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Catholic leaders express outrage at Texas AG attempt to shut down nonprofit serving migrants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit in an attempt to shut down a Catholic nonprofit in El Paso serving migrants and asylum-seekers, accusing it of "human smuggling," in a move denounced by Catholic immigration advocates, including El Paso ...
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Sisters, volunteers see no end to need for help amid pandemic

In a time of uncertainty, one thing U.S. women religious and others who have been providing food during the COVID-19 pandemic know is that the number of those who need food assistance has risen and continues to rise.
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Netflix to release series illustrating pope’s call for ‘alliance’ of young, old

Netflix has announced that in 2021 it will release a documentary series based on "Sharing the Wisdom of Time," a book in which Pope Francis called for creating "an alliance between the young and old people" by sharing their stories.
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Court sides with Colorado, New Jersey challenges to pandemic worship restrictions

The Supreme Court, once again siding with houses of worship opposed to pandemic-related restrictions, ordered lower federal courts in Colorado and New Jersey Dec. 15 to reexamine state-imposed indoor worship restrictions.
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Memorial Mass remembers victims, families of Sandy Hook shooting

The Catholic community in Newtown gathered in-person and virtually Dec. 14 to remember the 20 students and six staff members killed eight years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
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Bishops: Getting COVID-19 vaccine is ‘act of charity,’ supports common good

The "gravity" of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and "the lack of availability of alternative vaccines," are "sufficiently serious" reasons to accept the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the chairmen of the U.S. bishops' doctrine and pro-life committees said Dec. 14.
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Vatican will offer Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 to employees

The Vatican health service will begin vaccinating employees and Vatican citizens against COVID-19 using the Pfizer vaccine, the director of the Vatican health service told Vatican News.
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