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Bishop, advocates oppose Mississippi bill to outlaw sanctuary cities

By Maureen Smith Catholic News Service JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) — A bill that would keep agencies, cities and college campuses in Mississippi from offering sanctuary to unauthorized immigrants would not keep communities safe and goes against the Christian tenet of … Continue reading

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Immigrant teacher fears Trump undermining what she has fought to lift up

By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (CNS) — An immigrant teacher and White House honoree fears President Donald Trump is undermining the community she has fought to lift up. “It’s only been two, three weeks since he was … Continue reading

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USCCB migration chair welcomes appeals court ruling on refugee ban

(Updated 10:24 a.m. ET) By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees … Continue reading

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In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic … Continue reading

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U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service MAFRAQ, Jordan (CNS) — American doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Jordan are performing badly needed surgeries and other medical treatment free of charge to thousands of Syrian refugees who can no … Continue reading

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In Holy Land visit, bishops see problems related to Israeli settlements

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service TENT OF NATIONS, West Bank (CNS) — Bishops from Europe and North America lauded this 100-year-old hilltop family farm southwest of Bethlehem as an example of the nonviolent resistance needed to oppose Israeli expansion … Continue reading

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Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

By Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This de facto annexation of land not only undermines the rights … Continue reading

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