Tag: immigration

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    “The Catholic bishops had a really strong statement saying don’t send the kids back; that would be morally wrong to send them back to dangerous situations. Others in the religious community are saying it’s a matter of law and order.” More

    July 18, 2014 | Comments

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    Most Hispanics in the U.S. still call themselves Catholic, but more and more are joining Protestant churches, especially the younger generation. The explosive growth of the Protestant Hispanic population can be seen in places like New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, which draws more than 17,000 worshipers every week. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well,” says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “This is not just about the Vatican versus the nuns,” says Sister Maureen Fiedler. “This really is about the future of how we interpret the message of the Second Vatican Council.” More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Many Vietnamese priests came to the US to escape war and persecution and to help struggling Catholic parishes in small rural communities that don’t have enough priests. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments

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    “I’m like Pope John XXIII,” says former priest and founder of MicroGrants, Joe Selvaggio. “They asked him what he wanted to do with his papacy, and he said, well, I’d like to see that the poor have a little less suffering in life.” More

    August 31, 2012 | Comments

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    Individual liberty versus the common good and the ongoing need for comprehensive immigration reform were among the issues religious groups continued to debate as the High Court’s current term came to a close More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    “It was the first successful labor union for farmworkers,” says author Miriam Pawel. “It was very much the civil rights movement of the West,”. But fifty years after its founding by the late Cesar Chavez, the UFW is struggling to retain membership and influence. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

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    The Supreme Court is weighing the legal challenge to Arizona’s strict immigration law, and religious groups opposed to the law are appealing to language throughout the scriptures “to take care of the stranger,” says Catholic News Service staff writer Patricia Zapor. More

    April 27, 2012 | Comments

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    They say Israel’s Law of Return permits them to become Israelis. But some Israelis wonder whether they are really Jews. More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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