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Msgr. Owen Campion of Nashville, Tenn., retired on June 30 after a long career in the Catholic press as an editor and associate publisher. • A few months after Donald J. Trump’s clash with Pope Francis over immigration policy, a new poll finds that most U.S. Catholics support Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, by almost 20 percentage points, with white Catholics narrowly supporting Trump, the Republican candidate, and Hispanic Catholics choosing Clinton by a wide margin. • The Vatican announced on July 13 the appointment of Kim Daniels, a former spokesperson for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to the newly formed Secretariat for Communication. • The California Catholic bishops announced their support on July 14 for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty. • El Salvador’s Supreme Court struck down the country's amnesty law on July 13, opening the door to lawsuits from perhaps thousands of victims of abuses during the civil war in El Salvador, which ended in 1992. • On June 30, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of an Indiana law that makes it illegal for women in the state to have an abortion solely because of the race, gender or disability of a fetus.

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 10.17.2018 Pope Francis greets Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
“We take people where they are, walking with them, moving forward,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2018
Catherine Pakaluk, who currently teaches at the Catholic University of America and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, describes her tweet to Mr. Macron as “spirited” and “playful.”
Emma Winters October 19, 2018
A new proposal from the Department of Homeland Security could make it much more difficult for legal immigrants to get green cards in the United States. But even before its implementation, the proposal has led immigrants to avoid receiving public benefits.
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 19, 2018
 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, and then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, are seen in a combination photo during the beatification Mass of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
In this third letter Archbishop Viganò no longer insists, as he did so forcefully in his first letter, that the restrictions that he claimed Benedict XVI had imposed on Archbishop McCarrick—one he alleges that Pope Francis later lifted—can be understood as “sanctions.”
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 19, 2018