Catholic Courier

Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown' CNS photo by Reuters
February 17, 2017

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds
Americans grow warmer toward religious groups, Pew study finds
February 15, 2017
Americans are feeling more positive toward various religious groups than they did less than three years ago.
 
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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
February 10, 2017

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country's refugee resettlement program.

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Pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
Pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims
February 8, 2017

Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.

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Hundreds show support for refugees
Hundreds show support for refugees
February 6, 2017

Hundreds of people recently showed their support of refugees and immigrants by flocking to two events in Monroe County.

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Bishop Matano seeks prayers for refugees
Bishop Matano seeks prayers for refugees
February 2, 2017

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has joined Catholic bishops around the nation in expressing his desire for a "just and charitable resolution" to the controversy surrounding refugees seeking entry into the United States

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Schools unite at cathedral for Mass with bishop
Schools unite at cathedral for Mass with bishop
February 1, 2017

Feb. 1 started mighty early for Piper Young. She arose at 5:20 a.m., leaving Elmira at 7:15 for her first trip ever to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy
Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy
February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February.

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