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US bishops: Deporting children and families won’t solve migration crisis

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants will not discourage immigrants who are fleeing their countries as a last resort, the U.S. bishops said. From Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, the Department of Homeland Security searched […]

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Meet the families bearing the consequences of environmental change

Manila, Philippines, Dec 13, 2015 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Mary Ann Remocaldo, taking out the trash is not just a simple household chore. Instead, proper waste disposal has meant the difference between living normally and worrying about dangerous floods and diseases.   Until recently, the […]

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Cardinal O’Malley to families: Want to evangelize? You’d better have these two qualities

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 25, 2015 / 07:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As thousands of Catholics descended upon Philadelphia to hear talks about family and faith, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley had a message for them: Don’t be a party pooper.   “Beauty and joy are the most powerful tools […]

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Families take in refugees as Pope calls on Europe’s churches to open their doors

Rome, Italy, Sep 7, 2015 / 03:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With many European families already opening their homes to refugees, the current head of the Jesuit's refugee agency says Pope Francis' appeal for parishes to open their doors offers a practical way of combating what is otherwise […]

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Labor Day the Catholic way: help young workers and struggling families

Washington D.C., Sep 7, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The need for decent work at a living wage – one which can support a family – was a key theme of the U.S. bishops’ 2015 Labor Day message, which sought to restore work to its “honored […]

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What to learn at the World Meeting of Families: The family is a gift from God.

Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Meeting of Families event next month in Philadelphia aims to lead families to know their importance as a gift from God and to help them open their hearts to Jesus Christ, a priest involved in […]

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Illinois diocese: New policy tells families what to expect from Catholic schools

Springfield, Ill., Aug 29, 2015 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- Cooperation, not exclusion, is the goal of a new parental agreement for students in Catholic schools run by the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., an official with the diocese has said. “We have been and remain committed to partnering […]

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US bishops: Stop shameful detention of migrant families

San Antonio, Texas, Mar 31, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Family detention centers across the U.S. are filling up with children and young mothers  who are seeking shelter from violence, abuse, and persecution in their Central American home countries – and U.S. bishops are not pleased […]

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Prepping for media ahead of World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 8, 2015 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s visit the United Kingdom in 2010 was supposed to be a disaster. Several people were calling for his arrest upon arrival. No one was expected to show up for his audiences, except maybe […]

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Big families bring hope – not poverty, says Pope

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2015 / 11:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has rejected the “simplistic” belief that large families are among the causes of poverty, stressing that economic systems which create a culture of waste are to blame. “Families know they are essential to the life […]

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