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Year in review — Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016

(One in a series) By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — American artist Jacob Lawrence detailed the plight of black Americans in the South who were discriminated against, exploited for their labor, threatened with death and sometimes killed, … Continue reading

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Year in review — Politics, courts involved in U.S. health care’s 2016 diagnosis

(One in a series) By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. health care seemed stuck in the waiting room for part of the year, holding out for its future prognosis from courtroom and political decisions. During the … Continue reading

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Year in review — 2016, when racism and fear make a comeback

(One in a series) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — It began with the fatal shootings of unarmed black men and women by police. It was exacerbated in the summer when, on July 7, a gunman in … Continue reading

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Year in review — Mideast Christians, especially those displaced, face mounting challenges

(One in a series) By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by … Continue reading

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Year in review — Catholic agencies see collaboration as key as new leaders come aboard

(One in a series) By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Stronger collaboration among leading Catholic organizations is ahead as they address long-standing human needs and strive to ensure that the work of the church prospers. From leadership … Continue reading

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Year in review — Supreme Court tackles major issues, loses key member of bench

(One in a series) By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court not only tackled a number of issues this year including immigration, abortion, the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act and the death … Continue reading

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Year in review — Beyond expectations: Pope sees God of surprises at work in 2016

(One in a series) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis described 2016 as a “packed year,” one full of initiatives that helped Catholics “see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy … Continue reading

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Year in review — After divisive elections, bishops urge Catholics to build bridges

(One in a series) By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops across the country are encouraging parishioners to put aside their differences and work for the common good as President-elect Donald J. Trump prepared for his Jan. … Continue reading

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Year in review — After a year of setbacks, uncertainty looms for immigrants in 2017

(One in a series) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — At a Mass packed mostly with immigrants, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville tried to get the crowd to focus on the plight of the Holy Family. … Continue reading

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Year in review — Time of mercy: Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues

(One in a series) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the idea always was that the celebration of God’s mercy … Continue reading

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