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U.S. bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants

Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chair of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to the U.S. as minors without legal documentation. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the Committee on Migration Committee,…

Amid polarization, nation urged to reclaim civility through dialogue

Carolyn Mackenzie Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Political polarization in America has recently peaked, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and Gallup, among others. In a time where such polarization threatens civility in public discourse, Catholic leaders in interviews with Catholic News Service called for respect and trust in dialogue and awareness of…

Canadian bishops: Abortion should not be ‘core’ of foreign policy

Deborah Gyapong Catholic News Service OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian bishops’ conference has denounced a speech by the nation’s foreign minister as “erroneous, confusing and misguided” for suggesting that sexual reproductive rights have become a cornerstone of the nation’s foreign policy. In a June 29 letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Bishop Douglas Crosby…