• The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working...

    A woman reads the Bible during a workshop in St. Ignatius, Guyana, April 5, 2019. (CNS photo by Paul Jeffrey)

    A woman reads the Bible during a workshop in St. Ignatius, Guyana, April 5, 2019. (CNS photo by Paul Jeffrey)

  • The archbishop of Paris celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April.

    Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris celebrates Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin inside Notre Dame Cathedral June 15, 2019.(CNS photo by Karine Perret/pool via Reuters)

    Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris celebrates Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin inside Notre Dame Cathedral June 15, 2019. (CNS photo by Karine Perret/pool via Reuters)

  • At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the church.

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    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angelespeaks 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 by Bob Roller)

    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.

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