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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says
Newspapers are seen in a stand in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 13. During his homily at morning Mass June 18 at Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis said all dictatorships begin the same way: Media outle...

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Challenges to religious freedom continue, archbishop tells USCCB
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., speaks June 13 during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl...

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Bishops adopt 'pastoral response' for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics
In this 2014 file photo, Filipino children participate in a procession of Marian images at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. A new document, "Encounterin...

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'Tag' movie based on three-decade chase game of Catholic school friends
Father Sean Raftis, center, stands with a group of Catholic high school friends from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash., at the "Tag" premiere in Los Angeles June 7. (CNS photo/courtesy Fath...

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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions' asylum decision
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seen in Falls Church, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. The U.S. bishops June 13 decried his decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protect...

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Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12. Signing a joint statement, President Trump agreed to provide security ...

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Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says
Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says
Challenges to religious freedom continue, archbishop tells USCCB
Challenges to religious freedom continue, archbishop tells USCCB
Bishops adopt 'pastoral response' for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics
Bishops adopt 'pastoral response' for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics
'Tag' movie based on three-decade chase game of Catholic school friends
'Tag' movie based on three-decade chase game of Catholic school friends
At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions' asylum decision
At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions' asylum decision
Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace
Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

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ARCHBISHOP

Let me share with you some spiritual wisdom from a great bishop, St. Francis de Sales. When we face some...

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Joan Rosenhauer, executive director of Jesuit Refugee Services and formerly of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gives the keynote address at...

WORLD

Newspapers are seen in a stand in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 13. During his homily at morning Mass June 18...

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Yo-Yo Ma, world-renowned cellist, acknowledges the audience during the Concert for Peace at St. Sabina Church in Chicago June 10.

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Lisa Irish, a chaplain and spiritual director, will offer the special presentation "The Sacred Art of Grieving" at 2 p.m.

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Children are pictured onstage as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 13.

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