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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

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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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July 29, 2019
Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor's resignation
Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor's resignation

In the wake of the historic resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, the people of the Caribbean island must continue to maintain their unity to overcome the social ills that led to the crisis, the Puerto Rican bishops' conference said.

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July 25, 2019
Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests
Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

After nearly two weeks of massive protests in the fallout of scandals involving corruption and offensive private messages, Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico resigned from office, becoming the first governor to do so in the island's history.

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July 24, 2019
Mexican shelters tell of harassment since U.S.-Mexico deal on migrants
Mexican shelters tell of harassment since U.S.-Mexico deal on migrants

Soldiers appeared recently at the diocesan migrant shelter in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo and demanded to see the identifications of its guests.

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July 23, 2019
Puerto Rican governor's actions set off 'time bomb,' bishop says
Puerto Rican governor's actions set off 'time bomb,' bishop says
The president of the Puerto Rican bishops' conference said the actions of Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his administration were the final straw for residents of the U.S. commonwealth who have suffered through years of financial mismanagement, corruption and the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
 
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July 19, 2019
Catholics focus on migrant children with rally, civil disobedience
Catholics focus on migrant children with rally, civil disobedience

A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its “inhumane treatment” of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.

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July 17, 2019
Administration to apply 'third country' rule for asylum-seekers

The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim "third country rule" requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.

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July 8, 2019
Migrants are people, not just a social issue, pope says at Mass

Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the oppressed, especially migrants and refugees who are rejected, exploited and left to die, Pope Francis said.

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July 8, 2019
N.Y. detective remembered at funeral for courage, selflessness, heroism

Family, friends and hundreds of service members in uniform remembered the heroism and self-sacrifice of Luis Alvarez during an emotional funeral Mass for him at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria in New York City borough of Queens.

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June 7, 2019
Archbishop: Survival of church in Cuba depends on contact from abroad
Archbishop: Survival of church in Cuba depends on contact from abroad

Days after the Trump administration announced it was placing new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, a U.S. archbishop issued a criticism of the policy, saying the transformation of the island -- and the survival of the church there -- depends on outside contact.

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