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JustFaith Ministries has entered into partnerships with Pax Christi USA and Bread for the World, focusing on “promoting and practicing the social mission of the church among Catholics throughout the United States.” • An official at the Filipino Catholic Bishops’ Conference has advised Filipino homosexuals to avoid work in Saudi Arabia in light of new restrictions on homosexuals there. • The Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator for the sainthood of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, told a gathering at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven June 1 that her cause is “still waiting for one more miracle.” • A German prosecutor is investigating the head of the German bishops’ conference, Archbishop Robert Zöllitsch of Freiburg, after a man charged that he was an accessory to the sexual abuse of children. • In a letter to Congress, U.S. bishops detailed their opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of its potential to “jeopardize our religious freedom.” • In a statement on June 1 Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services urged Congress not to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military.

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