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Chiara Badano, right, a young member of the Focolare movement who died of bone cancer in 1990, was beatified on Sept. 25 in Rome. • Bishop Raul Vera López of Saltillo, Mexico, was honored by Norway’s Rafto Foundation for Human Rights on Sept. 23 for his opposition to immunity for government officials and his work in defense of oppressed groups in Mexico. • U.S. Catholic Worker groups were among the antiwar, environmental and animal-rights activists wrongly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a report from the Justice Department on Sept. 20. • The United Kingdom group Christian Concern for our Nation is urging British Christians to wear a “Not Ashamed” logo during Advent to protest discrimination endured, it alleges, by Christians in the United Kingdom. • Sue Krentz, an Arizona woman who has embodied border-area problems since her husband’s murder in March, was seriously injured on Sept. 25 after she and another woman were hit by a car after attending Mass in Douglas, Ariz.

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How unfortunate that the arts are caught in the cross-hairs of a ruptured and increasingly misguided political system.
Mark Bosco, S.J. March 28, 2017
The education plan for deportees represents one of the first attempts by the Mexican government to pushback against the policies of the new occupant of the White House.
Jan-Albert HootsenMarch 28, 2017
Me wanting a gang member to have a different life would never be the same as that gang member wanting to have one.
Greg Boyle, S.J.March 28, 2017
President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to repeal key policies meant to curb global warming is a direct contradiction of Catholic social teaching on caring for the environment.
Wyatt MasseyMarch 28, 2017