Category Archives: U.S.

USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued last May by the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Literacy center teaches reading, writing, helps students’ self-esteem too

By Tyler Orsburn Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Mario Gamboa is on the move. There are too many words to read, and too few Latinos who can read them. His first stop, the Guatemala consulate in Silver Spring, Maryland. … Continue reading

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Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In two memos published Feb. 20, the Department of Homeland Security outlined guidelines that White House officials said would enhance enforcement of immigration laws inside the country as well as prevent … Continue reading

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#Ashtags: When posting Ash Wednesday photos, use your head

(Updated Feb. 23) By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ash Wednesday seems to offer contradictory messages. The Gospel reading for the day is about not doing public acts of piety but the very act of getting ashes … Continue reading

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Sanctuary advocated by grass-roots leaders to blunt deportation crackdown

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) — The push for sanctuary was on a lot of minds at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements. Concerns about President Donald Trump’s intention to deport millions of unauthorized … Continue reading

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Grass-roots leaders join call for ‘disrupting’ oppression that hurts many

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) — Affirming that all human life is sacred and all people are “protagonists of their future,” more than 600 grass-roots leaders echoed the call of a U.S. bishop to disrupt practices … Continue reading

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

(Backgrounder) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump … Continue reading

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