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‘Dreamers’ say they’re asking for chance to stay, not handouts

HOUSTON -- Angelica Velazquez came to the United States at age 3 when her parents brought her from Mexico to the United States. They...

In Vancouver, Catholics adapt ancient Lunar New Year traditions

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- For Asian Catholics in North America, marking the Lunar New Year can be tricky when the traditional feast falls during...

Jesuit journal: Pope regularly meets with abuse survivors

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Peru that he often meets on Fridays with survivors of sex abuse. The meetings,...

Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

MIAMI -- Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a...

Olympic image of Korea is better together than at odds

In ancient Greece, warring sides would sign a truce for the duration of the Olympic Games so athletes could safely join the sporting festival....

FEMA policy change for disaster recovery lauded by church

TRENTON, N.J. -- Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that reverses a...

Archbishop Fulton Sheen resting place dispute faces another hearing

NEW YORK -- The case involving the transfer of the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen from New York to Peoria, Illinois, has been...

Anoint your head and wash your face

On Ash Wednesday, it's not hard to identify Catholics. The smudge of ashes in the shape of a cross on their foreheads is a...

Living Our Faith: Lent begins: Ash Wednesday

A great many Christians enter Lent with the firm intention of praying in a more committed way and a conviction that prayer will open a...

Cardinal Cupich: Pope’s view of faith calls for changing underlying ideas

CAMBRIDGE, England (CNS) -- Pope Francis is inviting Catholics to take a more holistic approach to their faith, and that requires a change in...

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