The Life: Sisters reflect on care for the Earth

Global Sisters Report: The second anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si' inspires the first question for women religious from around the world.

Bishop Paprocki's unhinged decree on same-sex marriage

Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, should be sacked. He issued a decree last week setting guidelines and limits for how the pastors in his diocese treat...

Supreme Court travel ban ruling: What it means

The Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling on June 26 that will allow Trump to implement his travel ban against six Muslim majority nations — but only for visitors lacking ties to the U.S.

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Laotian bishop surprised to be named cardinal

"I told him not to tease your elder," the cardinal-elect said of the first congratulations he got. He wonders if an earlier meeting with Pope Francis...

Papal abuse commission member suggests changes to group expected in fall

Rome: The composition of the advisory body may change at some point this fall, as the original three-year terms granted to individuals in the group expire.

People

Bishop Paprocki's unhinged decree on same-sex marriage

Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, should be sacked. He issued a decree last week setting guidelines and limits for how the pastors in his diocese treat people...

Spirituality

Prophets for life

Spiritual Reflections: Today’s readings call us to reconsider our Christian vocation. Each of us was baptized to share in Christ’s prophetic ministry. 

Media

'Young Radicals' follows progressives' pursuit of ideals into World War I

Book Review, Part 2: The most fascinating part of Jeremy McCarter's book comes when the U.S. enters the war, and the young radicals face a dangerous new world.

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In This Issue

June 16-29, 2017

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