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Can US Catholics attempt racial truth and reconciliation?

NCR Today: We Catholics, white Catholics specifically, need the will to open our eyes and examine our own racist behavior. Safe spaces in parishes could help in admitting bias.

Riot police withdraw as bishops, priests visit besieged Nicaraguan city

Clergy from the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua, had planned to pray for peace June 21. Instead, bishops from the archdiocese, Archbishop Waldemar Sommertag, apostolic nuncio to Nicaragua, and about 30 priests from the capital traveled to pray in the besieged city of Masaya. 

Catholics criticize House farm bill that includes benefit cuts, work requirements

In a second effort, the House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed its version of a farm bill, a blow for Catholic organizations opposing it in part due to stricter work requirements it attaches to federal food assistance.

Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border

Catholic Extension announced June 21 it has established a Family Reunification Fund as "a response to the human tragedy unfolding on the nation's southern border" with Mexico.

Catholic leaders use Religious Freedom Week to highlight social services

With the words "religious freedom" becoming ammunition in the ongoing culture wars, Catholic leaders hope a weeklong campaign titled "Serving Others in God's Love" will shift the focus more toward essential human rights and dignity.

We need to resurrect our ideal of welcoming immigrants

Thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans are seeking refuge by crossing our southern border. Most are good people fleeing desperate poverty as well as violent gangs and cartels.

Links for 6/22/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Millennial calls family separation policy 'political violence'; Agreement on objections to Arroyo; Surprising origin for Nazi analogy

Editorial: Sound the horn, bishops, we're waiting

We say: It's time to move extraordinary grassroots efforts to a new place in the national agenda. This requires firm moral leadership. Can the U.S. bishops meet this challenge?

As US secures its borders from women and 8-year-olds, the Gospel gets blamed

Just Catholic: Frightened, starving, poor people walk, they swim, they ride the seas in all sorts of vessels for a chance at freedom. And this is the pope's fault?

Pope's quotes: Can things change?

Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.