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A papal peace pastoral? Cardinal Turkson says a papal encyclical on nonviolence, just war theory 'plausible' What's this all about? Some background:

Did you see Fr. Tom Reese's Study guide for 'Amoris Laetitia'?

In 1989, while serving in Guatemala as a missionary in a Mayan community, Ursuline Sr. Dianna Ortiz was abducted and tortured by Guatemalan security forces. This trauma fueled her passion for human rights work. Q & A with Sr. Dianna Ortiz, advocate for victims of human trafficking

St. John, Canada -- Catholic women's group protests Cathedral renovation Calling on the Saint John diocese to modernize its relationship with women before upgrading building. "Fixing up the bricks and mortar while ignoring half your people, that is short-sighted."

Fresno, Calif. -- Donnieau Snyder knew she had to answer the call to priesthood

Missouri -- New bishop announced for Springfield-Cape Girardeau

New Dehli, India -- Prime Minister Modi asked to lead Mother Teresa canonization delegation Prime minister says he would 'favorably' consider the bishops' invitation

French archbishop admits 'errors' in handling of child sex abuse cases Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, faces complaints for failing to inform authorities about priests accused of sexual abuse

Yakima, Wash. -- Catholic Diocese of Yakima won’t list names of abusers on website

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