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Churches upfront about legal risks when providing immigrants sanctuary

The Field Hospital: A handful of Catholic parishes and institutions across the country are offering sanctuary to immigrants threatened with deportation. There is no legal exemption for churches in immigration law, but federal agents have generally left church property alone.

Pope's quotes: No voice

Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.

What is forgotten cannot be healed

The Peace Pulpit: It's so important that we as a people, followers of Jesus who teaches us this truth about God, that God is kind and merciful, full of compassion, Jesus who teaches us that truth calls us to be the same.  

Renowned investigator of Marian apparitions dies at 99

Msgr. Rene Laurentin, who spent a lifetime studying Marian apparitions, died Sept. 10 at the age of 99 in Evry, France.

Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities

Church officials fear that newly revised religious affairs regulations released by the Chinese government will be used to further suppress religious activities.

Mercy can scandalize those who don't see their own sin, pope says

Celebrating the feast of St. Matthew, Pope Francis said it was interesting how many Catholics today seem to be scandalized when God shows mercy to someone.

Catholic poverty advocates fear children's insurance program could be cancelled

A program that provides low-cost health insurance to nearly 9 million children in the United States is facing a Sept. 30 deadline for renewal of its federal funding, amid Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Links for 09/21/17

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Bishop McElroy on the cancer in the church; "the weirdest U.N. speech ever"; look back at Youngstown's tragedy.

'Disarming Beauty' is work of evangelization for our time

Distinctly Catholic: Fr. Julián Carrón has led the Communion and Liberation movement since 2005 when the movement's founder, Msgr. Luigi Giussani, died. Carron's new book, Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth and Freedom, is at once splendid and frustrating.

After Stockley verdict, Catholics asked to step up to "St. Louis' Selma"

Organized religion reasserts its role to help facilitate healing in the St. Louis metropolitan area, following demonstrations about the acquittal of a white former police officer in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith.