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If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too
Feb 23 2017
When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either.

Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines
Feb 23 2017
Catholic leaders have been urging dignity and respect for migrants and have acknowledged the rampant fear among communities.

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies
Feb 21 2017
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.

Maryland legislators hear wrenching testimony on physician-assisted suicide
Feb 17 2017
The hearing lasted seven hours, with proponents and opponents trading emotional testimonies.

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says
Feb 17 2017
“It necessary to tone it down a bit, to talk less and listen more,” the pope told students and others at Rome Tre University.

Archbishop Lori and other USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty
Feb 17 2017
Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom.

Catholics make their voices heard in Annapolis
Feb 16 2017
“This is the kind of opportunity where we can build bridges,” Archbishop William E. Lori said.

Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Lori urge Congress to pass conscience protections for health care providers
Feb 11 2017
"The Conscience Protection Act will address the deficiencies that block effective enforcement of existing laws," Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori said.

Maryland lawmakers hear testimony on paid sick leave
Feb 10 2017
Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, said the bill allows people to "balance their work with the needs they have at home."

Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
Feb 10 2017
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to resettling refugees and all those fleeing persecution,” Austin Bishop Joe S. Vasquez said.