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Politics & Society News
May 26, 2017
In recent years, the Jesuit university "has experienced a series of financial challenges," like many small, public and private universities, a university news release said.
A migrant child sits on the deck of rescue ship as it arrives on April 19 in Augusta, Italy. (CNS photo/Darrin Zammit Lupi, pool via Reuters)
Politics & Society News
May 26, 2017
Migration should be "a choice rather than something forced or involuntary," said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza.
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, Laos, places his hands on a new bishop during a 2010 ordination Mass. (CNS CNS photo/UCAN handout via EPA)
Faith News
May 25, 2017
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.
Philippine government soldiers walk past a mosque before their May 25 assault on Maute insurgents, who have taken over large parts of the town of Marawi. Residents started to evacuate Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
May 25, 2017
Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi on May 23.
People hold pro-life signs in front of Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, Iowa, in 2015. (CNS photo/Lindsay Steele, The Catholic Messenger) 
Politics & Society News
May 23, 2017
In April, the Iowa Legislature changed the current Medicaid family planning waiver program to prevent reimbursement of abortion providers, which includes Planned Parenthood.
A man argues with a Haitian National Police officer on March 1 as a police line blocks a street during a march calling for better labor conditions in Port-au-Prince. (CNS photo/Andres Martinez Casares, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
May 23, 2017
Tens of thousands of Haitians enrolled under the Temporary Protected Status program can stay in the United States until at least January.
Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Over a dozen people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Politics & Society News
May 23, 2017
Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected "by this senseless act of violence" in Manchester, England.
President Donald Trump speaks during the 36th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Monday, May 15, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society News
May 22, 2017
Trump's memorandum directed the U.S. secretary of state "to implement a plan to extend the Mexico City Policy to 'global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.'"
In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, stands before the opening of the 85th Texas Legislative session in the house chambers at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Faith News
May 15, 2017
The bill allows organizations and individuals "with sincerely held religious beliefs to remove themselves from actions in direct violation of their faith."
Protesters, who are against the Senate Bill 4 Sanctuary Cities ban, rally outside the Texas Department of Insurance building, where Gov. Greg Abbott has an office in Austin, Texas, on Monday, May 1, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Politics & Society News
May 12, 2017
The Catholic bishops said the Texas law "does not help peace officers build trust with the migrant community."