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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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Just about everyone is sick of the partisan rancor that radiates from Washington.
The EditorsJune 23, 2017
Beatriz Mejia of El Salvador speaks at a rally in front of the White House in Washington in March 2016 in support of immigrant families who are seeking asylum. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Can a Catholic carry out his or her job duties in good conscience if they include the deportation of people facing imminent death in their home countries?
Callanan, a professor and novelist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will be awarded the $25,000 Catholic literary prize.
The EditorsJune 22, 2017
Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, left, is pictured in a 2004 photo in Saginaw, Mich. He died June 22 at age 88 in San Francisco. He headed the Northern California Archdiocese from 1977 until 1995. (CNS photo/Brett McLaughlin, Catholic Weekly)
Retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco, who led the Northern California archdiocese for 18 years, died on June 22 after a long illness. He was 88.