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Catholics urge political leaders to take steps to curb gun violence

In a Feb. 28 open letter to President Donald Trump and members of Congress, Jesuit Father Michael Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, urged U.S. leaders to … more

Dozens of Catholics arrested as they ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young … more

Despair will not have the last word, Miami archbishop says of shooting

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shootings in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami wrote this spiritual reflection for Catholic News Service on how we … more

UPDATED: Supreme Court blocks Trump administration’s effort to end DACA in March

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to end a program in March that protects young adults brought to the U.S. without legal permission as minors. On … more

UPDATE: DACA deadline--Catholics urge fix for immigration woes

Last September, as President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he also gave Congress a March 5 deadline to find a permanent legislative solution that … more

Rev. Billy Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at … more

Mass supports individuals, families suffering through drug addiction

  He paused for a moment, then looked out at the congregation in St. Paul Cathedral. “Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an alcoholic,” he said. “Hi Mike,” many in … more

WINTER OLYMPICS: Sisters from Minnesota Catholic schools play on separate Olympic teams

Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. But Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood and St. Odilia … more

WINTER OLYMPICS: U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team includes five Boston College players

Boston College is paying close attention to women’s ice hockey at the Olympic Games. That’s because five players on the team’s roster of 23 are from the Jesuit-run school — … more

Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now

By day’s end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the Deferred Action … more

Catholics urged to affirm beauty, ‘liberating truth’ of ‘Humanae Vitae’

The “liberating truth” of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” is as relevant today 50 years after its promulgation, and maybe even more so, said Denver … more

Cardinal Cupich decries fatal shootings in Chicago, at Florida school

Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich decried the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer Feb. 13 while he was “protecting the people of our great city.” Bauer was “a husband, father, … more

‘Dreamers’ say they’re not asking for handouts, just chance to stay

Angelica Velazquez came to the United States at age 3 when her parents brought her from Mexico to the United States. They came on tourist visas that they then overstayed. Now 20, Velazquez applied … more

UPDATED: Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at … more

Lent: Giving up, doing extra, or both, aren't one size fits all

People often talk about giving up something for Lent such as candy, soda or more recently, social media, while some commit to doing something extra including praying more, reading spiritual works or … more

Diocese’s Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries director visits Missouri’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.

Enrique Castro, director of Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries for the Jefferson City diocese, took part in Advocacy Day Nov. 8, during the National Catholic Association for Diocesan Directors … more
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