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Frightening news: The immediate story and the long term consquences raise many questions: North Korea launches more missiles; 3 land in Japanese waters. And here's the background: Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles

Obama and Trump: The tick-tock of a truly bizarre relationship

White House wants it both ways on revised travel ban In rolling out version 2.0—which could come this week—Trump and his team face a crucial test of their willingness to compromise.

Ponitfical Commission on Proection of Minors -- the fall out: Cardinal Muller responds to Collins and defends not answering survivors’ letters

Jesuit Fr. Michael Czerny is undersecretary of the Section for Migrants and Refugees in the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. In other words, he is the pope's man on migrants and refugees, and Fr. Tom Reese talks to him.

United Nations turns focus on 20 million migrants around the world

President Donald Trump's repeal of an anti-corruption rule that required extractive industries -- like mining, oil drilling and quarrying -- to disclose payments to foreign governments has caused dismay among people who advocate for the poor and for transparency in government. Catholic bishops outraged by repeal of an anti-corruption measure that could support child labor

Profile of a new bishop: From City of Angels to land of Mormons, new Catholic bishop bringing fun-loving, faith-filled dynamism to Utah

Sisters who blazed trails helped change the face of American higher education for a new generation. Now their challenge is to sustain what they have built -- even when they may not be around to nurture it.

Is The Catholic Church Anti-Woman? A recent debate held in Chicago

Western Pennsylvania's top federal prosecutor and a Catholic bishop who heads a diocese where investigators say two former bishops helped cover up child-sex abuse by dozens of priests are scheduled to announce a plan to prevent future abuse. Acting U.S. Attorney Soo Song and Altoona-Johnstown Bishop Mark Bartchak have called a news conference for Monday afternoon.

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