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Nearly 600 institutions back Catholic Climate Declaration

Dan Misleh of Catholic Climate Covenant calls the declaration "an unprecedented effort by the U.S. Catholic community to step into the void" left by Trump's Paris exit announcement.

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

The country's Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents.

Nearly 500 British priests sign statement in support of 'Humanae Vitae'

Nearly 500 British priests have signed a statement in support of the papal encyclical that forbade married couples from using contraception.

Kansas City officials warn of scams targeting vulnerable populations

In 2017, Americans lost over $900 million to fraud. Government and non-profit leaders say that the poor, elderly, African Americans, immigrants and those serving in the military are at an especially high risk. 

Trenton bishop decries mass shooting that took place during arts festival

No motive "can justify these ongoing, seemingly relentless acts of gun violence plaguing our cities," Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton said after a mass shooting took place in the early morning hours of June 17 during a city arts festival.

Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says

All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of "unscrupulous" people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

Pope Francis denounced using prenatal tests to determine birth defects that often lead to abortions, comparing it to the Nazi-era eugenics program that determined what lives were worth keeping.

Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse

The brother of Chilean Fr. Fernando Karadima called on his brother to ask forgiveness for the hurt inflicted on those he sexually abused.

Pope's World Council of Churches visit takes on significance in divisive era

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Geneva to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches, a fellowship of 348 Christian denominations, is taking on special significance because of the increasingly divisive nature of global politics.

Morning Briefing

NCR Today: "Seeking Refuge" a special report from Global Sisters Report which follows the journeys refugees make: living in camps, asylum, resettlement and integration, and for some, deportation. In Chicago people of faith, celebrities rally of gun violence victims. Humanae Vitae at 50.