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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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Pope encourages church’s efforts to bring peace, aid to Syria, Iraq

Reflecting on crises still unfolding in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis encouraged every effort, big or small, to help foster peace there and help Christians remain.
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Therapy dog becomes essential worker at Catholic school during pandemic

The newest employee at Christ the Teacher Catholic School is a boss's dream. All he requires are a bed in his office, a few trips outside during the day, and some scratching behind the ears.
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Priest with ALS continues to minister, feels God’s blessings

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The pilgrims rode in a boat across choppy waves on the Sea of Galilee with wind gusting and rain blowing into their boat. A greater storm was churning in the hearts and minds of the pilgrims and ...
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Pope plans to visit Iraq in March

Barring any obstacles caused by the global pandemic, Pope Francis is set to begin international travel again in 2021 by visiting Iraq in March, which would make him the first pope to visit this nation.
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Federal judge orders full restoration of DACA program

A federal judge Dec. 4 said the Trump administration must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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In pandemic, Catholic college students still build community

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a school year turned upside down by the pandemic, groups of students at the Marianist-run University of Dayton in Ohio have been striving to keep some things constant: supporting each other in their faith and reaching ...
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