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Rhina Guidos

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Recent articles by Rhina:

Nicaraguans in U.S. aim to draw attention to country’s violence

Following the bloodshed, the country's Catholic bishops attempted to dialogue with the government. → Read More

Cardinal O’Malley: Vatican may soon release details of McCarrick investigation

Cardinal O'Malley said of meeting with the Vatican secretary of state in early November: "The long wait has resulted in great frustration on the part of bishops and our people and indeed a very harsh and even cynical interpretation of the seeming silence." → Read More

Martyred Jesuits inspired work and faith of Massachusetts congressman

"I tell people all the time that a lot of my politics and a lot of the way I think about things, was influenced by them," McGovern said, speaking of the Jesuits. → Read More

Catholics arrested with other faith groups protesting low cap for refugees

Catholics joined an array of faith communities, human rights groups, clergy, refugees and refugee resettlement agencies gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Oct. 15 protesting deep cuts to the refugee admissions program. → Read More

The Gospel, not a political party, should guide your vote, panel says

A panel of religious leaders at Georgetown University advised Oct. 2 that Christians should look to the Gospel for how to respond toward others in a national political environment pushing division. → Read More

In an act of Christian love, a murder victim’s brother publicly forgives his killer in court

A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was "an incredible example of Christian love." → Read More

After faith leaders’ border visit, the resolve to help migrants grows

On the eve of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sept. 29, people are working to help them in their plight to survive and live with dignity in accord with their Catholic values. → Read More

5 bishops spent a week visiting migrants at the border—and they’re worried.

In anticipation of the 2019 World Day for Migrants and Refugees, a group of bishops, women religious, lay ministers and others interested in the plight of migrants spent the days prior to the Sept. 29 observance listening to tales of hope, dashed dreams, resilience and uncertainty that are in abundance among migrants in this border region. → Read More

El Paso bishop urges the church to see the face of Christ in migrants

Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Tex. urged a visiting delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to find ways to keep the plight of migrants and immigrants in mind and to help fellow Catholics see Christ in them. → Read More

El Paso remains a resilient, welcoming community despite recent gun violence

When local Catholic leaders Sept. 23 welcomed a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, including lay ministers who tend to migrants in various parts of the U.S., they proudly spoke of the "DNA" of the El Paso community, one that doesn't treat those who aren't from the area as strangers. → Read More

Massachusetts bishops urge ‘substantial’ steps to protect environment

Four Massachusetts Catholic bishops warned of environmental red flags documented by scientists and urged a change in behaviors in a Sept. 16 statement calling for substantial changes to safeguard creation. → Read More

Boston and Santa Fe archbishops call for compassion for immigrants

Immigration policy should combine security with a generous spirit of welcome for those in danger and in need, Cardinal O'Malley wrote. → Read More

Cardinal Tobin joins hundreds of Catholics protesting immigration detention

About 400 participated in the event, which included a procession toward the ICE building as the Newark archbishop led the crowd in a chant of “stop the inhumanity.” → Read More

Police in Wyoming recommend sex abuse charges against retired bishop

Authorities in Wyoming are recommending charges be brought against a retired Catholic bishop who has been found to have "credible" allegations against him. → Read More

Pittsburgh church cancels parish festival after receiving ‘disturbing message’

Due to the recent gun shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a Pittsburgh, Penn. parish has decided to cancel its summer festival after it had received a threatening message. → Read More

With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government

The country's bishops, along with the rest of Catholic Church and the citizenry of Venezuela, have lived in the unfolding chaos that has driven at least 3 million out of the country. → Read More

El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting

“As I visited with victims and those they love, my heart was breaking within me,” Bishop Mark J. Seitz said. → Read More

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," Pope Francis said. → Read More

West Virginia’s attorney general demands more transparency in Bishop Bransfield case

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. → Read More

Bishops back Catholics arrested at Capitol for protesting treatment of immigrant children

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. → Read More