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Some Catholics attack immigration policies, others urge new approach

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Donald Trump campaigned by saying he would aggressively go after the country’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants, promising deportation forces and a border wall with Mexico paid for by the United States’ neighbor to the south.  Time will tell whether he’ll be…



America Media in ‘greatest transformation’ since 1960s, says top editor

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — America magazine, the Jesuit journal, and its affiliated website, www.americamedia.org, are in the midst of their “greatest transformation” since the 1960s, according to Jesuit Father Matt Malone, who was named editor-in-chief of America in 2012. More content is being placed on the…


If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either. The ongoing global migration and refugee crisis is a case in point. The United States is…


Catholic Schools of Broome County Names Elizabeth Carter as Next President

The Catholic Schools of Broome County system has selected Elizabeth Carter as its next president, according to a release from the organization. The Catholic Schools of Broome County system includes All Saints Elementary School in Endicott, St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, St. James Elementary School in Johnson…



Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In two memos published Feb. 20, the Department of Homeland Security outlined guidelines that White House officials said would enhance enforcement of immigration laws inside the country as well as prevent further unauthorized immigration into the U.S. In a Feb. 21…


Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark. That’s because not only are Catholics marked with a sign of penitence with ashes on their foreheads, but the rich symbolism of the rite…


Catholic media may be remedy for challenges church faces, says CNS head

By Matthew Gambino, Catholic News Service WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CNS) — Catholic news media might be the remedy for three of the greatest challenges facing the church in the United States today, according to a leading Catholic journalist who spoke Jan. 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in suburban Philadelphia. Greg…


Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said. God’s love provides “security” both in difficult moments and even when “I have done something terrible and evil,” the…