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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 05, 2018
From Montana to Florida and Texas to Maine, homeless shelters opened additional hours and home checks were commonplace as gusty winds carried teeth-chattering Arctic air southward.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceDecember 29, 2017
Hardly a week passed without at least one reaction, statement or commentary, all based on Catholic social teaching.
Graduate students rally against the proposed federal tax reform bill Nov. 29 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Congress must "fix the fundamental flaws" in both the Senate and House versions of the tax bill as lawmakers try to reach an agreement on a final bill, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceDecember 06, 2017
The letter called for a reversal of the bill’s plan to gradually increase taxes on taxpayers in the lowest income brackets while maintaining tax cuts for higher earners, including the most wealthy.
A firefighter battles a wildfire on Oct. 14 near Santa Rosa, Calif. The fire claimed the lives of more than 40 people. (CNS photo/Jim Urquhart, Reuters)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceNovember 10, 2017
Responding to the string of extreme weather events has been a challenge for the society in the affected communities and the society overall.
Activists with the Lancaster Against Pipelines carry a banner in late April during the People's Climate March in Washington. Nearly two dozen people were arrested Oct. 16 as they blocked workers from starting construction of a short leg of a natural gas pipeline on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pa. (CNS photo/Mark Dixon, Wikimedia Commons)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceNovember 08, 2017
A federal court order has temporarily stopped construction on a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, a section of which is being built on land owned by a religious order and is the focus of protests.
A woman holds a sign showing her support for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, during a rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 26. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee, told the U.S. government on Oct. 17 that current TPS recipients from El Salvador and Honduras "cannot return to safely to their home country at this time" and urged their TPS status be extended. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceNovember 08, 2017
Rather than ending TPS advocates say it was time for Congress to develop a legislative plan to allow Nicaraguans, Hondurans and others to remain in the U.S. permanently.
Activists with the Lancaster Against Pipelines carry a banner in late April during the People's Climate March in Washington. Nearly two dozen people were arrested Oct. 16 as they blocked workers from starting construction of a short leg of a natural gas pipeline on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pa. (CNS photo/Mark Dixon, Wikimedia Commons)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceOctober 17, 2017
"We will continue to have a presence here. How can we not? We live here. This is our home."
The Ravenswood Generating Station, which uses natural gas, fuel oil and kerosene to power its boilers, is seen in 2015 in Long Island City, N.Y. Catholic environment advocates expressed concern over a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which would have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceOctober 11, 2017
The EPA has decided to roll back an Obama-era regulation to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceOctober 03, 2017
Divestment from fossil fuels is one way to "look at how one applies the teachings" of "Laudato Si'."
Rescue workers help people on Sept. 20 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria. After battering the Virgin Islands, the hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico, bringing "catastrophic" 155 mph winds and dangerous storm surges. (CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Maria, called a "monster storm" by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, with winds of 155 miles per hour.