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Migration aid project study focuses on ‘Catholic social innovation’

A new global study conducted by FADICA examines the Catholic response to the humanitarian crisis that has forcibly displaced 65 million people worldwide, including 22.5 million refugees.

Baltimore cardinal booed, heckled at ’66 hearing for backing fair housing

For the first time in more than a half century, digitized footage of the Cardinal Lawrence J. Shehan's television appearance speaking in favor of an open housing bill is now available for viewing

Artificial contraception, abortion have damaged society, say speakers

The encyclical "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life") was the topic that speakers such as Archbishop Charles Chaput and lay women addressed last week on the document's 50th anniversary.

Fifty years after release, ‘Humanae Vitae’ praised as prophetic encyclical

The symposium was titled "Embracing God's Vision for Marriage, Love and Life," and brought together experts on a variety of topics related to the encyclical's teachings on human sexuality and family life.

Documentarian: Vanier’s world of L’Arche communities ‘makes sense to me’

Randall Wright made the film documentary "Summer in the Forest" on the L'Arche communities founded by Canadian Jean Vanier.

Priest from Philippines serving in Pennsylvania named bishop by pope

Father Medil Sacay Aseo, 63, a priest from the Philippines who is serving in the Diocese of Greensburg's International Priests Program, has been appointed bishop of the Diocese of Tagum in the Philippines by Pope Francis.

USCCB president praises pope for ‘powerful words’ calling all to holiness

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo said he is grateful to Pope Francis for "his powerful, straightforward words" in his new apostolic exhortation on "the call to holiness in today's world."

Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has been studying poverty at the federal level from Washington, but he took a few hours to learn what poverty looks like on the front lines with a visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth April 3.

Catholic peace activists face charges after detention at submarine base

UPDATED - The protesters said they broke into the base for nuclear-armed subs to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to "repent of the sin of white supremacy."

Catholic leaders react to Trump’s plan to send National Guard to border

UPDATED - San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said Trump's move was a "senseless action and a disgrace on the administration."