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In Orlando’s Wake, Catholic Ministry Calls on Church Leaders to Condemn Anti-LGBT Violence

Francis: Orlando killings 'new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred'

US bishops condemn Orlando club shooting, offer prayers Orlando diocese plans a vigil Monday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. in St. James Cathedral.

A pan-Orthodox council, which has not been convened for more than 1,000 years, was supposed to open in Crete Friday. Maybe not: Growing number of churches say they will not participate in pan-Orthodox Synod

CTSA 2016: Latino theologian Orlando Espin wins John Courtney Murray Award Read NCR's full coverage of the 2016 gathering of the Catholic Theological Society of America conference here.

New to NCR: In his Pencil Preaching column, cartoonist Pat Marrin offers a sketch and reflection for the day's scripture readings. Learn more>

Philadelphia -- Battle over proposed sale of first black Catholic church intensifies

Philadelphia -- Archdiocesan seminary looking for college partner to educate seminarians. Thirty-nine acres, including "the palatial college building that dominates the view of the grounds," likely up for sale.

If Britain votes to leave the EU, where does that leave Catholic organizations reliant on EU funding?

Akure, Nigeria -- Kidnappers of two women religious arrested in Ondo. Were nabbed May 15.

A 22-year-old Dutch woman who was detained for three months in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she reported being drugged and raped was given a one-year suspended sentence on Monday and will be allowed to return home. The man, who has not been formally identified, had been punished with 140 lashes for illegal sex acts and public drunkenness.

An assault on religious liberty? Darn that Obama adminstration: Stained glass is about to get a lot more expensive for churches. Glass manufacturers anticipate crackdown from the Environmental Protection Agency.


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