Catholic Church

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

Only traitors will help build wall, says Catholic Church in Mexico

 03/27/2017 - 05:34
A man on the United States talks to a relative on the Mexican side through the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. The park is the most southwest point in the United States. EFE/JASON SZENES
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Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:15am
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A man on the United States talks to a relative on the Mexican side through the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. The park is the most southwest point in the United States. EFE/JASON SZENES

God Pays

 12/02/2016 - 06:43
Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia
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Churches not only bring faith and civic value, but also an economic value, an "economic halo" that averages $1.5 million per congregation in Philadelphia, according to a recent report by Partners for Sacred Places and University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Cnaan.

That report, "How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Economic 'Halo Effects,' " put the economic weight of the archdiocese and other Catholic entities in Southeastern Pennsylvania at $4.2 billion in fiscal 2015.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:38am
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Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia

'Encuentro' and the search for Latino priests in Philly

 04/13/2017 - 23:57
Latinos make up most of the Catholics in  the area and many churches are looking for the next Latino leaders of the church.