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Recent articles by Rhina:

Armed with prayers and signs, young immigrants hail high court’s decision

DACA was implemented in 2012 under an executive order from President Barack Obama, but in 2017, the Trump administration rescinded it with its own executive order. → Read More

El Paso bishop calls for release of nonviolent migrants in detention

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the U.S. faster than anywhere else in the world, the Catholic bishop of El Paso, Texas, is asking local authorities to release nonviolent migrants at his local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities. → Read More

El Salvador marks 43rd anniversary of Jesuit’s martyrdom as beatification looms

People in El Salvador are remembering the martyrdom of Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande on his 43rd anniversary and on his expected beatification. → Read More

U.S. sees steady decline in number of undocumented immigrants

A report released Feb. 28, says that from 2010 until 2018, a total of 2.6 million Mexican nationals "left the U.S. undocumented population" and 45% of those "left voluntarily." → Read More

At Mass in Havana, Cardinal Dolan highlights church’s unifying teachings

In his pastoral visit to Cuba, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York stresses the unifying link that the Eucharist provides to Catholics everywhere. → Read More

After probe is announced, Brooklyn bishop says he wants his ‘good name cleared’

In a Jan. 21 statement from the Brooklyn Diocese, the bishop said he "looks forward to the investigation of the allegation made against him and having his good name cleared and restored." → Read More

At year’s end, humanitarian aid for migrants moves across border

Makeshift camps have formed close to the border in Mexico, where people wait their turn for a hearing on U.S. soil → 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