The sun sets behind the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea June 3, 2019. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services called on President Donald Trump's administration to seek a diplomatic solution to defuse rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran in a June 18 letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (CNS photo/Jeff Sherman, U.S. Navy handout via Reuters)

Archbishop joins pope in calling for talks to resolve U.S.-Iran tensions

Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services called on President Donald Trump's administration to seek "sustained dialogue ... to de-escalate the current situation that is a danger to both the region and the world."

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Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris waves after celebrating Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin inside Notre-Dame Cathedral June 15, 2019. It was the first Mass since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April. (CNS photo/Benoit Tessier, pool via Reuters)

Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire

The archbishop of Paris wore a hard hat as he celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April.

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A guest asks a question during a June 14, 2019, panel in Washington that was part of the Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life's "Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation." Members of the panel are Joan Rosenhauer, executive director, Jesuit Refugee Services; Melinda Henneberger, columnist, Kansas City Star; John Carr, director of Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life; Kathleen Domingo, senior director, Office of Life, Justice, and Peace of the Los Angeles Archdiocese; and Peter Wehner, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center. (CNS photo/Georgetown University)

Georgetown panel discussion examines ‘a wounded church and divided nation’

An air of resignation and frustration overtook Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life panel as it discussed the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis. It was, moderator John Carr observed, the seventh time the initiative had focused exclusively on it.

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A woman reads the Bible during a workshop in St. Ignatius, Guyana, April 5, 2019. The workshop was to help laypeople improve their reading of the Sunday Scriptures in their own languages, so they can better lead liturgies in their own indigenous communities. The Vatican was to release the working document for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon June 17. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

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.

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Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in a scene from the movie "Men In Black: International." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Sony Pictures) See MOVIE-REVIEW-MEN-IN-BLACK June 13, 2019.

Men in Black: International

With "Men in Black: International" (Columbia), director F. Gary Gray serves up an amusing and stylish reboot of the sci-fi comedy franchise that kicked off in 1997.

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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, holds photos of two migrant children who died in U.S. custody; he spoke during the Feb. 26 Interfaith Service for Justice and Mercy at the Border near Sunland Park, N.M. (CNS photo/David Agren) See BORDER-INTERFAITH-MEETING Feb. 27, 2019.

Border bishops address different kind of crisis involving children

While the sex abuse crisis consumed the June meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, prelates who work on the border, such as Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, have been facing a different crisis also involving children. 

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Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks during a news conference on the first day of the spring general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore June 11, 2019. Also pictured are Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland, Maine, and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the USCCB. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See stories marked BISHOPS- June 11, 2019.

U.S. bishops take action to respond to church abuse crisis

During the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the church—and on the last day of their gathering they approved a series of procedures to begin this process.

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Anthony Picarello Jr., associate general secretary for policy and advocacy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responds to questions during the spring general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore June 12, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See BISHOPS-THIRD-PARTY-REPORTING June 12, 2019.

Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of "certain complaints" against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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A man in Khartoum, Sudan, holds a national flag June 5, 2019. Protesters there demand that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians. (CNS photo/Stringer, Reuters) See SUDAN-JUNTA-PROTESTS June 12, 2019.

African cardinal calls for restraint in Sudan’s dealings with protesters

A prominent African cardinal has called for restraint in Sudan, as the ruling junta cracks down on peaceful protesters in the capital city, Khartoum.

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Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and other groups gather outside a Baltimore hotel June 11, 2019, on the first day of the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See stories marked BISHOPS- June 11, 2019.

Cesareo repeats call for greater lay involvement as church tackles abuse

National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore a series of recommendations that he said will strengthen the church's response to the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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