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The U.S. Knights of Columbus are partnering with Project Medishare for Haiti to make prosthetic limbs available to Haitian children injured during the earthquake on Jan. 12. • The Turkish government’s decision to allow Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to celebrate the feast of the Dormition of Mary on Aug. 15 at the Panagia Soumela Monastery was a sign of hope for Turkey’s Christian minority, said Thomas Michel, S.J., of Ankara • A coalition of former employees, patients and Greenwich Village residents is suing the New York State Department of Health demanding documents related to the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital in April. • The hedge fund titan and atheist Robert Wilson backed up his faith in New York City Catholic schools with $5.6 million to fund a program that connects Catholic elementary schools to potential alumni-donors. • The Parkman Professor of Divinity and Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School, Francis X. Clooney, S.J., was elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, Great Britain’s national body for the humanities and social sciences. He is a frequent contributor to America’s Web edition.

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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.