Catholic groups ask Congress to reject ‘discriminatory’ RAISE Act

"The RAISE Act imposes a definition of family that would weaken those bonds," said Bishop Joe Vázquez, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration.
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Holy Land Franciscans build interreligious bridges with Buddhist camp

The group of more than 30 Buddhist children, ages 7 to 18, from the U.S. Zen Institute summer camp in Germantown, Maryland, visited the Franciscan Monastery July 12 to learn about Christianity, St. Francis and his followers.
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As the partial travel ban nears, agencies worry about refugees in limbo

Agencies and organizations that help refugees start new lives in the U.S. worry about the fate that awaits migrants in transit as well as those who will not be allowed into the country as the partial ban that the U.S. Supreme Court set in motion with its late June ruling goes into effect in early...
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Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration

The U.S. Catholic bishops have opposed the ban and its revision, particularly because of the provision that suspends entry of all refugees for at least four months.
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President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court – and Twitter

In a series of tweets June 5, U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”
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Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as Vatican ambassador

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.
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Georgetown sets date to rename buildings honoring a slave, black teacher

Georgetown University will rename two buildings on campus previously named for priests who sold 272 people into slavery.
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