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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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At National Prayer Breakfast, Biden calls for Americans to ‘pray for peace’ amid conflict

At the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 1, President Joe Biden called for prayers for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, and he urged Americans to be united in the face of challenges.
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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, is seen Feb. 26, 2019, at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Bishop Seitz is currently the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration. (OSV News photo/David Agren)

Bishop Seitz: End human trafficking by tackling root causes collectively

Ending human trafficking requires collective action in addressing the conditions that cause it, said a U.S. bishop.
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Jeremy Alexander, an iconographer and second-year theology teacher at Detroit Cristo Rey High School, is pictured Dec. 18, 2023, with a mural he created on a wall of the school's small chapel. Painted in his signature Byzantine style, the mural features 37 diverse saints, artists, poets, civil rights leaders and human rights activists. (OSV News photo/Steven Stechschulte, special to the Detroit Catholic)

Teacher’s mural features 37 diverse saints, artists, poets, civil rights leaders

Kim Redigan used to look out the window of Detroit Cristo Rey High School's small chapel as she prayed.
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Members of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., are pictured in a file photo preparing for Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, where they made their final profession of religious vows. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Vocations to religious life in US decline, but key factors can impact numbers

A new report shows a continued decrease in the number of permanent vocations to consecrated life in the U.S.
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Orlando, a migrant from Ecuador, carries four-year-old Peter as they wade through the Rio Grande from Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 6, 2023. (OSV News photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Advocate raises questions about a border proposal becoming an election issue

A leading Catholic immigration advocate has raised questions about whether restrictions in a bipartisan border proposal now before Congress will help the situation or make it worse for migrants trying to enter the U.S.
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Visitors walk beside the words "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes one free" in German) as they pass the main entrance gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, Germany, Jan. 26, 2024, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. (OSV News photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Reuters)

Experts: Holocaust Remembrance a Call to ‘Repudiate’ Dehumanizing People

An annual commemoration of Nazi Germany’s slaughter of millions of Jews during World War II is a call to prioritize human dignity, two Jewish-Catholic experts told OSV News.
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