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Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

| Carol Zimmermann | June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

| Colleen Dulle | June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Several Catholic universities are following Vice President Joe Biden’s lead and taking a closer look at sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses.

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Pope hails Colombia peace accord, briefly comments on ‘Brexit’

Pope hails Colombia peace accord, briefly comments on ‘Brexit’

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the peace agreement reached in Colombia, Pope Francis hailed the end of “more than 50 years of war and guerilla warfare and so much bloodshed.”

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Samaritans at south Texas parish bring joy, comfort to sick, elderly

Samaritans at south Texas parish bring joy, comfort to sick, elderly

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Delfina Flores loves Tuesdays. On that day, she puts on a bright pink shirt and heads to her church, San Francisco Javier Mission in Laredo, and meets a group of 10 women in pink shirts.

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Iraqi women hope chasuble sent to pope will inspire prayers for peace

Iraqi women hope chasuble sent to pope will inspire prayers for peace

| Dale Gavlak | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for them and for peace in their country.

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Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will visit the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau during his visit to Poland for World Youth Day in Krakow.

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‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

| Jean Gonzalez | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Jorge Torres admits he has shed a lot of tears since June 12.

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Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

| Joe Ruff | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, Matthew and Melissa, and sister, 4-year-old Ella, during a regularly scheduled morning Mass and special rosary.

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Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood

Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the small dormitory room that smelled of moist modelling clay, dozens of statues of a laughing Jesus lined wooden shelves against a wall.

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Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

| June 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years were among the flood of Catholic leaders offering condolences and consolation to survivors and family members of the victims of the mass shooting June 12 at a gay nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida.

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First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

| Wallice de la Vega | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Songs blared June 18 while a white horse-drawn hearse and a weeping crowd departed Barriada Esperanza sector of Guanica with the body of Angel Candelario Padro.

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Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, pope says

Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Because most people today do not understand that sacramental marriage really is a bond that binds them to each other for life, many marriages today can be considered invalid, Pope Francis said.

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