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Justice Department brings sanctuary cites to Supreme Court

Sanctuary cities have been getting their day in court and might get their day in a bigger court if the Justice Department gets its wish.

Nuns’ killer gets life sentences for plea, forgiveness from their families

Rodney Earl Sanders pleaded guilty June 21 to murdering two religious sisters in their Mississippi home in 2016.

Pope: Bishops, clergy in Middle East must not fall into sin of opulence

Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.

Church now facing its own #MeToo moment, says Australian archbishop

In the wake of historic allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up in countries around the world, the Catholic Church is experiencing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning to those who used their authority to abuse or silence victims, said an Australian archbishop.

Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border

Catholic Extension announced June 21 it has established a Family Reunification Fund as "a response to the human tragedy unfolding on the nation's southern border" with Mexico.

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops' conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day ecumenical journey to Geneva.

Parishioners in Kenya disappointed after priest suspended — for rapping

Many parishioners at St. Monica Church in western Kenya are unhappy after their favorite priest was suspended for misconduct by the Diocese of Homa Bay.

Catholic Spirit wins 12 Catholic Press Awards

The Catholic Spirit received 12 awards, including an honorable mention for Newspaper of the Year, from the Catholic Press Association June 15 at the Catholic Media Convention.

Digital Edition – June 21, 2018

14th Annual Northeast Eucharistic Procession, National Catholic Singles, Catholic Charities boost child protection, Synod of Bishops on young people, Remembering RFK, Life and death at 101, Religious Freedom Week, Separation, detention of migrant children

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest's key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention.