Pandemic and ICE Hamper Catholics’ Aid to Refugees

For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support asylum-seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now must take place in Mexico.

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Justices Turn Away Fight Over Religious Ads on DC Buses

The Supreme Court on Monday said no thanks to taking up a debate over the right of the Catholic church to post religious advertisements on the side of Washington buses, but Justice Neil Gorsuch warned the local transit agency to tread carefully on the First Amendment.

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Kentucky Students in Viral Encounter Sue Over Tweets From Writers

Several Kentucky Catholic school students involved in last year’s videotaped confrontation with a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and others, claiming their tweets about the incident sparked harassment and threats.

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States Use Catholic Clergy Abuse Lists in Job Screens

In the wake of revelations that scores of Roman Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised in communities across the country, state officials face a quandary: Should they screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that put them in contact with children? And, if so, how?

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