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Catholic aid agencies respond after quake, tsunami in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia  -- Catholic aid agencies were among those working to assess the needs and get relief to the island of Sulawesi after an...

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in...

CRS student ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Denise Ssettimba just began her brief presentation to an aide to Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, on the need to maintain U.S....

Onetime Polish war refugee collects history so the world won’t forget

WASHINGTON -- One of Julek Plowy's first memories as a young World War II Polish refugee in Mexico is eating raw onions like an...

Gazans more desperate than ever after border clashes, says Catholic Relief...

JERUSALEM -- Already in a precarious state, Gaza's health system faces a medical emergency, with more than 1,000 people injured in the recent Gaza...

Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida Sept. 7, while Haiti...

Conflicts and drought mean famine looms for 20 million Africans

Catholic News Service Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has...

Catholic Relief Services envisions a world without need for orphanages

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Catholic Relief Services has released an emotion-filled video as a way of starting a conversation about the world’s orphanages. Children no...

Reaction to revised four-month refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order March 6 banning arrivals from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other...

U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence,...

WASHINGTON — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees...

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