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January 16, 2020
Knights, New York Archdiocese and others providing aid to quake victims

Jose Lebron-Sanabria, a Knight of Columbus and a general insurance agent for the fraternal organization, is coordinating assistance to Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes.

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January 15, 2020
Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor's plan to reject new refugees

Texas Catholic leaders were quick to take a stand against a Jan. 10 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the state would no longer resettle refugees.

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January 14, 2020
Mexican bishops stress importance of education after school shooting
Mexican bishops stress importance of education after school shooting

Mexican bishops offered prayers for the victims of a school shooting, perpetrated by an 11-year-old student, that killed a teacher and wounded six others. The gunman is believed to have killed himself, according to police in the northern city of Torreon.

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January 13, 2020
Spanish church leaders concerned about government secularization
Spanish church leaders concerned about government secularization
Spanish church leaders voiced concern for their country's future after the government pledged to legalize euthanasia, secularize education and strip the church of "improper assets."
 
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January 7, 2020
Puerto Rico reels under successive earthquakes; Catholic church damaged
Puerto Rico reels under successive earthquakes; Catholic church damaged

At least one person has died and one Catholic Church was destroyed by the latest of a series of earthquakes to rock Puerto Rico.

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November 18, 2019
Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president
Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president
 It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at the top of his priority list as the newly elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
 
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November 18, 2019
DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress
DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress
Three of the estimated 700,000 young adults with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status said they remain undaunted after years of little to no action on their behalf in Congress and the courts, including the Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing that could enable the Trump administration to cancel the program.
 
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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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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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