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Election 2016: Clinton economic speech: Anti-Trump, with a dash of Sanders (text and video)

Election 2016: GOP Senate Incumbents Splitting From Trump, a winning strategy? (Wall Street Journal Video)

The LCWR is meeting in Atlanta and Global Sisters Report is there: Looking beyond the horizon of a post-contemporary religious life

"Oh, to be a woman," by Sr. Dorothy Fernandes: As I mingle among women, listen to their stories and watch their countenances, a big question arises in my mind. More than half of these women are carrying a large burden on their shoulders and are unable to speak about it. They become victims of violence of all forms.

Women Deacons #1: Women deacons: What happens next? by Phyllis Zagano

Women Deacons #2: With holy orders, hierarchy can't have it both ways by Christine Schenk

Women Deacons #3: Women deacons? Yes. Deacons? Maybe. by Tom Reese

Warsaw, Poland -- Poland's church faces challenge from papal visit

Commentary: Pope Francis, 'gender ideology' and our colonialist blinders by Cristina Traina

Jubilee Year in El Salvador for Romero centennial The Church in El Salvador has announced that a jubilee year will be observed from August 15 of this year through August 15, 2017 a jubilee year will be observed, on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, who was born August 15, 1917.

African Seminarians among Beneficiaries of Campaign in Honor of Murdered French Priest

Rio Olympics: Touching home at the end of a remarkable 110 meter freestyle race, U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold. She said she hoped her victory would encourage greater diversity in her sport.

With the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation in 2017, Catholic Bishops in Germany have reached out to Protestants. Seeking unity 499 years after the Reformation

Manila, Philippines -- Catholic leaders here say they are powerless to stop a growing number of extrajudicial killings that have come with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

New South Wales, Australia -- Catholic priest John Casey found not guilty of 16 child abuse charges

The Little Sisters of the Poor Have Little to Worry About: When Cooperation Is Not Complicity

Camden, N.J. -- A Catholic medical practice serving North Camden's poorest patients closed last month, quietly ending a mission begun by Jesuit priests nearly 34 years ago.

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