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Pope Francis next to a statue of Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in September 2015 while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. During a visit to the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization Oct. 16, the pope presented the marble statue as a gift to the organization. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Trump on health care: The sabotage continues.

President Donald Trump has pledged to "bomb the hell" out of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). The first seven months of his administration's air campaigns have caused more civilian deaths than under the entirety of the Obama administration.

Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama: Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

Santa Fe, New Mexico -- A wide variety of church documents and other records filed in clerical abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will become public Wednesday under a ruling handed down by an Albuquerque judge. Records subject to disclosure include "communications by and between various church personnel in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and other Archdioceses nationally," the judge ruled.

World Meeting of Families in Dublin, August 2018: Gay couples must be made welcome at World Meeting of Families, insists bishop

A "Making Peace" profile: On Arkansas death row or at parishes, Msgr. Harris serves by 'being there'

The Rohingya people scream

Puerto Rico's situation is getting worse, not better

Austria became the latest European country to take a sharp turn right on Sunday, with the conservative People’s Party riding a hard-line position on immigration to victory in national elections and likely to form a government with a nationalist party that has long advocated for an even tougher stance.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Heads to Brussels to Try to Break Brexit Deadlock

Problems defining or tracking lay pastoral ministers mean it is too early to call the decline in participation in their training programs a trend, but Participation in lay ministry training programs down 16 percent

Fr. Antonio Spadaro spells out Francis' mercy-drenched vision

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