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Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

| Rhina Guidos | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The year may be coming to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond.

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The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mergers and consolidations marked 2018 in the media world.

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.

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Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hurricane, fire, flood and even earthquake, Catholic Charities agencies did their best to help thousands of their fellow residents through some of the worst natural disasters they had ever encountered.

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Louisiana parishioners find ‘I prayed’ stickers help evangelize

Louisiana parishioners find ‘I prayed’ stickers help evangelize

| December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Election Day mistake opened the door wide for some real evangelization.

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Pennsylvania priest sent to prison after guilty plea in abuse case

Pennsylvania priest sent to prison after guilty plea in abuse case

| Dennis Sadowski | December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest who once served in the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to prison for sexually molesting a boy in the 1990s.

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Catholic groups denounce child’s death near U.S. border on Christmas Eve

Catholic groups denounce child’s death near U.S. border on Christmas Eve

| Rhina Guidos | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Immigration officials announced new health checks for immigrant children under detention after a second child, an 8-year-old boy, died Christmas Eve while under the agency’s care.

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In Christmas message, pope prays for peace, brotherhood

In Christmas message, pope prays for peace, brotherhood

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would work for justice and for peace.

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Vatican opens medical clinic for the homeless

Vatican opens medical clinic for the homeless

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just before Christmas the Vatican announced it had opened a new medical clinic for the homeless and the poor, expanding services previously offered in a small space just outside St. Peter’s Square.

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Criminal justice reform: First Step Act today, what steps tomorrow?

Criminal justice reform: First Step Act today, what steps tomorrow?

| Mark Pattison | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The First Step Act is now law. It took about five years of effort to put it together in such a way that a broad bipartisan coalition in both houses of Congress could vote for it, but that resulted in a narrow bill that left out anything that could have gutted the effort.

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