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Biden administration reopens, expands immigration program for minors

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Biden administration in mid-September reinitiated and expanded an immigration program aimed at reuniting some immigrant parents in the U.S. with their children left behind in Central […]

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Dioceses prepare to welcome first Afghans starting new lives in U.S.

(CNS) — Patrick Raglow and the resettlement staff at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City expect to be very busy very soon. They are preparing to welcome to […]

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Church needs to hear God speaking through those who are hurting, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To listen to the Holy Spirit, members of the Church must listen to each other and especially to those who are marginalized, Pope Francis said, explaining […]

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Bishops reject abortion funding in budget bill’s health care provisions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language […]

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News Briefs: September 19, 2021

Pope appeals for ‘fraternity and solidarity’ for people in Ethiopia VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia, appealing for “fraternity and solidarity […]

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Pope Francis says Benedict rightly warned against not respecting life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised his predecessor’s courage in denouncing the danger of people no longer respecting or understanding the sacredness of human life.a Pope Francis highlighted retired […]

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New global initiative seeks to ‘unlock’ Catechism of the Catholic Church

By Anna Gapizzi Galvez WASHINGTON (CNS) — When is the last time you cracked open the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Odds are, it’s sitting on your bookshelf collecting dust. […]

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Eucharist heals from idolatry of ‘self,’ pope says at Mass in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (CNS) — Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament can heal Christians from a self-absorbed religiosity that is ostentatious and triumphalist, Pope Francis said. Presiding over the […]

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News Briefs: September 12, 2021

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — With several Northeast states now joining major metropolitan regions in the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida-related […]

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Supreme Court rules against blocking Texas’ abortion ban

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a late-night decision Sept. 1, the Supreme Court ruled against blocking a Texas law banning abortions at six weeks of pregnancy. The 5-4 vote, issued with […]

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New York fire chaplain says there are days when 9/11 ‘feels like yesterday’

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (CNS) — Father Kevin M. Smith, a veteran fire chaplain, trauma counselor and loyal friend to scores of active and retired firefighters in the New York metropolitan […]

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U.S. bishops’ Labor Day statement calls for economy that works for all

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “present ills of our economy” invite Catholics to reflect on ways to propose new and creative responses to vital human needs in a post-pandemic world, said […]