Catholic leaders react to Trump’s plan to send troops to border

Catholic leaders in Texas criticized President Donald Trump's April 4 announcement that he would be deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Jim Lackey, longtime CNS editor who embraced old and new media, retires

Greg Erlandson, CNS director and editor-in-chief, said Lackey "kept CNS in the digital game" in recent years and said Lackey was the "model of a Catholic journalist: resilient, generous, dogged (and) faithful."
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Captain of men’s Olympic hockey team played for Catholic schools

Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots go back to his Catholic high school and college teams.
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Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from damages caused by natural disasters.
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In #MeToo movement, Catholic Church can play role in discussion, healing

WASHINGTON — The wave of accusations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and many places in between in recent months has been described as a revolution, a moment and a time for national reckoning. The accused — abruptly fired or resigned — have issued apology statements or denied wrongdoing. Those...
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‘Crowning jewel’ of national shrine — Trinity Dome Mosaic — dedicated

The overflowing congregation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hardly needed reminding to raise their "eyes to the heavens" during a dedication of the Trinity Dome Mosaic Dec. 8.
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Catholic liturgies avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent

Father Rice said it's important for Catholics to engage in spiritual preparation for Christmas even in the middle of all the other preparations.
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Supreme Court to hear case on free speech and crisis pregnancy centers

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case examining freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers.
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Archbishop of Puerto Rico sees spiritual rebirth after hurricane’s wrath

Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery.
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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

The case before the court involved seven plaintiffs and each of these combined cases represented a group of schools, churches or church-sponsored organizations.
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Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Memorials, funerals and vigils taking place in the U.S. and Canada to remember those killed in Las Vegas.
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Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

The contraceptive mandate was put in place by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Affordable Care Act.
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