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An international inspector checks an uranium enrichment plant in Iran last year (CNS)

Bishop Oscar Cantu says framework is a milestone in the negotiations to curb ‘unacceptable prospect of Iran developing nuclear weapons’

Retired Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, a former director of the Salvadoran national guard, is escorted by police officers upon his arrival at El Salvador International Airport last week (CNS)

Gen Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova has been accused of human rights abuses during the bloody civil war in El Salvador

Fr Mario Dorsonville distributes ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy (CNS)

Bishop-designate Mario Dorsonville will assist Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said that families deserve to be held up and supported in their daily lives

Archbishop George J Lucas of Omaha (CNS)

A US district judge effectively struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage on March 2

A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (PA)

What the Grand Canyon tells us about God

Contemplation always involves knowledge of one’s true scale, of a reality that dwarfs the ego

Downtown Phoenix, backdropped by Piestewa Peak (PA)

Phoenix leaves me gasping in admiration

I find myself missing two things about England: a decent cup of tea and a little English reserve

Ukrainian government soldiers take a rest on the road between the towns of Dabeltseve and Artemivsk on Sunday (PA)

Bishops make plea for unity and independence for Ukraine

Alice von Hildebrand, pictured in 2010 with the then Archbishop Raymond Burke (CNS)

Alice von Hildebrand uncompromising attitude to objective truth does not go down well in an age of relativism

Fr Richard McBrien (CNS)

The prolific academic and author has passed away at the age of 78