Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., is seen in this 2012 file photo. On July 19 the Vatican announced disciplinary measures for the bishop, who retired in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 22, 2019
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney said sanctions issued by Pope Francis against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield are a "first step" but demanded further disclosure of the investigation.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 19, 2019
Though they weren't present, at least seven U.S. bishops made their views known via statements supporting the July 18 "Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children" near the U.S. Capitol.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 10, 2019
An exhibit on Chinese empresses featured a rare display by two Jesuit missionaries whose artwork was in the past largely seen only by royalty and high government officials.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service July 08, 2019
Participants, who lobbied U.S. lawmakers after the conference for tougher legislation to combat the problem, learned about its complexities and its global dimensions.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 28, 2019
"There are supposed to be exceptions that are not being respected," said Bishop Seitz, who spoke with immigration officials about allowing the family to enter.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 27, 2019
Bishop Mark J. Seitz walked and prayed with a group of migrants at the Lerdo International Bridge in El Paso as they sought asylum in the U.S. but were turned away.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 21, 2019
Immigration policies rolled out during the Trump administration have spread fear among immigrant populations in the U.S., but Catholic organizations and parishes have responded with renewed efforts focused on helping those groups, a new survey says.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 14, 2019
In less than a year, at least six children are believed to have died while in the custody of immigration officials along the border.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 10, 2019
Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is overseeing the investigation into the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West. Va., expressed regret over how he has handled transparency issues.
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service June 07, 2019
U.S. Archbishop Broglio criticizes the Trump administration's travel ban, saying that the survival of the church in Cuba depends on outside contact.