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    Catholics mobilize as deadline looms on shield for young immigrants

    As a Sept. 5 deadline nears for a demand issued by ten state attorneys general to the Trump administration to scrap a law that provides protection from deportation and work permits for the children of undocumented immigrants, Catholic leaders across the country are mobilizing in defense of DACA, the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

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    Why do Christians hesitate to rise up on anti-Christian persecution?

    In general, when communities experience hatred or persecution, enlightened people want them to speak out, knowing we need them to hold our feet to the fire. So why do some Christians hesitate to do precisely that about the global pattern of anti-Christian persecution, documented again this week in a new State Department report?

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    Why we all need a Summer in the Forest

    L’Arche has revolutionized care for a whole category of human beings, doing for the disabled what the hospice movement – another Christian revolution – has done for the terminally ill. ‘Summer in the Forest’ is a slow-burning, at times tear-inducing, but always joyful documentary that takes us into the heart of L’Arche through the lives of some of the early residents with whom Jean Vanier first built the community, as well as others who came later.

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  • Pope says he’s ‘close to Spain’ in wake of Barcelona terror attack
    Pope says he’s ‘close to Spain’ in wake of Barcelona terror attack
    • August 17, 2017

    A terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, reportedly left at least 13 people dead and 50 injured. As initial accounts of the incident rolled out, Pope Francis expressed his “closeness to the entire Spanish population, in particular to the wounded and to the families of the victims.” The former Archbishop of Barcelona said the violence “fills our hearts with pain.”

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