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Refugee, health care issues come to fore during social ministry webinar

Refugee, health care issues come to fore during social ministry webinar WASHINGTON (CNS) -- If the people aren't going to a Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington this year, then the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is going to the people.    The annual event, typically held every February, was postponed a year to focus attention and resource...
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Friday, February 10, 2017

God loves all his children, even the 'homely,' pope says at Mass

God loves all his children, even the 'homely,' pope says at Mass VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Book of Genesis makes clear that God gave human beings three great gifts: their identity as children of God, their role as protectors and custodians of creation and the call to love, Pope Francis said.    The love and tenderness of God are seen in the fact t...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

 At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.    For the Catholic Church, St. Bakhita's feast day, Feb. 8, is...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The breadth of President Donald Trump's authority to limit refugees entering the United States will be fought in federal court and some of the legal challenges ultimately may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.    Several lawsuits have been filed challenging Tru...
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Monday, February 06, 2017

'Life is winning again in America,' vice president tells March for Life

'Life is winning again in America,' vice president tells March for Life WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The leaders of the pro-life movement are used to having the ear of the president, as they had with Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.    During their respective administrations, they addressed the March for Life via telephone, but this year the ev...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

USCCB Chairmen Express Solidarity with Muslim Community

WASHINGTON—On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that, among other things, suspends issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days; indefinitely suspends resettlement of refugees from Syria, whi...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Cardinal Tobin statement on executive orders

Cardinal Tobin statement on executive orders Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., former archbishop of Indianapolis, issued the following statement on Jan. 27 in response to executive orders on immigration issued by the Trump administration.   “I understand the desire for every American to be assured of safe borders and freedo...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians

Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians MOSUL, Iraq (CNS) -- As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return.    "I don't see a future for Christians in Mosul," said Fathe...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Reject inertia of 'Mannequin Challenge,' reach out to refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When it comes to helping the poor, the marginalized and refugees, Pope Francis urged Catholics not to mimic the "Mannequin Challenge" by just looking on, frozen and immobile.    The video version of his prayer intention for February begins with a street scene of...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Facts first: Vatican seeks scientific data before making judgments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican believes scientific facts exist and it wants to hear about them from world-renowned scientists before it offers guidance on or criticism of related political, social or economic policies.    The facts and the practical responses to them are separate...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017