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In Hawaii, Mauna Kea 'protectors' fight telescope project with prayer. The activists, who call themselves kia'i, are trying to stop construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, partly for environmental reasons, but their motivation is also unapologetically religious, defending a mountain that Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Did you know that the image on Pope Francis' pectoral cross is that of Jesus as a shepherd? Sr. Laura Hammel meditates on the protection of the Good Shepherd and the comfort of this Christian symbol in times of fear and vulnerability.
Calling Sen. Mitch McConnell on gun control: Is anybody there? Does anybody care? A Kentucky contributor addresses his senator.
ICYMI: Pope urges Mauritius, island tax haven, to reject 'idolatrous economic model.' Keep updated on Joshua McElwee's reporting from Francis' three-nation visit to Africa.
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