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  • Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan

    Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan

    • Sep 27, 2017

    About 1,000 Sudanese nationals in the United States, who are now protected from deportation, could be sent back to their homeland by the Trump administration. The country experienced armed conflict from the 1980s until 2005. Many fled to various parts of the world, including the United States. An official of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, called it “a cruel and inhumane decision.”

  • Message of Fatima as important today as 100 years ago, says bishop

    Message of Fatima as important today as 100 years ago, says bishop

    • Sep 26, 2017

    About 2,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of Bridgeport took a one-day pilgrimage to Washington to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the shrine’s new rosary walk and garden. The garden features a white Carrara marble sculpture of Our Lady of Fatima with the three child-visionaries at her feet, Lucia dos Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On the opposite side is the crucified Christ, sculpted from the same kind of marble.

  • As deadline for refugee ceiling looms, U.S. church backs greater welcome

    As deadline for refugee ceiling looms, U.S. church backs greater welcome

    • Sep 26, 2017

    President Donald Trump has until October 1st to set a deadline as to how many refugees the United States will allow this coming fiscal year. The president is reportedly looking to cap the number at 50,000 – a historic low. Meanwhile, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is advocating for at least 75,000 refugees to be admitted.

  • Retired Texas bishop signs “filial correction” of Pope Francis

    Retired Texas bishop signs “filial correction” of Pope Francis

    • Sep 26, 2017

    A nonagenarian retired Texas bishop has added his name to a “filial correction” of Pope Francis submitted to the pontiff last month. The signatories have accused the pope of promoting heretical propositions in ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his document on marriage. Bishop René Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, says if Francis doesn’t respond to the petition, he would like to see the pope resign.

  • Catholic group continues Blessed Stanley Rother’s work in Guatemala

    Catholic group continues Blessed Stanley Rother’s work in Guatemala

    • Sep 26, 2017

    Blessed Stanley Rother was also known for not wanting to abandon his people, even though he knew his life was at risk. After Rother died, his friend Father John Goggin said he still did not want the people to feel abandoned. That’s why he was grateful when the opportunity came to work with Unbound, a non-profit founded by lay Catholics who had also spent time serving as missionaries in Latin America.

  • Dolan: Honesty about church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

    Dolan: Honesty about church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

    • Sep 25, 2017

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told a convention of priests that Pope Francis has made it clear that a Christian cannot be “a nomad” but is someone who “belongs to a people, the church. A Christian without a church is something purely idealistic.”