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Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

| Julie Asher | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government ” never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.

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Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

| David Agren | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

| David Agren | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honduran migrants Karla Santos and her husband, Brian Maldonado, grew tired of paying extortion to gangs and not being able to make ends meet amid rising prices and stagnant salaries.

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At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

| Rhina Guidos | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading north.

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Catholic groups ask for humane treatment of migrants heading for border

Catholic groups ask for humane treatment of migrants heading for border

| Rhina Guidos | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them and Catholic groups are asking that the migrants be treated humanely.

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American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian pastor who had been jailed by Turkish authorities for nearly two years, returned to U.S. soil Oct. 13 after being freed the day before by Turkey.

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U.S. urged to end funding of research using tissue from aborted babies

U.S. urged to end funding of research using tissue from aborted babies

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities praised a decision by the U.S. secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to end a Food and Drug Administration contract with a company “whose business is to procure aborted baby parts for research.”

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Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

| Rhina Guidos | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In what is likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities — this time accompanied by their undocumented parents — for longer periods of time than currently allowed.

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Federal judge in Washington orders Trump administration to restore DACA

Federal judge in Washington orders Trump administration to restore DACA

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal judge in Washington Aug. 3 ordered the Trump administration to restore a program that helped young adults brought into the country illegally as minors, saying reasons calling for its demise were not justified.

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If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life.

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Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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