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Entries for June 2018

In countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, many face an insurmountable level of violence, insecurity, and lack of economic opportunities. “Join-or-die” gang recruitment policies make life nearly impossible for innocent youth in gang-controlled areas. Corrupt or otherwise ina...

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Tiny fingers and toes. A little yawn. A loud cry. An infant wrapped in swaddling clothes. "What will this child be?" It is a question every parent asks time and time again. As first steps are taken, as personalities emerge, as a child shows interest in reading or drawing or climbing, the q...

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World Refugee Day: June 20

Posted on June 20, 2018

  There are more dislocated people in the world today than at any point in human history, in-cluding the aftermath of World War II. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church throughout the world are calling on the nations to respond to this growing humanitarian crisis with true compassion. This c...

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World Refugee Day: June 20

Posted on June 15, 2018

The Catholic Bishops of the United States are calling us to learn about immigrants and refu-gees as we prepare to celebrate World Refu-gee Day on June 20th. Here is one of many stories about refugees in our times. For more information and stories about refugees, go to justiceforimmigrants.org. Th...

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 09, 2018

  Have you ever felt judged by your family? St. John Paul II noted that the family "is the cradle of life and love" (On the Lay Members of Christ's Faithful, 40). Yet unmet expectations and divergent priorities can cause tension in even the most loving family situa-tions. This ...

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