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  • The orphan myth: Exposing the truth about orphanages

    The orphan myth: Exposing the truth about orphanages

    Why are so many children with parents living in an orphanage? The biggest single cause is poverty, followed by limited access to basic services, such as education and health care. Most children in orphanages today have at least one living parent, who gave them up in the belief an orphanage offers a better life. They’re wrong.

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  • Callahan: Want to slow immigration? Invest in helping people stay home

    Callahan: Want to slow immigration? Invest in helping people stay home

    Sean Callahan, CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official overseas humanitarian and development assistance arm of the U.S. bishops, has a potentially surprising card to play in defense of federal spending on helping other countries: Do it, he said, and you’ll find that keeping undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. becomes a whole lot easier … don’t do it, and it won’t really matter what walls you try to put up.

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  • USCCB convocation needs humility to hear people’s voices and anguish

    USCCB convocation needs humility to hear people’s voices and anguish

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is staging a major convocation of laity, clergy and religious in Orlando over the July 4 holiday. Carolyn Woo, former CEO of Catholic Relief Services, says if the gathering’s to be effective, it will require the humility to include the voices of all, including those who’ve been hurt by the Church.

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