Jesuits at Indianapolis school, archbishop at odds over gay employee

The Archbishop of Indianapolis issued a decree June 21 against a Jesuit school that refused to dismiss a gay employee, saying that "with great sadness" the archdiocese no longer recognizes it as a Catholic institution.
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Bishops urged to do more for immigrants, spiritually and otherwise

Catholic bishops urged their fellow prelates to do more to support the suffering of immigrant families, to be with them spiritually as pastors and to voice support for legal measures to help them.
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Head of USCCB questions story about how he handled abuse case

Texas Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, denies a characterization of how he handled an accusation by a woman who said she was manipulated into a sexual relationship with his former deputy, a priest.
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As immigration deterrent, Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico, whom his administration blames lately for an increasing number of immigrants at the southern U.S. border. 
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Local Knights of Columbus to help with slain Colorado teen ‘hero’ funeral

An 18-year-old Catholic credited with saving the lives of his schoolmates when he lunged at a shooter at Denver's STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado May 7 wanted to become part of the Knights of Columbus, and a local branch of the Catholic organization is said to be helping pay the costs of his funeral.
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Chicago archbishop apologizes for Farrakhan visit to Catholic Church

The archbishop of Chicago apologized to the local Jewish community after a priest in the city invited the leader of the Nation of Islam to speak at his church, days after he was banned from Facebook for what it called hate speech.
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After unrest and anger, new Washington archbishop wants to rebuild trust

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, set to become the new head of the Archdiocese of Washington, promised to serve with truth, love and tenderness in a region where he acknowledged "unrest and anger," after the downfall of former Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and the church's current sex abuse scandal.
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Locals welcome new Washington archbishop as much-needed ‘new face’

Sister Joanna Okereke, of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church for the USCCB, who has worked with Archbishop Gregory in various capacities over 12 years, said his professional experience, along with his warm style as someone "who extends pastoral outreach to people in the peripheries," will serve him well in a region like...
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Jesuit: Without the Amazon, ‘we all go under’

At the start of a mid-March gathering at Georgetown University, organizers asked church leaders, activists and members of indigenous communities to think of a person they knew who had worked in defense of the environment and to call out his or her name.
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To protect Earth, change lifestyles, say church, indigenous leaders

Participants at the Washington gathering looked at some of the data showing what can happen if places such as the Amazon keep experiencing deforestation at the current rate.
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In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith communities in the dioceses and archdioceses where he served -- New York, Metuchen and Newark in New Jersey, and Washington -- since last year.
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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump's Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.
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