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This is the English translation of an interview Pope Francis gave to the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais: “The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a savior.” On Donald Trump, Pope Francis says: “Let’s see what he does, we can’t be prophets of doom”

Ilia Delio writes about Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation: "I discovered Thomas Merton in the midst of a laboratory. I was a doctoral student in pharmacology."

Phyllis Zagano asks of Cardinal Raymond Burke: Who's showing whose true colors?

NCR and Global Sisters Report covered Saturday's Women's March in Washington, Boston, New York, Chicago, El Paso, San Francisco and a bunch of other places.

Eucharia Madueke, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur in the Nigerian Province, says: The power of African Catholic nuns needs to be unleashed

Catholic health officials to GOP: Proceed with caution on Affordable Care Act repeal

Springfield, Ill.: Catholic Diocese holds first synod in 54 years

Nashvill, Tenn.: Task force to study Episcopal diocese's same-sex marriage ban. More than two-thirds of the delegates at the diocese's Annual Convention on Saturday supported the resolution.

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