth will set you free': Fake news and journalism for peace" will be the theme of the church's celebration of World Communications Day 2018.

September 28, 1PM

Catholic Extension’s gift is meant to ensure that the spiritual needs of those suffering can also be met.

11AM

Congress has until March 5 to pass legislation to help immigrants who are currently shielded from deportation by the program.
“Hugh Hefner, a Chicago man, keeps sending us copies of his magazine, Playboy.”

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Speaker Ryan will deliver the keynote address next month at the Al Smith dinner.

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In an interview with America, Sister Normal Pimental talks about her involvement with Pope Francis' "Share the Journey" campaign.
'Amoris Laetitia' is built on traditional Thomist morality, Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Colombia.

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When you only listen to one story, you neglect so many others.

September 27, 1PM

Australian bishops’ group urges a rejection of same-sex marriage in a national referendum, but other church leaders tell voters to follow their consciences.
Jesús plantea para ellos dos posibles actitudes: 1) el que conoce, pero rechaza de primeras seguir al Señor; 2) el que aparenta seguir los mandamientos y por dentro hace lo que le da la gana. Los dos son hijos, los dos conocen su responsabilidad, los do...

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The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican's prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told Canadian bishops the document does not signal "changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline," but represents a pastoral approach that takes into considera...
Lots of people get crusty as they age. Only the saints get slippery.

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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday and to mark the 70th anniversary of its consecration to Mary, Canada's three cardinals led the nation's bishops in a ceremony Sept. 26 to re-consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The archbishop explained that women are "too often undervalued" and vulnerable to discrimination, not only when they are part of an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority, but for simply being women.

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On the particular genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald
"This is a cruel and inhumane decision," said Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC's executive director. "There is absolutely no need to send people who are living peacefully, raising their children and contributing to the American economy and society back to a countr...

7AM

Paul McCartney’s concert was a much-needed reminder that joy and beauty and love are not crushed by darkness.

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"It's an avalanche of disasters, one disaster after another disaster."
He lives in infinity, and his voice is/ an octave higher than silence.
Suzy Hansen’s ‘Notes on a Foreign Country’ is not a romantic ‘Eat Pray Love’-style tale of self-discovery.

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The Caritas campaign is calling for a week of prayer and action for the world’s 66 million forcibly displaced people, running from Oct. 7 through 13.
The Caritas campaign is calling for a week of prayer and action for the world’s 66 million forcibly displaced people, running from Oct. 7 through 13.

September 26, 11AM

The government response in Mexico City has been swift, but surrounding towns devastated by last week's earthquake are frustrated by the slow arrival of aid.
Speaking at the United Nations, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, said the “world is awash” with weapons.

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“The trigger to violence and the aggressive response are lamentable,” Cardinal Bo said in his carefully worded statement.

8AM

The 1973 “Exorcist” was deliberately unsensational, and that’s why it was a sleep-robber.
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the American dream primarily through its failures to bring happiness to his main characters.
I struggle with how to think of this little being whose life outside the womb was not to be.

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Blaine founded SNAP in 1988, years after she was abused as an 8th grader by a Toledo, Ohio, priest who taught at the Catholic school she attended, according to the organization's website. Her pleas for help to Toledo's bishop were ignored. The group gaine...
The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.

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The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.
300 Words a Minute, and Going Nowhere: High School Debate Today.

September 25, 1PM

For Canada’s 150th anniversary, which has been met with frustration by indigenous people, the Jesuits had another dialogue in mind.
Thousands of volunteers and rescue squads have flooded Mexico City, where workers, electricians, nurses, students and others work side by side to save the last victims and bring relief to the survivors.
The cardinal said while the world is "ever ready to headline the flaws of the church," the dynamic changes when "her loyal members are more than willing to own up to them."
The failure is not one of communication; it is one of charity. The pope wants us to debate. I say: Do it better.
Beauty is the medium through which Kate Hennessy describes her mother and grandmother.

12 PM

Wriggly children are not the only reason my fellow millennials are missing from the pews.
Wriggly children are not the only reason my fellow millennials are missing from the pews.

11AM

Hurricane Maria is a reminder that this two-tiered system of American citizenship is neither democratic nor tenable.

September 24, 10AM

September 23, 4PM

A group of lay theologians and clergy opposed “Amoris Laetitia” have released a letter “correcting” Pope Francis, part of an ongoing effort directed against the pope’s focus on pastoral outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

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Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, the archbishop of Dhaka, has described the recent attack on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, as “a crime against humanity.”

September 22, 1PM

This year the Grand Bargain on refugees seems increasingly fragile.

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The earthquake feels like yet another crisis tearing at our transnational families. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the many ways American society fails to value the lives of foreigners, of immigrants, of its own citizens, because of their skin...
“It is good to rediscover our history and welcome the diversity of the people in the United States.”

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Pope Francis said he is worried that even Catholics are arguing against accepting more migrants and refugees into their communities, and they often cite an ill-defined "'moral obligation' to preserve the original cultural and religious identity" of their ...

