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Closing the circle of ministry: Sister communities share property

Catholic bishops are exercising prophetic leadership in opposing the massive deportation of refugees says St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk.

Supreme Court judge on death penalty: Justice Breyer calls death penalty arbitrary, urges review

Although not a few Catholic bishops and lay theologians have asked Pope Francis to clearly state whether his letter on the family, Amoris Laetitia, permits divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion at Mass, Bishop James Conley, who heads the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., has made it crystal clear to all his priests that couples in such situations  objectively in a state of adultery  are not to receive the sacrament.

ICYMI: On Amoris Laetitia, Australian Archbishop Mark Coleridge Says the Church Should Not Strive for “False Clarity”.

Manila, the Philippines — Philippine bishops step up resistance to efforts to resist reinstatement of capital punishment; Asking priests to include anti-death penalty messages in their homilies

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland's national seminary is seeking a new president. The advertisement asks for a priest of good standing, aged over 35.

Parramatta, Australia — We salute our Parish Secretaries Diocese celebrates "The importance of Parish Secretaries in the mission of the Church"

Donaldson, Ind. — Beef & Grain Farm a ministry to feed people

St. John's, Newfoundland — Abuse victims, former wards of Mount Cashel orphanage run by Irish Christian Brothers, seek $8 million

Bill Tammeus says Beware the 'prosperity gospel' of the Trump administration

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