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Sunday, January 22, 2017
On eve of Trump inauguration, Catholic communities will pray for immigrants
Acknowledging the fear some immigrants have expressed as Donald Trump becomes president, Jesuit parishes, schools and other communities plan to pray for those who fear him and his proposals on the eve of his Jan. 20 inauguration as the country's 45th president.
Dr. King offered a prophetic witness to emulate today, priest says at annual Mass
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader who led a non-violent movement against racism, was remembered at a Jan. 14 Mass as a “prophet” whom today’s faithful are called to imitate.
U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan
American doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Jordan are performing badly needed surgeries and other medical treatment free of charge to thousands of Syrian refugees who can no longer afford basic health care.
Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities
An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.
Archdiocese to host three rallies and Masses before March for Life
Because of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump with its parade and festivities, this year’s archdiocesan Rally and Mass For Life and the annual national March for Life will be held Jan. 27, about a week later than usually held.
Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life
Participants in the annual March for Life always have two identical memories: the brisk January chill on the streets of the nation's capital, and the long bus ride.
Jerusalem archbishop: Mideast Christians suffer but keep faith strong
Except for specific incidents in Egypt and one in Libya, Christians in the Middle East are suffering the same fate as their fellow citizens, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told media.
Vatican diplomat: Religious prejudice in media, public debate on rise
Governments need to report, condemn and address all forms of discrimination against Christians, including intolerance shown in the media and public debates, said a Vatican diplomat.
USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.
Put aside ideology and work to rebuild Aleppo, say Catholic leaders
Mideast Catholic leaders are urging people to put aside ideology and blame and work to rebuild the city of Aleppo, Syria.
U.S. humanitarian group urges Catholics to say rosary on pope's birthday
No Greater Love, a Washington-based humanitarian organization, is asking Catholics everywhere to offer Pope Francis a spiritual bouquet by praying the joyful mysteries of the rosary on his 80th birthday, Dec. 17.
Organizers announce 'The Power of One' as theme for 2017 March for Life
Organizers of the March for Life made it clear Dec. 13 that although they're "cautiously optimistic" about eventually overturning the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision with a Donald Trump administration and a Republican-controlled House and Senate, they don't expect to be in lockstep with other aspects of the new president's agenda.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces new funding for BOOST low-income student scholarship program
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Dec. 13 that he will double funding for the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) program to a total of $10 million over the next three years.
Pope Names Bishop Edward Burns as new bishop of Dallas
Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, as bishop of Dallas. The appointment was announced in Washington, Dec. 13, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Ohio lawmakers send governor two bills restricting abortion
On Dec. 8, lawmakers passed a measure to ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. On Dec. 6, they approved legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.
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