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Conference takes bird’s-eye view at complex U.S. immigration landscape

The 19th Annual Immigration & Policy Conference unraveled numbers and unveiled trends in the movement of people across continents.

Dominican sisters celebrate 50 years of religious life, friendship

On July 8, Sisters Elizabeth Anne Allen and Jean Marie Warner of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia didn't just celebrate 50 years of religious profession, they also celebrated a half-century of friendship.

Courage, self-sacrifice of first responders recognized at Blue Mass

The Diocese of Portland recognized the service and sacrifice of first responders throughout the state of Maine at its annual Blue Mass, celebrated this year Sept. 18 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

What is the Doctrine of Discovery and will Vatican statement affect it?

A date for a new papal statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, promised by Pope Francis on his way home from Canada to Rome, has not been announced.

Giant puppet of Syrian refugee girl makes stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

"Little Amal," a giant puppet that is on a worldwide pilgrimage to raise awareness about the plight of unaccompanied refugee minors, made a stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral Sept. 18.

Author, former Marine, ponders how faith tempers horror, violence

In December 2020, former U.S. President Barack Obama selected Phil Klay's book, "Missionaries," as one of his favorite books of the year.

Society now understands need for outreach to gangs, says Homeboy founder

Society now has a better understanding of the need to reach out to gangs and gang members, said Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, who has ministered to gang youth in Los Angeles for decades.

Making room: Catholics with disabilities hope synod will hear their voices

The Gospel of St. John tells the story of Jesus' encounter with a man who was born blind. Upon seeing him, the disciples asked Jesus if the man's blindness was due to his sins or that of his parents.

Pairing fun, faith on socks guides couple’s journey in footsteps of saints

Even before Scott Williams shared his unusual idea for a side business during a road trip to Chicago, his wife, Elisabeth, had learned that he is always up for an adventure.

Pope urges Italians to have more children, welcome migrants

Pope Francis traveled to southern Italy on Sunday to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy’s national election, and delivered a message that hit on key domestic campaign issues including immigration.