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IMAGE: CNS photo/Michael Brown, Catholic Outlook By Michael Brown NOGALES, Mexico (CNS) — Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, grew emotional talking about the harrowing stories she heard from immigrants about the life they left behind to seek refuge in the United States. “The suffering

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with help from Catholic organizations. About two dozen families in all were brought back together on that date

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic Press Association, which includes English-speaking Canada, is a member of the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Libreria Editrice Vaticana By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing “Humanae Vitae,” the

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy the Josephites By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together. The year, 1968, was a tumultuous one in American history. The country was struggling to implement civil rights for blacks, protests of

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings. Having made the treacherous trip through the desert landscape and across the border, the lucky

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Paul Jeffrey NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan (CNS) — While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine. For outsiders, it takes a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters By David Agren COPAN, Honduras (CNS) — Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “What matters is not