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New on the website today: 

Commentary: Fordham University falters in trying to avoid controversy

Eco Catholic: Environmental crisis meets sexism in 'Handmaid's Tale'

Column: D-Day a lesson in deliberation, planning

Mormon church to ask its missionaries: How safe do you feel?

A saint's brain is stolen and Catholics pray for its return

President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

Religiously affiliated hospitals win Supreme Court pension case

Global Sisters Report: 

Sisters in Erie reclaim sites of violence, make them holy ground

Sisters join chorus denouncing Trump's climate move

Q & A with Sr. Colleen Jackson, advocating for refugees and asylum-seekers in Australia

In other news around the web: 

Anglicans’ view for a shared congregation

Disavowing attacks, some British imams say they won’t bury the terrorists

Saint’s relics are a miraculous must-see in secular Russia

The four reasons people commit hate crimes

Is Trump Fighting Terrorism?

Trying to Be an Apolitical Muslim in America

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