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Pope, Council of Cardinals continue discussion of women in the church

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals continued their discussions about the role of women in the church, listening to women experts, including a professor who spoke about how culture impacts women's roles and status.
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Vatican says pope has not accepted invitation to go to Russia

Pope Francis has not accepted an invitation to travel to Moscow in June to meet with Vladimir Putin, the director of the Holy See press office said.
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High court allows Texas to enforce controversial law targeting migrants — for now

A divided U.S. Supreme Court March 19 lifted a temporary pause on a controversial Texas law that makes it a state crime for unauthorized migrants to cross into Texas from Mexico, allowing the state to enforce the law while litigation ...
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7 Catholic schools dancing in this year’s March Madness

The 2024 Men's Division I NCAA Tournament gets underway March 19 with the "First Four" play-in games, and seven Catholic schools will be playing at least once in the single-elimination Big Dance.
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Pro-life group deplores Harris’ historic visit to Planned Parenthood abortion clinic

Vice President Kamala Harris on March 14 toured a Minnesota abortion clinic, marking the first time that a president or vice president has done so, according to Harris' office.
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An indigenous community member attends the UNFCCC formal opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP28 at Expo City Nov. 30, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (CNS photo/ courtesy of UN Climate Change COP28, Christopher Pike)

Indigenous wisdom and science can work together to solve crises, pope says

The world's cultures, traditions, spiritualities and languages must be acknowledged, respected and protected, especially those of Indigenous peoples, Pope Francis said.
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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)

Judge upholds program allowing some migrants to enter US

A federal judge March 8 dismissed a challenge from Republican-led states, allowing the Biden administration to continue operating a program permitting some migrants from four countries to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
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