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DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress

Three young adults with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status remain undaunted after years of little to no action on their behalf in Congress and the courts, including the Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing that could permit the Trump administration to cancel the program.

California school shooting hits home for Santa Clarita Catholics

Father Avenido said the family of the shooter has attended St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Santa Clarita. He has already been asked: If the service for Nathaniel Berhow is here, would he accept it?

Everyday Heroes: Priest who once dreamed of majors now an MLB chaplain

Before he was a priest, Burke Masters was a student- athlete and baseball player who waited for years for his call up to the major leagues. But when the call finally came, he was wearing a different uniform than he expected.

Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

With "overwhelming joy," Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6, 2019, that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Daleiden to appeal multimillion judgment in Planned Parenthood lawsuit

UPDATED - Planned Parenthood was awarded as much as $2.2 million in damages Nov. 15, 2019, after a federal jury in San Francisco ruled that Daleiden had broken federal and state laws when he secretly recorded workers for the organization.

Oklahoma City archbishop mourns shooting incident in which three died

The incident unfolded shortly before 10 a.m. outside a Walmart store in the town of 22,000 located about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, according to police.

As immigration lawyer, woman religious helps reduce clients’ anxiety

The Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception at the Mallinckrodt Convent in Mendham, New Jersey labor in the fields of education, health care, parish ministry and social justice. Many work in the Diocese of Metuchen.

Boston historian believes some of Virginia’s first slaves were Catholic

Historians know little about the Africans who arrived four hundred years. They know their journey began in the port city and capital of modern-day Angola, Luanda. A professor of history and African American studies believes the homeland of the enslaved people suggests they were Catholics.

Pope names Archbishop Caccia as new envoy to United Nations

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis' choice to be the Holy See's new permanent observer to the United Nations, said the pope has given him the mission of enlightening international discussions and debates with the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez asked Catholics of the archdiocese to pray with him for the victims of the Nov. 14 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.