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The U.S. Knights of Columbus are partnering with Project Medishare for Haiti to make prosthetic limbs available to Haitian children injured during the earthquake on Jan. 12. • The Turkish government’s decision to allow Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to celebrate the feast of the Dormition of Mary on Aug. 15 at the Panagia Soumela Monastery was a sign of hope for Turkey’s Christian minority, said Thomas Michel, S.J., of Ankara • A coalition of former employees, patients and Greenwich Village residents is suing the New York State Department of Health demanding documents related to the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital in April. • The hedge fund titan and atheist Robert Wilson backed up his faith in New York City Catholic schools with $5.6 million to fund a program that connects Catholic elementary schools to potential alumni-donors. • The Parkman Professor of Divinity and Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School, Francis X. Clooney, S.J., was elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, Great Britain’s national body for the humanities and social sciences. He is a frequent contributor to America’s Web edition.

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“Amoris Laetitia” addresses the reality of Catholics in “non-legitimate unions” and opens the possibility for them to receive the Eucharist under certain conditions.
Gerard O'ConnellFebruary 22, 2017
Immigration officials “no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement” and “have full authority to arrest or apprehend an alien whom an immigration officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of the immigration laws.”
Michael O'LoughlinFebruary 21, 2017
El sistema de libre empresa es compatible con nuestra preocupación por los desfavorecidos, escribe un economista y católico converso.
Arthur C. BrooksFebruary 21, 2017
The pope's emphasis on protecting undocumented workers is particularly significant for Europe and the United States, where the treatment of refugees and migrants has been a consistent challenge.
Gerard O'ConnellFebruary 21, 2017