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Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

| Dennis Sadowski | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

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.

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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

| Mark Pattison | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

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Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

| Joyce Coronel | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is no stranger to the legal profession.

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Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

| February 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that bans federal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity against federal employees and workers for federal government contractors.

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In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saying “justice needs to be tamed by mercy,” Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine, Florida, and two brother bishops called Jan. 31 for the state of Georgia to drop the death penalty in the case of accused priest killer Steven J. Murray.

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Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

| Carol Glatz | February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christian hope isn’t about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow’s weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

| Dale Gavlak | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump’s executive action banning their entry to the U.S. until further notice.

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Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

| January 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

As President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States in the guise of refugees, the action brought quick response from Catholic and other religious leaders.

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Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

| Philippe Vaillancourt | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith and political leaders condemned a shooting at Quebec’s main mosque that left at least six people dead.

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Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the U.S.

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Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.

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