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(Left to right) Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas; Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas; and Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson, Arizona.

Senate border deal criticized by bishops, other Catholics from all directions 

Feb 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Senate leaders in which they expressed “serious concerns” about the... Read more

A migrant carries a baby in the Darien Province in Panama on Sept. 22, 2023. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have entered Panama through this jungle so far this year.

Pope Francis urges humanitarian response to Darien migration tragedy

Dec 20, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

“We need the joint effort of the most directly affected countries and the international community to prevent this tragic reality,”... Read more

A lively crowd greeted Pope Francis as he arrived at the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta, Malta, on April 2, 2022.

Pope Francis arrives in Malta calling for peace and the protection of life

Apr 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged authorities in Malta to protect life and appealed to the international community to work for peace in... Read more

View of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US in Matamoros, June 24, 2019.

Pope Francis 'profoundly saddened' at image of drowned migrant father and daughter

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis expressed his ‘immense sadness’ upon seeing the image of the migrant father and child who drowned in their... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

Without Christ, Church's mission is just 'social activism' pope says

Oct 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

If one’s work as a Catholic is not united to Christ Jesus, it is no longer the “mission” to which... Read more