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Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By requiring Brazilians seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed is an unacceptable expansion of the Trump administration’s already “indefensible program,” said a Catholic bishop who heads a Texas border diocese.

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Baltimore museum showcases medieval missal used by St. Francis of Assisi

Baltimore museum showcases medieval missal used by St. Francis of Assisi

| January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than eight centuries ago, St. Francis of Assisi and two companions randomly opened a prayer book three times inside their parish church of St. Nicolo in Italy.

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Priests swap clericals for camouflage to help fight Australian fires

Priests swap clericals for camouflage to help fight Australian fires

| Marilyn Rodrigues | January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three Sydney priests have swapped clericals for camouflage to join the 3,000 Australian Defence Force reservists providing support to firefighters and communities in the grip of the bushfire crisis.

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Archdiocese of New Orleans responds to story NFL team helping cover up abuse claims

Archdiocese of New Orleans responds to story NFL team helping cover up abuse claims

| January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Orleans Saints said in a Jan. 24 statement that the football team has “no interest in concealing information from the press or public” in any matter related to clergy sex abuse.

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As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures

As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people.

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Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

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Ramsey County oversight is ending, but leaders say Church is ready to hold itself accountable

Ramsey County oversight is ending, but leaders say Church is ready to hold itself accountable

| January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We obviously have to continue our efforts,” John Choi said. “The archdiocese will be doing that now without the court order, but I believe that they’re very well poised and positioned to continue the progress.”

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Victim-survivors share impact of clergy sexual abuse at restorative justice conference

Victim-survivors share impact of clergy sexual abuse at restorative justice conference

| January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

For Frank Meuers, a victim of clergy sexual abuse, the impact is far-reaching and never-ending.

“It’s like a stone in a pond,” he said, “the hole disappears, but the ripple effects go on and on.”

A member of St. Joseph Parish in New Hope and director of the southwest Minnesota chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, Meuers described the anger he lived with for years – and the help he received through therapy. He shared that and more as part of a five-person panel of victim-survivors at a Jan. 23 conference organized by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Peaceful spirit of pro-life marchers ‘quite amazing,’ says participant

Peaceful spirit of pro-life marchers ‘quite amazing,’ says participant

| Kurt Jensen | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

What you don’t comprehend about the marching portion of the March for Life until you’re in it is, even though it appears somewhat unorganized at the start, is that it’s an intensely polite and orderly experience despite its immense size.

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Priest helping migrants, staff in Guatemala receive death threats

Priest helping migrants, staff in Guatemala receive death threats

| Rhina Guidos | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic priest helping feed and shelter migrants in Central America has filed a complaint with Guatemalan authorities after he and his staff received death threats for providing humanitarian aid for the latest mass of migrants headed toward the United States.

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Teen speaker, youthful crowd seen as signs march resonates with the young

Teen speaker, youthful crowd seen as signs march resonates with the young

| Kurt Jensen | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catalina Galinanes, this year’s student speaker at the March for Life rally on the National Mall, has been to almost as many marches as Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

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Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.

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