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A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua May 15, 2018. (OSV News photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

‘You can’t silence the Gospel’ amid Nicaragua’s repression, says woman religious

Indignation. That's what she said she feels when she hears Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the country's vice president, refer to themselves as Christians.
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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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Members of United Mine Workers of America and other labor leaders bow in prayer while picketing July 28, 2021, outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City as part of the union's strike at Warrior Met Coal Mine. (OSV News photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

Americans are talking about labor issues more now than in recent past, experts say

As Americans are heating up the backyard barbecue for celebratory Labor Day cookouts Sept. 4, news headlines daily shout about the cooling down of the U.S. job market.
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Wiktoria Ulma is pictured writing at a table with her oldest daughter, Stasia. The Ulma family secretly hid eight Jews for almost two years in German-occupied Poland during the Second World War. The Nazis killed the family and the Jews they were sheltering early in the morning March 24, 1944. The Vatican declared the Ulma family martyrs Dec. 17, 2022, and they will be beatified Sept. 10, 2023. (OSV News photo/courtesy Polish Institute of National Remembrance)

Polish village prepares for Ulma family’s beatification

A few years ago, people of the little village of Markowa, in southeastern Poland, would never have thought that in the summer of 2023, they would have dozens of guests coming to visit every day from all over the world.
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Visitors take a group photo in front of a roadway that separates Castel Sant'Angelo from Via della Conciliazione, the wide boulevard leading to St. Peter's Square in Rome July 30, 2023. On an average workday, some 3,800 vehicles travel this road each hour. The city of Rome plans to create an underground roadway for vehicle traffic with the aim of turning the entire area above ground into a car-free zone in time for Holy Year 2025. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)

Jubilee years encourage holier heart, prettier city

When a Holy Year is proclaimed, the Catholic Church gets busy preparing for a year of big religious celebrations, organized pilgrimages and special initiatives to help deepen faith.
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A child's bicycle, seen in a still image from video, lies on a lawn as a police office walks down a residential street in Baltimore July 2, 2023, after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July holiday weekend block party. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore asked for prayers for the victims after the mass shooting left two dead and injured more than two dozen others, most of whom were teens. (OSV News photo/Reuters)

Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Grief Ministry helps families affected by mass shootings

The Archdiocese of Baltimore's Grief Ministry is working to help the families affected by the July 2 mass shooting in the South Baltimore community of Brooklyn that claimed the lives of 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi and 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzalez.
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