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In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 6 Comments

In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program “60 Minutes,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying “they need illegal aliens to fill the pews.”

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Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

| James Ramos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 22nd week in ordinary time of the church’s liturgical year has been no ordinary time for Father Martin Eke, a Missionary of St. Paul, or his parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston.

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Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

| David Agren | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis urged Colombians to put aside prejudice and pursue peace through social inclusion, fighting inequality and paying attention to the plight of the country’s most marginalized populations, such as campesinos, Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples.

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

If “demography is destiny,” as was claimed in the 2016 presidential election, the United States could be facing some highly interesting political times ahead.

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Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida Sept. 7, while Haiti prepared for a potential disaster.

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Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hours after the Trump administration announced on Sept. 5 an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, the president seemed to backtrack, just a bit, by saying that if Congress can’t find a legislative solution to legalize the program’s 800,000 beneficiaries in six months, he might step in.

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Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

| Rhina Guidos | September 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mercy Sister Rita Parks stood near the large crowd in front of the White House that was almost silenced after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced shortly after 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 that the Trump administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

| Cindy Wooden | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Flying to Colombia, with a flight plan changed to avoid Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea, Pope Francis told reporters that Colombia and its neighbor, Venezuela, were in his prayers.

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Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.

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Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s narcissistic culture leads to sad souls who worry more about keeping up appearances than caring for others, Pope Francis said.

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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

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