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May 16, 2018
Chilean bishop says mistakes were made in handling abuse cases

A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country.

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May 14, 2018
Caritas migrant shelter in Tijuana under police protection after attacks

A Catholic-run shelter for migrants in the border city of Tijuana has been put under police protection after a robbery and arson attack on consecutive days. 

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April 24, 2018
Pope calls for end to 'needless bloodshed' in Nicaragua
Pope calls for end to 'needless bloodshed' in Nicaragua

Pope Francis called for an end to violence in Nicaragua after several days of protests against proposed social security legislation led to the deaths of more than two dozen people.

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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

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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