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Saginaw Diocese names independent delegate to lead sex abuse investigation

Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone has appointed retired Judge Michael Talbot to oversee the diocese's handling of sex abuse cases and has released the names of defrocked priests.

Morning Briefing

Morning Briefing: Church should resist outsourcing evangelization; Reducing waste in Catholic parishes, hospitals; Water unites us all; Three years after Nepal earthquake; Rohingya crisis is becoming Islam's genocide; Trump's travel ban in Supreme Court

Justice Action Bulletin: Accompanying immigrants; amplifying Plowshares

The latest news on active nonviolence: Chapel Hill church campus offers sanctuary to Honduran mother; Kings Bay Plowshares follow-up tips; Indianapolis clergy back Mexican immigrant.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: LifeSiteNews talks Pope Francis; a plea to lessen Puerto Rico debt; conservative and liberal corruption; ethicists on Syria.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: It seems Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the comic strip, picks up on that cue.

Water unites us, so make it available to all

Commentary: Perhaps there is no more apt symbol for our time than water. Many march and cry out to God for justice and the need to be cleansed of the moral and political scandals that wreak havoc upon the most vulnerable in our society. 

Editorial: Resist outsourcing evangelization

We say: FOCUS has big plans; it has raised its sights beyond just campus ministry. It wants to send its missionaries into parishes. This could create quite the temptation for cash-strapped dioceses, but we would argue that dioceses should resist this temptation.

Wisconsin's Supreme Court hears arguments from Marquette, suspended professor

A controversial Marquette University professor, who has not been allowed to teach after he ignited a firestorm when he wrote on his personal blog about a teaching assistant's refusal to allow a classroom discussion of the ethics of same-sex marriage, asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to order the school to give him his job back and pay damages.

Reducing waste: Catholic parishes, hospitals see results from efforts to reduce and recycle

Inspired by their reading of Laudato Si', Catholic communities and institutions are increasingly recognizing that reducing waste is a key way to practice their faith. They are leading by example to promote awareness of the throwaway culture.

Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

Pope Francis met with the Vatican commission that advises the pope, the Roman Curia, bishops' conferences and local churches on protecting minors from abuse in a private audience April 21