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Refugee Council USA: lobbying arm for refugee contractors on the move

In our previous post we reported that the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) apparently played a role in getting those 14 Senators signed on to a letter urging Obama to open the flood gates to 65,000 Syrian refugees before his term in office expires! 650 more words

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Scathing report calls for dismantling immigrant detention system

By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON — A scathing new report on the conditions under which immigrants are detained concludes with the U.S. bishops’ recommendation that the current system be dismantled and replaced with less drastic approaches for keeping track of people whose immigration cases are pending. 811 more words

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Lectionary Gospel - Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 10, 2015



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Catholics want their cake and eat it too! Again!

Your tax dollars:

Here is one more whiny opinion piece by a Catholic ‘leader’ about the Obama Administration order that says if you get federal money, you have to offer abortion services.  497 more words

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I have removed all content from the Gospel Readings section until further notice.  It is not clear to me whether or not posting content from the New American Bible and/or the Daily Roman Missal is a violation of copyright.  51 more words


Houston, TX: "Dazzling diversity" turns red states blue

This is one of those warm and fuzzy stories telling us about the joys of diversity in the midst of cowboy country.  Frankly, it made me think it might already be too late to save our conservative values and American way of life.  633 more words

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ACLU sues feds in bid to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants

Fox News: Providing food and shelter to illegal immigrants isn’t enough for federally-funded Catholic organizations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception to them as well.   465 more words

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