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April 16, 2018
Chilean abuse victims welcome pope's letter, call for zero tolerance
Chilean abuse victims welcome pope's letter, call for zero tolerance

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Victims of clergy sexual abuse welcomed Pope Francis' letter in which he apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the crisis in Chile.

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April 10, 2018
Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticize troop deployment
Bishops on both sides of Mexico border criticize troop deployment

The Mexican bishops' conference criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and issued a strong defense of migrants, saying the Catholic Church could not stand by "in the face of suffering by our brother migrants as they seek better conditions by crossing the border to work and contribute to the common good."

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April 5, 2018
Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader
Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader

Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — he was gunned down April 4, 1968 — the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

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March 7, 2018
Explosive devices detonated in Mexican border churches

The bishop of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, has expressed alarm after two church explosions within four days.

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March 2, 2018
Supreme Court says government can detain some immigrants indefinitely
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 27 that some immigrants detained by the government can be held indefinitely.
 
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February 26, 2018
Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's effort to end DACA in March

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Trump administration's effort to end a program in March that protects young adults brought to the U.S. without legal permission as minors.

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February 9, 2018
Catholics gather on Hill to pray lawmakers will protect the Dreamers
Catholics gather on Hill to pray lawmakers will protect the Dreamers

A group of priests, religious, young immigrants and their supporters gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol Feb. 6 to pray for the Dreamers, whose lives are in limbo, and for the legislators who have the power to change their situation.

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February 8, 2018
Pope asks people to work together to end human trafficking
Pope Francis called for prayers to end the "shameful scourge" of human trafficking.
 
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January 31, 2018
Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic
Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

A report from the Mexican bishops' conference has catalogued 1,850 damaged churches -- including 17 cathedrals -- due to the twin earthquakes that shook the country in September. The report, released Jan. 29, found that 1,603 of damaged churches were cataloged as "historic" buildings

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January 19, 2018
Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

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