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Sep 17, 2016 - 03:20 pm .- Catholic advocates are praising the U.S. for hosting an international refugee summit, but insist the administration can do more to address an unprecedented global refugee crisis.
Aug 10, 2016 - 10:17 am .- Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian and Jewish refugees fleeing from terrorism.
Jul 27, 2016 - 03:54 pm .- The Democratic Party platform has drawn the ire of critics – including a member of Barack Obama’s former campaign – who say its extreme positions on abortion shut out millions of pro-life voters.  
Jul 19, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.  
Jun 30, 2016 - 12:01 am .- Catholics and other groups that receive grants to care for immigrants are in the sights of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jun 23, 2016 - 12:58 pm .- A divided Supreme Court allowed a hold on the Obama administration’s immigration policy to continue, disappointing Catholic advocates of immigration reform.
May 26, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Renewed immigration raids against women and children fail to recognize the severity of situations faced by migrants, who leave Central America to escape death, the U.S. bishops said.
Mar 10, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Hispanic Catholics are grossly underserved by Catholic schools in the United States, according to a new study, and this lack of participation could prove fatal to the future of the Church in the nation.
Feb 29, 2016 - 06:02 pm .- Obtaining U.S. citizenship could be life-changing for legal residents in Southern California, and Catholics want to help.
Feb 19, 2016 - 04:20 pm .- The controversy surrounding Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff statements on his return flight from Mexico – and Donald Trump’s response – should not overshadow the underlying reason for the papal visit, said Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.
Jan 19, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on an immigration enforcement case will affect many immigrants in the U.S., and the Los Angeles archbishop says the court should rule on the side of humanity.
Jan 16, 2016 - 06:23 am .- The recent deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants will not discourage immigrants who are fleeing their countries as a last resort, the U.S. bishops said.
Jan 5, 2016 - 03:02 am .- As the number of displaced persons is at its highest worldwide, Catholics must remember that “extremely vulnerable” refugees often flee circumstances where their very lives are at risk, a bishop has said.
Nov 13, 2015 - 03:42 am .- Allow yourself to be troubled by the plight of migrants and refugees around the world – this was the message of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to the faithful of their country in a new pastoral letter last month.
Nov 12, 2015 - 03:12 pm .- Speaking to the Slovak bishops on Thursday, Pope Francis reminded them that the Church is called to welcome immigrants and to reach out to 'the other', including by ministering to the Romani people.
Oct 6, 2015 - 02:38 pm .- As Europe continues to face mass migration from crisis zones, the synod discussions cannot ignore the weighty impact this crisis has on families, said U.K. Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Sep 25, 2015 - 03:09 pm .- When Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered his famous line “I have a dream”, he was thinking of you. Those were the words of Pope Francis this afternoon during a brief but moving encounter with elementary students at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
Sep 25, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis visited Our Lady, Queen of the Angels school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on Sept. 25. Most of the school's students come from migrant families. Read the full text of his prepared remarks:
Sep 24, 2015 - 12:50 pm .- Sophie Cruz travelled from Los Angeles, across the United States, with her father and two uncles to try to hand a letter Pope Francis this week. Her dream came true on Wednesday when the popemobile stopped for the child, and she was given the most tender embrace of the day.
Sep 23, 2015 - 11:27 am .- In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to defending life, their handling of the clerical abuse crisis, and their welcome of immigrants, while urging them not to be afraid to do more.

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