OTTAWA - Whether it’s a train crash, a building collapse or a pandemic, the Ottawa Hospital is ready to provide spiritual help through a team of volunteers for those affected.

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VATICAN CITY - The United States and North Korea must return to the negotiating table and focus on improving the quality of life of their people rather than on the might of their advanced weaponry, said a former Vatican diplomat.

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WASHINGTON – Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation granting them permanent residency in the states.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Countless immigrants across the country live in a climate of fear sparked by actions in the new administration, including President Donald Trump's plan to build a U.S.-Mexico wall, his executive order on immigration enforcement and several highly public raids.

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MEXICO CITY – An international organization that works to prevent conflict urged the United States not to institute mass deportations or harsh anti-migration measures without checking on the conditions in the Central American countries to which it is returning migrants.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

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While some church and other groups continue to call for suspension of the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States, the Catholic-sponsored Center for Migration Studies in New York says the Trump administration is supporting the status quo because it has not yet made any substantial change to the U.S. asylum system.

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SALTILLO, Mexico – Edelmiro Cardona hardly had any time to flee his native Honduras with his brother when gang members came calling.

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WASHINGTON – The breadth of President Donald Trump's authority to limit refugees entering the United States will be fought in federal court and some of the legal challenges ultimately may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Sometime around AD 30, in the context of the Roman Empire, Pontius Pilate asked Jesus of Nazareth “What is truth?”

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CHICAGO – On a recent overcast Sunday morning in northwest Chicago, the pews of the small wood-paneled St. Ephrem Chaldean Catholic Church were filled to overflowing. Among the rows of Massgoers sat Firaz Rassam and her sisters.

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ROME, Italy – For American composer J.J. Wright, the Second Vatican Council's call to inculturate the Church's ancient musical traditions into “mission territory” – while preserving its unity – is something he has adopted personally with one of his greatest passions: jazz.

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The U.S. national election brought many issues that the Roman Catholic Church has to face. Below, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the former chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities, addresses the racism that came to the forefront in this U.S. political cycle.

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WARSAW, Poland – Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said citizens are anxious about military threats from neighbouring Russia but said support from Europe and the United States helped calm those fears.

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American voters are being encouraged by their bishops to weigh the issues and candidates carefully as the United States goes to the polls Nov. 8 following a bitter and divisive presidential election campaign.

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