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Santa Fe cathedral will be mortgaged to help pay abuse settlements (The New Mexican)

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi was dedicated in 1887.

Vatican investigation in Strasbourg marks latest upheaval in Church in France (Crux)

Pope Francis has ordered an apostolic visitation of the Archdiocese of Strasbourg, the apostolic nunciature in France has announced.

Archbishop Luc Ravel has led the archdiocese since 2017. “It is not believed that Ravel holds any ties to the traditional rite, but rather, the complaints against him are less pastoral and more administrative, related to his own leadership of Strasbourg,” according to the report.

Federal court sides with Brooklyn diocese against former teacher (Religion Clause)

Invoking the First Amendment, a federal district court dismissed a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit filed by a former teacher against St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Church called to promote a culture of care, Pope preaches at Mass of Saints Peter and Paul (Vatican News)

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the Dean of the College of Cardinals, was the principal celebrant at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Pope Francis preached the homily.

Reflecting on two phrases in the Scripture readings – ‘get up quickly’ (Acts 12:7) and ‘fight the good fight’ (2 Tim. 4:7) – the Pope asked “what they have to say to today’s Christian community, engaged in the synodal process.”

Cautioning against “spiritual mediocrity,” Pope Francis called for a “Church that does not linger in its sacred precincts, but is driven by enthusiasm for the preaching of the Gospel and the desire to encounter and accept everyone.” He urged the faithful to ask themselves, “What can I do for the Church?” and “What can we do together, as Church, to make the world in which we live more humane, just and solidary, more open to God and to fraternity among men?”

In his homily, the Pope also renewed his frequent warnings against clericalism and nostalgia.

Later, Rep. Nancy Pelosi received Holy Communion from one of the priests.

Pope: Ukraine shopping center bombing the latest 'barbarous' attack (Reuters)

Russian troops fired missiles that destroyed a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, a city of 200,000 in central Ukraine. An estimated 1,000 people were inside the mall, and at least 20 were killed.

“Every day I carry in my heart the dear and tormented Ukraine, which continues to be scourged by barbaric attacks, like the one that struck the Kremenchuk shopping center,” Pope Francis said on June 29.

He continued, “I pray that this insane war may soon see an end, and I renew the invitation to persevere, without tiring, in prayer for peace: may the Lord open those paths of dialogue that men are unwilling or unable to find! And let us not neglect to come to the aid of the Ukrainian people, who are suffering so much.”

Archbishop asks faithful to be in solidarity with migrants who died in truck (CNS)

53 migrants were found dead in the San Antonio trailer deaths, the deadliest migrant smuggling incident in US history.

Pope Francis congratulates, offers prayers for Marcos (Philippine News Agency)

Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio in the Philippines, recently said he had a “very productive, encouraging, and positive discussion” with Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the nation’s newly elected president.

Ferdinand Marcos, the victor’s father, was the nation’s authoritarian leader from 1965 to 1986. The nation’s bishops were instrumental in the brief People Power Revolution that led to the end of the Marcos regime.

New realities require care for people in poverty, Pope tells Caritas Spain (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has written a message (in Spanish) to the president of Spanish Caritas on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its foundation.

“The poor and the excluded are the privileged recipients of the Gospel; they occupy a preferential place in the heart of God, to the point that he himself became poor,” said the Pope, as he called on the Spanish bishops’ charity to undertake the “path of mercy” and a “path of renewal.”

Peter and Paul teach us to grow daily in faith, Pope tells pilgrims (Vatican News)

On June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis delivered an Angelus address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

“In the light of this experience of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, each of us can ask ourselves: When I profess my faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, do I do so with the awareness that I must always be learning, or do I assume that I ‘already have it all figured out’?”, the Pope said.

“And again: In difficulties and trials do I become discouraged, do I complain, or do I learn to make them an opportunity to grow in trust in the Lord?”, he added. “For He, in fact— as Paul writes to Timothy—delivers us from all evil and brings us safely to heaven. May the Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles, teach us to imitate them by progressing day by day on the path of faith.”

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights (AP)

Judges in Louisiana and Utah halted the implementation of pro-life “trigger laws” that were intended to go into effect with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Associated Press observed that abortion advocates are now “seeking protection under state constitutions.”