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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention -- even if they are with their parents -- for more than 20 days.

Soon-to-be-deported mother praying to God ‘to keep my family together’

"It's still not enough time for me to get my kids' passports to take them with (me)," said Fierro, the 35-year-old mother of two children, ages 3 and 8.

Onetime Polish war refugee collects history so the world won’t forget

The Poles were the first people aided by the fledgling War Relief Services, which was started in 1943 by the National Catholic Welfare Council of the U.S. bishops in response to the human suffering wrought by war.

Cardinal McCarrick’s 60 years of ministry in church had global impact

Cardinal McCarrick said he will no longer exercise any public ministry "in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

New York Archdiocese posts timeline on cardinal’s ministry, abuse claim

The Archdiocese of New York has posted a timeline of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick's ministry in the church, information on how the archdiocese learned of an abuse allegation against him and the church's procedure for addressing abuse claims.

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick

Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

The Democratic Party seems to have lost its way when it comes to embracing supporters with a religious identity.

DiNardo: All clergy, no matter their ‘standing,’ must protect children

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo issued a response to the announcement that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick will no longer exercise any public ministry after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

About 200 people gathered outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington at a rally to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border June 19.

Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

The retired archbishop of Washington said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry "in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.