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Cardinal Pell to have charges read July 26: Headed to court, Cardinal Pell is no stranger to controversy. His history of putting the institutional church first has earned him both strong admiration and strong criticism.

Michael Sean Winters writes about the weekend tragedy in San Antonio, Texas: Trafficking, 'monstrous form of modern slavery,' killed immigrants in Texas

I thought the health care bill(s) in the Senate were to be the focus this week??? Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

​ exclusive: Trump ponders Rudy Giuliani for attorney general

Don't repeal, don't reduce the ACA, say US sisters

Trump’s Boy Scouts speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition: He talks about partisan politics.

Rogers City, Michigan -- A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty.

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki in a new video adds to list of those who should not present themselves for sacraments: "judges who helped to make same-sex marriage legal"; politicians who voted "for taxpayer funding for abortion"; "those who use artificial contraception."

See also: U.S. Catholic Bishop: Politicians Who Made Gay 'Marriage' Legal Must Not Receive Communion

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