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Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now

  By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — By day’s end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the Deferred Action … Continue reading

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Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

UPDATED 2/15 By Catholic News Service MIAMI (CNS) — Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school … Continue reading

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Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. “Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican, World

Sisters from Minnesota Catholic schools play on separate Olympic teams

By Matthew Davis Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. But Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood … Continue reading

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‘Monumental’ FEMA shift opens door to disaster funds for religious groups

By David Karas  Catholic News Service TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship … Continue reading

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Faith essential to story for real-life heroes of ’15:17 to Paris’

By Denis Grasska  Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — It’s almost a miracle that Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone are even alive. Yet here they are, promoting a major Hollywood film in which they portray themselves. For … Continue reading

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Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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