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We must welcome gays, lesbians as they 'were created to be'

I believe God created me as a gay man. I see that He creates all types of people, and not all of them are straight. Jesus did not judge others because of who they were. Nor should we. 

Tillerson: Protecting targets of ISIS' 'genocide' a religious freedom priority

The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, in its 19th year, comes as Trump has been accused of exacerbating hostility toward Muslims and hesitating to condemn white supremacism and anti-Semitism within his own nation.

US men's religious orders commit to working for papal encyclical on nonviolence

The umbrella group of U.S. Catholic men's religious orders has committed to persuading Pope Francis to write a new encyclical letter on nonviolence.

Catholic peace movement calls on US, North Korea to stop 'inflammatory rhetoric'

International Catholic peace organization Pax Christi calls on U.S. and North Korean leaders to tone down their rhetoric, saying the recent bout of nuclear brinksmanship "should be relegated to the dustbin of history."

Finding hope in spite of Trump

NCR Today: I must admit it is difficult finding hope in this "Time of Trump." But hope is possible. Most important for retaining hope: Pope Francis is still in the Vatican.

Mexico City Archdiocese clarifies number of abuse cases reported

The Archdiocese of Mexico City said it reported six cases of priests accused of sexually abusing minors to prosecutors between 2010 and 2017, following a change in the law requiring such crimes to be brought to the authorities' attention.

Catholic, Orthodox patriarchs seek help, say Mideast churches in danger

Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches "whose existence is in real danger."

Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

Hate, racism were on one side in Charlottesville, not many

Distinctly Catholic: Overcoming racism remains a challenging moral imperative. Let's hope there will always be Christian and Catholic leaders ready to denounce it for the evil sin it is.

Pope's quotes: I must change

Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.