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ROME (CNS) -- A practical first step toward holiness -- as
well as for assuring peace in one's family and in the world -- is to pray
for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.
WASHINGTON (CNS) --
People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in
immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids
under the Trump administration began in early February.
Miss. (CNS) -- A bill that would keep agencies, cities and college campuses in
Mississippi from offering sanctuary to unauthorized immigrants would not keep
communities safe and goes against the Christian tenet of caring for those in
need, said Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of Jackson.
OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Church
leaders and organizations in Africa, Europe and the United States said it would
be disastrous if U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order telling
companies they no longer had to disclose whether their firms use "conflict
minerals" from Congo.
MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) -- Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.
ROME (CNS) -- Addressing the fear of immigrants,
dissatisfaction with a "fluid economy" and the impatience and vitriol
seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to
practice a kind of "intellectual charity" that promotes dialogue and
sees value in diversity.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16
statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering
an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful
if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would "do
everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty."
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the
U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building
"bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation."
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The athletes of the Special Olympics
witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that
comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope
CITY (CNS) -- Humankind will have
to answer to God for the bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, and
the blood spilled by greed and arms trafficking, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, a church
law expert and former head of the Vatican's highest court, arrived in Guam Feb.
15 as the presiding judge in a church trial investigating allegations of sexual
abuse leveled against Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When updating the Catholic Church's
medical and bioethical charter, experts decided it wasn't enough to aim the
guidelines at health care professionals.
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