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Los Angeles ordinations in 2017. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit Conference.
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottJune 21, 2017
The consolidation is a work in progress. The brethren have mixed feelings about it, and their provincials know it.
Pope Francis greets artists from Cirque du Soleil during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 31. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Faith in Focus
Simcha FisherJune 20, 2017
The Body of Christ is kind of a mess, but by God, at least we’re all headed in the same general direction.
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his Cuba policy on July 16 at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana, a neighborhood of Miami. (CNS photo/Joe Skipper, Reuters)
Faith News
Cardinal Jaime Ortega said "resorting to old models" and applying them presently to Cuba can "overshadow or delay" the resolution of conflicts between the two countries.
Members of the local Chaldean community gather outside the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building on June 16 to protest the arrest and detention of more than 100 Chaldean Christians from the Detroit area. (CNS photo/Dan Meloy, The Michigan Catholic)
Politics & Society News
Organizers said those who were detained had no prior warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be arresting them the morning of June 11.
A woman cries while visiting the memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, the one year anniversary of the mass shooting. The Diocese of Orlando broadcast via Facebook Live a prayer service attended by clergy of various faiths to remember the 49 who died June 12, 2016, during the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country's history. (CNS photo/Scott Audette, Reuters)
Faith jesuitical
Ashley McKinlessJune 16, 2017
How can we change the conversation between the hierarchy and LGBT Catholics?
Refugees wait to see Pope Francis at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, in this April 16, 2016, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
The chalice was handcrafted primarily with wood from a refugee boat that landed upon the beaches of Lampedusa.