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In receiving pallium, cardinal, Detroit native, says he will ‘spend my life for the flock’

By Al Frank Catholic News Service NEWARK, N.J.— Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the U.S. papal nuncio, imposed the pallium on Detroit native Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the sixth archbishop of Newark, at a Sept. 14 Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. “I confess that, among all the ‘stuff’ episcopal ministry requires that I…

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

San Antonio— Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly to immediate and long-term recovery efforts. Making the presentation was Dominican Sister Donna Markham,…

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work. Although the…

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

Detroit-area parishioners can help through prayers, donating to relief efforts WASHINGTON — Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The…