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Trump’s Immigration Plan Undermines American Identity, Archbishop Chaput Says

'As Christians, our faith obligates us to protect migrant families,' he said at a Sept. 1 panel discussion. 'The duty and the privilege of that commitment apply to all of us equally.'

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Pope Francis to Israeli President: ‘The Challenge Is to Unite’

The Sept. 3 audience focused on the political and social situation in the Middle East, giving special attention to the condition of Christians and other minorities.

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Archbishop Chaput: There’s No Rift Between Pope Francis and the U.S. Bishops

In a recent column, Philadelphia’s archbishop stressed that the U.S. Church is already living out the Pope’s call to care for the poor and needy.

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Papal Letter on Absolution for Abortion Means 'Forgiveness Is Possible'

Post-abortion healing ministries welcomed the papal initiative, but it also sparked some questions among the faithful.

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Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy Indulgence Raises Canonical Questions

COMMENTARY: There are a few canonical ambiguities in the Holy Father’s letter that need clarifications so that his desires can be implemented appropriately.

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Transparent on Trans-Parents: Vatican Vetoes Transsexual as Godfather

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith advised it is ‘impossible to allow’ persons with transsexual behavior to be baptismal godfathers or godmothers.

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Pope Francis: Families’ Faith and Love Can Change the World

The Holy Father spoke of ‘victory of the love of the family’ at Sept. 2 general audience.

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Pope Francis Validates SSPX Confessions for Year of Mercy

The Holy Father’s action has been welcomed by Catholics as a positive step forward.

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