Rome — Lay Scholars Highlight Problems With 'Amoris Laetitia,' Crisis in the Church: Speakers respectfully but firmly criticized contentious parts of the papal document on the family.
French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency
Michael Sean Winters says France says 'non' to Le Pen's ugly politics
Stocks across Europe move upward after French presidential poll: As relief rallies go, this may be as good as they come.
US capital punishment
Little Rock, Arkansas — Arkansas prepares for first double execution in U.S. since 2000; inmates want executions halted due to poor health: NCR Bertelsen intern Kristen Whitney Daniels has been following the Arkansas death penalty cases closely. Here's a list of her stories.
US politics and religion
Andrea Picciotti-Bayer tells president Trump: Global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead. Position not yet filled.
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