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December 13, 2018
Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured

 A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said.

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December 10, 2018
Catholic groups see major harm for immigrants in changing public benefits

A proposal by the Trump administration to deny green cards to legal immigrants using public assistance "will dramatically change the process of legal migration and make it increasingly difficult for low-income and working-class individuals to legally migrate to the United States."

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November 29, 2018
As caravan concerns rise, bishops urge respect, compassion for migrants

Laredo's Bishop James A. Tamayo is calling church leaders and lay faithful to "extend the compassion of Christ" to those who come to Catholic churches in need.

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November 12, 2018
U.S. appeals court: Trump can't end DACA program

A federal appeals court ruled Nov. 8 in favor of keeping in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rejecting the Trump administration's efforts to end it.

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October 29, 2018
Latin America leaves footprint in synod document, bishop says

The call for missionary discipleship that has been at the heart of the new evangelization in Latin America and the Caribbean left its mark in the final document of the Synod of Bishops, a Puerto Rican bishop said.

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October 25, 2018
Judge orders arrest of longtime suspect in St. Romero's 1980 killing

Days after the Catholic Church declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a saint, a judge in El Salvador issued a capture order for a former military captain suspected of killing the religious leader in 1980 as he celebrated Mass.

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October 15, 2018
Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

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October 8, 2018
Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas said they are "outraged and appalled" by a recent report of migrant children being moved to a tent city in Texas, adding that what is happening now "pales in comparison to the trauma and uncertainty these young girls and boys and their families will experience for years to come.

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October 3, 2018
Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities
Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities
Nearly 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders, like Dominican Sister Judith Maldonado, have gone back to their parishes and dioceses to share the ideas and fruits of the conversations that took place at the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas.
 
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September 10, 2018
Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention
Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention
In what's likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities -- this time accompanied by their undocumented parents -- for longer periods of time than currently allowed. 
 
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