With growing student activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

This year 34 mass shootings, resulting in 60 deaths and 144 injuries, have been recorded by the online site Gun Violence Archive.
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Cardinal Tagle says everyone has a little migrant in their soul

There's a little bit of migrant in everyone, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, said during a U.S. visit.
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Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Bishops consider plans to revitalize appeal of a Catholic education

The goal is to ensure that Catholic schools will remain a vibrant and important part of family and church life.
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Tax bill passes amid concerns about future effects on poor

Republican lawmakers joined President Donald Trump in cheering passage of the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades even as the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee called on the president to work with Congress to fix "unacceptable problems" in the law.
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Bishop lays out detailed policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

The letter called for a reversal of the bill's plan to gradually increase taxes on taxpayers in the lowest income brackets while maintaining tax cuts for higher earners, including the most wealthy.
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U.S. Bishops elect new secretary and chairman of Committee for Religious Liberty

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected over Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee as chairman of the Committee on Religious Liberty by a 113-86 vote.
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Civility must guide debate on social challenges, USCCB president says

Contemporary challenges are great, but that they can be addressed without anger and with love Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in his first address as USCCB president during the bishops' fall general assembly.
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Advocates decry Homeland Security’s TPS decision for Nicaraguans

Immigration advocates decried a Department of Homeland Security decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans who have been living in the United States for nearly 20 years.
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Bishop Madden praises Lutheran-Catholic relations during Reformation program

"People are really hungering for sharing the Eucharist together," said Bishop Madden, co-chairman of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.
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Reformation continues to shape the 21st-century world, author contends

Modern society -- largely defined by capitalism and consumerism, burgeoning technology, religious-like allegiance to nation and the rise in secularism -- has its roots in the Protestant Reformation, says historian Brad S. Gregory.
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USCCB publishes official English-language translation of exorcism rite

A translation from the rite revised following the Second Vatican Council. The revised text draws from rituals used by the Catholic Church for centuries.
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