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Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale -- 'seriously nice'

COALVILLE, England (CNS) -- Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day.

Deacons' ministry of presence will be in forefront at upcoming congress

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- The 18,000 deacons in the United States exercise a ministry of presence, bringing the healing and hope-filled message of Jesus Christ to people they encounter daily in their parishes, other ministries and workplaces.

Charities' CEO visits border, hears immigrants' stories of fleeing danger

NOGALES, Mexico (CNS) -- Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, grew emotional talking about the harrowing stories she heard from immigrants about the life they left behind to seek refuge in the United States.

After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the "state church" in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Preparations begin for Father Arrupe's sainthood cause, postulator says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The general postulator of the Society of Jesus said he has begun compiling all of the writings of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe and seeking eyewitnesses who can attest to the holiness of order's late superior general.

Along the 2,000-mile border, few things are black and white

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- I write about people who love it and people who hate it, people who want to make it bigger and stronger and longer, and those who want to knock it down. On July 3, I finally got to see part of it in person -- the much-talked-about border wall.

Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican is helping organize an international conference meant to help dioceses work with their local communities in finding appropriate uses for decommissioned churches.

Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- The Vatican's nuncio to the United nations welcomed the "inclusion and added emphasis on the right to family unity and to family life" in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

All eyes now fixed on Kavanaugh and Roe

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Brett Kavanaugh, the federal judge who is the newly announced Supreme Court nominee, has stepped into a firestorm. Some have praised his nomination, others have slammed it, hinging primarily on how they think he will vote on abortion cases.

Update: Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with help from Catholic organizations.