Catholic Courier

Posted: July 7, 2009

Last Updated: January 17, 2017

World & Nation

February 27, 2017
USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms.

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February 24, 2017
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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February 24, 2017
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says

Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.

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February 23, 2017
Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.

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February 23, 2017
Sanctuary advocated by grass-roots leaders to blunt deportation crackdown

The push for sanctuary was on a lot of minds at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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February 21, 2017
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you

A practical first step toward holiness -- as well as for assuring peace in one's family and in the world -- is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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February 17, 2017
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups

Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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February 17, 2017
Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'
Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces 'crackdown'

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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February 17, 2017
USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would "do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty."

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