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Pope: Migrants' deaths should provoke sadness, action, not indifference

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The tragic deaths of thousands of men, women and children who die while searching for a better future should trigger compassion and action, not indifference, Pope Francis said.

Diocese issues statement regarding Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

At spring assembly, U.S. bishops urged to promote, support families

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops, gathered in New Orleans for their spring general assembly June 11-13, were urged to promote and support Catholic families.