Baltimore Catholic school students join peers in march against gun violence

The formal program opened at noon with the choir from Cardinal Shehan School in Baltimore backing Andra Day and Common on “Rise Up.”
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Trump looks at prototypes for border wall that bishop calls ‘grotesque’

"It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall, which both displays and inflames the ethnic and cultural divisions that have long been the underside of our national history," Bishop McElroy said
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Bishop says U.S. prelates unite behind ‘vulnerable’ in immigration battle

WASHINGTON — As the once-feared March 5 deadline came and went, a bishop from the U.S.-Mexico border prayed with young adults in the streets of Washington just before they marched and chanted near the Washington Monument on the day President Donald Trump set as a deadline to end a program that keeps many of them...
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Dozens of Catholics arrested as they call on Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Many of the arrested included Sisters of Mercy, who recalled the arrival of their religious order to the U.S. and their contributions to the country, and asked that the young adults they called "Dreamers" be allowed to do the same.
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Indigenous leader pleads with Catholics to help in plight of the earth

Kora pleaded with Catholics gathered for the event to help fight for suffering indigenous communities such as the Kanamari, for clean water and air, and for the earth itself.
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Archbishop Lori joins bishops in decrying end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

“I am deeply concerned for the safety of the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, 20,000 of whom are our neighbors here in Maryland, who are being forced to return to a country that is unsafe and is clearly unable to adequately handle their return," Archcbishop Lori said.
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To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

In the nation's capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the holiest site in Christianity.
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Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says Bishop Murry

Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem, said a bishop who is heading a committee against racism.
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San Diego bishop defends Jesuit priest after seminary withdraws invitation

A U.S. bishop vigorously defended Jesuit Father James Martin when a prominent U.S. seminary canceled an invitation it had extended to the well-known author, who was to speak about Jesus at an October event, after fringe groups unhappy with the priest's recent book about the church and the gay community mounted a series of attacks.
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In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program "60 Minutes," former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying "they need illegal aliens to fill the pews."
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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

A Sept. 5 statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the cancellation of DACA "reprehensible" and something that "causes unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families."
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Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in a statement that the archdiocese pledged its support to recovery efforts that will start after the rain and wind subside.
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