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The courageous witness of 'unarmed prophet' Ben Salmon—precisely one century ago—anticipated a major development in Catholic doctrine on war and peace,.
On this week's jesuitical, we talk with Catholic rockstar, Audrey Assad.

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In the aftermath of two earthquakes in the span of two weeks in Mexico church-based relief agencies have been on the ground providing food, shelter and repairs.
Reports of a girl trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City captured the world's attention, but the story was created by bad journalistic and government practices.

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Sister Marita Rother really didn't get to know her brother, Father Stanley Rother, as a priest until she visited him in Guatemala in the 1970s.

September 21, 2PM

Today's parable challenges anyone today with a position of leadership in the church.

12 PM

The American College of Physicians called for better promotion of palliative and hospice care, which opponents of physician-assisted suicide say are underutilized areas of medicine that could address concerns of patients facing difficult illnesses.

11AM

"We have a priest who makes everyone feel welcome, says Mass with great reverence and gives meaningful homilies"
Any willingness to cooperate across party lines is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, brinkmanship remains the preferred legislative strategy.

10AM

When a pope issues a document “motu proprio,” it means he does so by his own motivation, and it can mean a significant change to church law.
“Civilization,” wrote John Courtney Murray, S.J., “is formed by men locked together in argument. From this dialogue, the community becomes a political community.” Can we still say this today?
Everybody feels like they’re no good at least some of the time. Everybody feels, at some point, like no one is listening. But in Christ, everything good, true and beautiful is worth expressing, even if no one seems to hear.
The bullfight enacts the human drama each of us participates in.

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"We often hear faithful Catholics who see mercy at work and ask, 'Why?'"
I no longer say she committed suicide, because she did not commit a sin or a crime.
A los ojos de Dios lo que cuenta es que, a fin de cuentas, todos los invitados a trabajar, se pusieron manos a la obra. Benditos aquellos que lo hicieron desde el amanecer porque estuvieron prontos a construir el reino desde temprano y porque, gracias a s...

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Pope Francis promised "zero tolerance" in his remarks to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
The Gospel passage this week finds Jesus still in the Temple, warning the chief priests and elders that their time is running out.

September 20, 2PM

All the dioceses in Mexico were collecting food, water and other necessities for victims of the quakes and were seeking economic support from inside and outside the country.

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The moment we begin to measure, we know nothing of love, know nothing of God.

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There is only so much room—in our houses, in our hearts. At some point, we have got to let go.

8AM

A new book situates the Legion within the shameful history of French colonialism.

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Pope Francis continues to spread his message of Christian hope, aiming especially to reach and inspire young people.
Francis mowed the lawn of the Rose Garden Sept. 15, maintaining his concentration even as cameras flashed and the president himself came to check on the young man's progress.
Mexican church leaders react to a devastating earthquake as improvised efforts bring ordinary Mexicans together to lend a helping hand.

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El Viernes Santo, viernes de la Cruz, conmemoramos el hecho histórico de la crucifixión de Jesucristo y, además, conectamos con el profundo sentido espiritual de ese día, pues fue cuando de facto se produjo nuestra redención.
"May our mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe, with great tenderness be near the beloved Mexican nation," the pope said in Spanish Sept. 20 during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.

September 19, 2PM

For those who still want to believe that a full JFK presidency would surely have led to an American Camelot, this book is not for you.
John F. Kennedy’s austere brand of patriotism still shines.

1PM

Church leaders call for peace amidst demonstrations against the acquittal of a white police officer in the murder of an African-American man.

12 PM

A Colombian Jesuit reflects on the visit of Pope Francis to his country.
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”

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The absurdity of "BoJack Horseman" offers an unrelenting, often devastating look into our own humanity.
Pope Francis reminds us that we must "cleanse, heal and restore" the sinner, including those returning to society from prisons.

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Catholic leaders respond forcefully to reports that an indigenous group was massacred to make way for illegal gold mining in the Amazon, casting blame on the Brazilian government.
The court is scheduled to hear cases relating to immigration, religious freedom, federalism, voting, employee rights and federal court jurisdiction over foreign governments and corporations.

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The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.
The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.
Is my hunger for publicity closing the door to a contemplative life?

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11 Peruvian sisters formed a rock band in a convent and are taking the gospel on tour.

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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.

1PM

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.

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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.

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“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."

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

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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.

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“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.

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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.

9AM

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.

11AM

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.

11AM

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.

6AM

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.

8AM

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....

7AM

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

6AM

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.

8AM

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.

6AM

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.

6AM

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.

11AM

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.

9AM

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.

8AM

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.

7AM

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

6AM

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."

1PM

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.

7AM

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.

6AM

"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.

12 PM

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

9AM

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.

12 PM

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

1PM

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.

7AM

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.

11AM

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.

8AM

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.

10AM

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.

3PM

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.

9AM

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...

11AM

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.

8AM

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.”

1PM

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.

9AM

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.

7AM

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.

6AM

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.

8AM

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.

6AM

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.

5AM

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."

1PM

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.

12 PM

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.'

8AM

"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.

9AM

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.

8AM

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.

6AM

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).

11AM

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.

7AM

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.

11AM

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.

6AM

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.”

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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

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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.

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“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.