Social Justice

Bishops end border visit calling for urgent reunification of children

A group of Catholic bishops witness the relief from migrants who had been recently released by authorities but also the more "somber" side of keeping children away from their families.
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To honor Rev. King, ‘deepen’ commitment to work for justice, bishops urge

As the most prominent civil rights activist of his time, Rev. King fought for all races and against a system that promoted racism and racial divide
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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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Third federal judge rules on ending DACA; he says Trump acted legally

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that President Donald Trump acted legally in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying "the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational."
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Social Ministry Convocation promotes justice and mercy

The four-word theme of the 39th annual Social Ministry Convocation summarized the mission of its attendees: Justice and Mercy: Now!
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Enduring power of nonviolence

Archbishop William E. Lori answers questions about his pastoral letter, "The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles of Nonviolence."
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El Arzobispo Lori se une al llamado de los obispos de E.E.U.U. para salvar a DACA

“Nuestra fe nos mueve a estar con los vulnerables, incluidos nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes... Ahora debemos mostrar nuestro apoyo y solidaridad de una manera especial," dijeron los obispos.
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Archbishop Lori pens pastoral letter on Martin Luther King Jr., nonviolence

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prompted Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori to write a pastoral letter on the civil rights leader’s principles of nonviolence.
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Ellicott City parish hosts Cold Weather Shelter for Howard County’s homeless population

St. Paul Church in Ellicott City hosted its annual Cold Weather Shelter outreach to those in need in Howard County Jan. 2-8.
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Maryland Catholic Conference anticipates busy legislative session

As the General Assembly gathers in Maryland’s Capitol for its session beginning Jan. 10, the Maryland Catholic Conference is poised to provide input from the church’s perspective on a host of issues across the political spectrum.
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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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Archdiocese of Baltimore raises $545,000 for hurricane relief

The archdiocese has designated that the U.S. Virgin Islands receive $100,000 and Puerto Rico receive $200,000 of the Baltimore collection.
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