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Notre Dame is more than a tourist attraction, says Paris archbishop

Everyone, it seems, has an idea for how to rebuild Notre Dame.

Quebec government passes Canada's strictest secularism bill

A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers.

US Catholic bishops adopt process for reviewing misconduct of bishops

In response to recent accusations of episcopal misconduct, the U.S. Catholic bishops have adopted a process for reporting and investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and coverup by bishops.

Former priest arrested in Italy extradited to Arizona, formally arraigned

Joseph Henn, a former Salvatorian priest, was brought back to Arizona by U.S. marshals after his arrest in Rome by Italian police May 28. Henn was formally arraigned June 14 on 13 charges of child sexual molestation in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

Bishop to remain with Hong Kong protestors 'no matter how long they stay'

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing of Hong Kong pledged to remain with students protesting a controversial extradition bill. He said he would not leave, "No matter how long they stay." 

Editorial: Who watches the shepherds who watch over the sheep? Us.

We say: The continued awareness of law enforcement and journalism, as well as the vigilance of the laity, is the best guarantee we have that this scourge of sex abuse and cover-up may finally be lifted.

California dioceses ask Catholics to urge lawmakers reject confession bill

Using social media, preaching, newspaper columns and letters read at Mass, the Los Angeles Archdiocese and California's other Catholic dioceses planned a special push over the June 15-16 weekend asking Catholics to urge their representatives in the state Assembly to reject a confession bill.

Synod document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

For Trump, it's all about posture, not policy

We have a president who routinely, and almost daily, defines deviancy down, making normal or even acceptable what once did and still should provoke horror.

The church is immersed in the world

Daily Easter Reflections: Gaudium et Spes, one of the most significant documents coming out of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), was conceived during the lively interactions that occurred among the council participants.