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November 4, 2019
In court briefs, Catholic leaders urge Supreme Court to keep DACA in place

Catholic leaders joined more than 35 other groups that have filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the Supreme Court to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA.

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October 29, 2019
At national meeting, Latino priests affirm care for poor, peers
At national meeting, Latino priests affirm care for poor, peers
At a meeting for Latino priests, gathered clergy spoke of the need to look out for one another as brothers and affirmed the need to walk with the poor.
 
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October 28, 2019
Christians must shun self-worship, pope says at synod’s final Mass

Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God’s creation must be treated “not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God,” Pope Francis said.

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October 15, 2019
Immigration advocates take part in teach-in event at U.S.-Mexico border
Immigration advocates take part in teach-in event at U.S.-Mexico border

Catholic Latino organizers, labor leaders, scholars and activists took part in a social justice event that was a combination teach-in and demand for action Oct. 11-13 in El Paso.

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September 30, 2019
Christians have ‘moral duty’ to help migrants, refugees, pope says
Christians have ‘moral duty’ to help migrants, refugees, pope says

Christians have a moral obligation to show God’s care for all those who are marginalized, especially migrants and refugees, Pope Francis said.

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September 18, 2019
U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican
U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s Fifth National Encuentro.

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September 10, 2019
CLINIC sues Trump administration over new directives for asylum-seekers
CLINIC sues Trump administration over new directives for asylum-seekers

President Donald Trump's appointment of Ken Cuccinelli to a top immigration position violated federal law and therefore certain actions undertaken by his office are not legally valid, a federal lawsuit argues.

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September 9, 2019
Bishop in Amazon says Brazilian government should not fear October synod
Bishop in Amazon says Brazilian government should not fear October synod
With a month to go before the start of the Synod of Bishops for Amazon, retired Bishop Erwin Krautler of Xingu said the Brazilian government should not fear the discussions to be held in Rome.
 
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September 5, 2019
Argentine bishops ask government to declare food emergency
Argentine bishops ask government to declare food emergency

The social ministry of the Argentine bishops' conference has urged the government to declare a food emergency as the country's economy careens into crisis.

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August 6, 2019
El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting
El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart “was breaking,” after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.

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