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Marriage and family are being threatened, Pope tells US Congress

Sep 24, 2015 - 09:13 am .- In his lengthy speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis said the family is being threatened today like never before, and praised American figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., for their tireless efforts to defend freedom and values.

Crowds in DC urged to continue work of Martin Luther King

Aug 28, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Bishops offer encouragement on anniversary of civil rights march

Aug 14, 2013 - 05:21 pm .- Half a century after the famous civil rights march in Washington, D.C., significant progress towards justice has been made, but some goals remain unmet, said a group of U.S. bishops.

Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic

Apr 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and racial equality, an archbishop said on the occasion of the letter’s 50th anniversary.

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