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    “The story of migration is rooted in our history as Catholics,” says Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “It’s everything from the Jewish people’s exile in Exodus to the holy family’s flight to Egypt…This is who we are as American Catholics. We are an immigrant people and an immigrant church.” More

    February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “He was a deep thinker and a great writer, “ observes legal correspondent Tim O’Brien, “and he had an enormous impact on the thinking of his fellow justices…His vote will be lost. For conservatives, that’s a big loss.” More

    February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Deep in the bayous of south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable groups threatened by the consequences of climate change. More

    November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Sea level rises have been measured. They’re verifiable. Climate change is very well documented. The facts are there. You can deny them if you choose to, but we’re seeing the results every day here in south Louisiana, and whether you want to say that’s because of climate change or something else, the effects are very real.” More

    November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Pope Francis is creating new kinds of conversations. This moral guidance, this moral obligation to our children and to future generations is really resonating with people, and he’s doing it with such hope.” More

    November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Native spirituality is taking deeper roots within the hearts of Christian people,” says Sister Kateri Mitchell, a member of Mohawk Nation and the Sisters of St. Anne who directs the annual National Tekakwitha Conference for Native American Catholics. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We know that faith-rooted justice is what builds bridges. Faith-rooted justice takes care of all of our earth, takes care of our people, takes care of our politics,” says Sister Simone Campbell, director of a national Catholic social justice lobby. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re tapping into all of this long history of practices that have gone before us honoring this season of Hallowtide in the church,” says Terri Lynn Simpson, former assistant director and program coordinator at Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. More

    October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We often hear of the tragedies and some of the complaints about people coming in that are outsiders,” says Sean Callahan, chief operating officer of Catholic Relief Services, who was just in the Balkans where thousands of migrants keep arriving every day. “Mostly what we’ve seen is people uniting, bringing welcoming gifts, warm clothes and things, and joining in as volunteers in this humanitarian effort.” More

    October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    The 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration on the relation of the church to non-Christian religions transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate had its roots “in the shame and realizations of Christians after the Holocaust for what has been done to Jews,” according to Rev. Dennis McManus of Georgetown University. More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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