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An international story becomes very local: Kansas City Catholics celebrate Rosa Chávez becoming cardinal

NCR in Conversation (our podcast): In this episode, Josh McElwee checks in from the Vatican, where the Council of Cardinals have ended a recent meeting. Josh shares what the cardinals discussed and talks about the consistory taking place later this month. Heidi Schlumpf shares some interviews with theologians who attended the annual meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America in Albuquerque June 8-11. They talk about what it means to be a theologian in a time of Trump.

Today's must-read article: A journey marked by pain: Maryknoll Sr. Melinda Roper celebrates life in Central America

Laudato Si' Pledge seeks mass Catholic climate mobilization ahead of encyclical anniversary. The global Catholic campaign hopes to recruit 1 million.

Theresa May condemns 'sickening' attack on Finsbury Park Muslims

France’s Macron wins even greater power

Vatican City — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said Pope Francis Urged Her to Fight for Paris Climate Accord

Northern Ireland — St. Maeldoid’s Church in County Monaghan will be used for both Church of Ireland and Catholic services. On Sundays the 10 a.m. Protestant service will be followed by Mass at 11:45 a.m.

New Hampshire diocese becomes latest to restore order of sacraments. Confirmation is to return to is traditional place before first Communion.

Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang of Macau meets China bishop shunned by Vatican.

Q & A with Sr. Lucy Thorson: Celebrating positive developments in Jewish-Christian relations

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