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PERSPECTIVE — Along the 2,000-mile border, few things are black and white

I write about people who love it and people who hate it, people who want to make it bigger and stronger and longer, and those who want to knock it down. On July 3, I finally got to see part of it … more

USCCB head says Roe should not be litmus test for court nominees

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged U.S. senators July 6 not to support using the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion as a litmus test for confirming judicial … more

Papers, chafing under weight of newsprint tariffs, seek relief

Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic … more

Planned Nevada execution halted after use of lethal drug disputed

After a pharmaceutical company objected to the state of Nevada using one of its drugs to carry out the death penalty, a judge temporarily halted the execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier … more

Chicago cardinal praises anti-gun march on local highway

Hundreds of protesters led by Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger and anti-gun activists filled a major Chicago highway for about an hour July 7, demanding that city officials do something to … more

Whole Church urged to strengthen outreach to Hispanic young adults, youth

As the National Fifth Encuentro process unfolds across the United States, one of the emerging voices is the need to strengthen outreach to Hispanic youth and young adults. The conversation … more

Cycling team conquers Colorado Rockies to raise money for the homeless

A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the … more

Bishops end border visit calling for urgent reunification of children

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to … more

Near immigration’s ground zero, bishops begin border trip with Mass

The bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States have for weeks expressed outrage and condemned the government’s recent practice of separating children from a parent or a family … more

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children … more

A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

Can one imagine a more difficult year for “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”) to be heard than 1968? Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical came out just as the sexual revolution … more

Catholics remember, mourn victims killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

While Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore offered prayers and support for the families and loved ones of five people murdered June 28 at the offices of the Capital Gazette in … more

‘Dreamers’ speaking up about their needs, concerns during encuentro

Daniela, 25, is a talented Mexican immigrant who attends a private university on a full scholarship. She is one of the many “Dreamers,” or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … more

Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border

Catholic Extension announced June 21 it has established a Family Reunification Fund as “a response to the human tragedy unfolding on the nation’s southern border” with … more

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The … more

Pope supports U.S. bishops’ criticism of ‘immoral’ immigration policy

Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration’s policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while … more

Trenton bishop decries mass shooting that took place during arts festival

No motive “can justify these ongoing, seemingly relentless acts of gun violence plaguing our cities,” Bishop David M. O’Connell of Trenton said after a mass shooting took place … more

U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus sent to his royal patrons describing the riches of the New World has been returned to … more

Immigration is main topic at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Four political leaders from both parties spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and they each went in their own directions with their speeches. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, … more

Fifty years after MLK sent poor to Washington, Catholics join his fight

For almost 40 days, and some nights, a group of religiously affiliated people have prayed, marched, rallied, faced arrest or been arrested — all of it to call attention to what they believe … more
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