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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, touches the hands of people in Mexico through a border fence following Mass in Sunland Park, N.M., in this 2014 file photo. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Migrant advocates show support for border bishop’s call for solidarity

Following a conversation involving a border bishop and Catholic leaders, migrant advocates from around the U.S. got behind a July 18 pastoral letter issued by the bishop of the Diocese of El Paso calling for a stop to militarization along the border with Mexico and showing compassion for migrants.

An opioid Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program is seen July 19 at a conference in Arlington, Mass. The application maps various types of opioid overdose responses entered by first responders and is being used by the police department there. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters)

Opioid addiction, overdoses an epidemic, say public health officials

Over the past 18 years, the use of opioid drugs -- both legal and illicit -- has surged throughout the United States.

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Health care activists protest the Republican health care bill at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington July 17. The bill collapsed in the Senate later that day after two more GOP senators said they couldn't support it. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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Supporters of the parents of Charlie Gard demonstrate outside England's high court in London July 13. Charlie's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, petitioned the court to allow them to travel with their terminally ill child to the United States for medical treatment. The court denied their request but ruled that a U.S. doctor who specializes in the baby's condition can travel to England to examine the child. (CNS photo/Andy Rain, EPA)

Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

The national director of Priests for Life in New York welcomed a London court's decision allowing a U.S. doctor to go to England to examine a 10-month-old terminally ill British infant at the center of a medical and ethical debate.

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Father James Gardiner, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, dances with Gaithersburg, Md., members of the Al-Amal Dabkeh Troupe during the annual Holy Land Festival in Washington July 15. The celebration was held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. (CNS photo/CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

Holy Land Festival unites Muslims, Christians in hope for restored peace

Along the western banks of the Jordan River, the place of Christ's baptism and today known as Qasr al-Yahud, numerous churches and monasteries of different religions sit vacant and silenced due to the dangerous landmines that lie beneath them.

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A woman religious is seen with TV crew at St. Paul Church in Luanda, Angola, in this 2009 file photo. (CNS photo/Ciro Fusco, EPA)

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

God proposes -- not imposes -- his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

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People sit at an outdoor chapel on the property of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pa,. in early July. The chapel was built by Lancaster Against Pipelines in cooperation with the congregation as a symbol to block the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline, which opponents say would desecrate God's creation. (CNS photo/Mark Clatterbuck, courtesy Lancaster Against Pipeline)

Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

As chapels go, the simple structure on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation in Columbia, Pennsylvania, is not much.

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Venerable Sagarananda Tien and Father James Gardiner, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, walk with children from the U.S. Zen Institute summer camp July 12 to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington. The Buddhist children spent the afternoon learning about Christianity, St. Francis and the Franciscans as way to understand other traditions and cultures, said Tien. (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos)

Holy Land Franciscans build interreligious bridges with Buddhist camp

Some of the children seemed fascinated with the life-size scene of Jesus on the cross. Some of the youngest wondered what was happening, why did people look so sad, they asked looking at the scene of Calvary. 

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Pope Francis blesses a sick child as he leads a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Dec. 15 for patients and workers of Rome's Bambino Gesu children's hospital. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Former Vatican hospital officials indicted for illegal use of funds

Vatican magistrates have formally indicted two former officers of the Vatican's pediatric hospital on charges of illegally using funds to help finance the remodeling of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's apartment.

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Protesters show their opposition to supporters of conservative author Anne Coulter and U.S. President Donald Trump at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others. (CNS photo/John G. Mabanglo, EPA)

Amid polarization, nation urged to reclaim civility through dialogue

Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others.

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