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Catholics, other Christian leaders ask politicians to address immigration

Catholics have joined a group of Christian faith leaders asking politicians to address immigration reform within 100 days of the 2017 legislative session of Congress.
Muslims Uzair Siddiqui, 23, and Fariha Hossain, 21, pose for a photo at Camp Rancho Framasa in Nashville, Ind., with Anne Taube, 30, a Catholic who is the camp's assistant director. In early August the camp was the setting for about 150 Muslim youths from across the country to enjoy a week of swimming, canoeing, climbing and learning about their faith as well as the Catholic faith. (CNS photo/John Shaughnessy, The Criterion)

Muslims, Catholics build bridges during week of fun, faith at camp

The smiles spread spontaneously, creating the kind of infectious joy that immediately connects people, no matter their backgrounds or faiths.

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Catholic News Service

David Bereit, CEO of 40 Days for Life, speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Sept. 28. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Pro-life groups begin national tour in Washington

A group of pro-life advocates from around the country gathered Sept. 28 in front of the steps of Supreme Court of the United States to announce the start of a national bus tour to rally others to support their cause.

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Catholic News Service

A young fan holds a sign during the game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets Sept. 26 at Marlins Park to honor Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old pitcher, who defected from Cuba at 15 and went on to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed Sept. 25 in a boating accident in Miami Beach, along with two other men. (CNS photo/Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

South Florida's Cuban-American Catholic community and other Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28, a day before his private funeral.

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Catholic News Service

Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez of Santiago de Cuba and Bishop Alvaro Beyra of Santisimo Salvador de Bayamo and Manzanillo, Cuba, speak during a Sept. 27 news conference held by Catholic Extension in Chicago. (CNS photo/CNS photo/Ryan Miller, Catholic Extension)

Catholic Extension plans initiatives to aid church in Cuba, Puerto Rico

Catholic Extension plans to expand its outreach in the Caribbean region, funding church reconstruction in Cuba and expanding its century-long involvement in Puerto Rico in response to the island's ongoing debt crisis.

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Catholic News Service

South Korean activists shout slogans as they hold up banners reading "Overthrow North Korean leader Kim Jong-un," during a Sept 12 protest in Seoul against North Korea's fifth nuclear test. (CNS photo/Jeon Heon-Kyun, EPA)

Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula "on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea," the Vatican spokesman confirmed.

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Catholic News Service

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, is seen speaking at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington in this 2013 file photo. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Catholic University’s president urges ‘zeal’ in defending religious liberty

A pharmacy in Olympia, Washington, loses its court challenge to a state law requiring the owners to violate their religious beliefs by supplying emergency contraceptives.

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Catholic News Service

Vivian Carr and her sons Kenneth Johnston and Ellis Carr speak during a Sept. 23 prayer service at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C. The previous day Vivian's other son, Justin Carr, died from a gunshot wound to the head that he received during protests in Charlotte which turned violent following the fatal police shooting of an African-American man. (CNS photo/Patricia L. Guilfoyle, Catholic Herald)

Charlotte parishioners gather for prayer service, mourn protester’s death

Justin Carr's future looked bright. He had just celebrated his 26th birthday, started a new job, and was getting ready to settle down with his high school sweetheart and start a family.

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Catholic News Service

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington is seen in this 2014 file photo.(CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Too much order in the Supreme Court? No thrills in upcoming docket

The expression "in like a lion out like a lamb" turns on its head when comparing the end of the Supreme Court's last term to the start of its new one Oct. 3.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets pilgrims after his weekly audience Sept. 21 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) See POPE-AUDIENCE-JUDGE Sept. 21, 2016.

Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says

God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.

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