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Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, are seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, crossing the Rio Grande Sept. 21, 2023, to return to Mexico from the United States, after members of the U.S. Texas National Guard extended razor wire to inhibit migrant crossing. The group planned to seek asylum in the U.S. (OSV News photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)

U.S. Border Patrol records increase in arrests; situation of migrants in Mexico deteriorates

A surge in migration through Mexico during the month of September has provoked a “migratory crisis,” according to Catholics who are working with migrants.

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People in New York City protest gun violence as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge during the "March for Our Lives" rally June 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Eric Cox, Reuters)

Biden establishes first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

President Joe Biden is establishing the first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention and has named Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee it, the White House announced.

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Arriving in Marseille, pope prepares to speak up for protecting migrants

Pope Francis arrived in the ancient port city of Marseille Sept. 22 for a two-day visit that was to focus on the plight of migrants and other opportunities and threats facing the Mediterranean Sea and the nations along its shores.

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Five reasons why St. Francis is a model of synodality

Chesterton once wrote, “Newspapers not only deal with news, but they deal with everything as if it were entirely new.” There’s a lot of new talk surrounding synodality. But, insofar as synods have been an ancient model for Church governance, …

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California priest arrested, charged with possessing more than 600 child pornography images

A religious order priest serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.

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After Beijing meeting, pope’s envoy to return to Moscow, Russian official says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After meeting with a Chinese official in Beijing to discuss paths toward peace in Ukraine and ensuring grain exports from the country, Pope Francis’ special envoy is expected to return to Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister said. …

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Migrants look through the border fence Sept.12, 2023, toward food brought by aid workers after gathering between the primary and secondary border fences at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait for processing by U.S immigration officials in San Diego.(OSV News photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Catholic activists call on Congress to fund migrant services for ‘common good’

Catholic activists called on Congress to ensure funding for migrant services is protected in upcoming appropriations bills at a Sept. 13 event near the U.S. Capitol.

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