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Hispanist and historian Michael Gannon dies at 89

 04/13/2017 - 04:42
Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF
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 Michael Gannon, a renowned historian and Hispanist who specialized in Florida history and the state"s Spanish colonial period, has died, the University of Florida said Wednesday. He was 89.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF

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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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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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 

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Wooden Shoe is a library that contains an atmosphere different from other establishments dedicated to the sale of books, here the approach is collaborative and political. The bookstore is located at 704 South Street. Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla.

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

[OP-ED]: Trump’s Latino enablers will be neither forgiven nor forgotten

 03/24/2017 - 09:24
Durante la campaña, Trump trató a la mayor minoría de Estados Unidos como a una piñata a la que aporrearía para entretener a los electores blancos. EFE
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Latinos are much like the Irish. Both came to America as down-on-their-luck Catholic immigrants from failing countries only to be despised when they got here.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:30am
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During the campaign, Trump treated America’s largest minority like a pinata that he’d smack to entertain white voters. EFE

'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.

Catholic-run home, serves unaccompanied refugee in Pennsylvania

 06/22/2016 - 12:51
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The residence was named for the Blessed Oscar Romero, an Archbishop from San Salvador, who suffered martyrdom amid his efforts to fight for social justice and defend the rights of the poor and marginalized in his home country.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:42am
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From hospice to hope

 02/11/2016 - 17:21
From hospice to hope
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For decades, Catholic dioceses have spent countless hours (and dollars) training our leaders in skills. One consultant showed us how to better manage enrollment. Another showed us how to better manage our finances ... But one of the basic needs we sometimes missed was that no one came along and taught us how to transform our thinking in a way that produced results.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:12pm
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For Catholics, the Lenten season starts this Wednesday

 02/08/2016 - 16:12
South Jersey/Philly Latina blogger Ruby Wright and her family in an Ash Wednesday selfie. Wright's website Growing Up Blackxican celebrates Black and Mexican family life, traditions and community. (Photo: RubyDW, Flickr, CC by 2.0)

This Wednesday, Feb. 10, is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the Lenten season. In place of a column this week, Archbishop Chaput offers responses to a series of questions about Lent.

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:56pm
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South Jersey/Philly Latina blogger Ruby Wright and her family in an Ash Wednesday selfie. Wright's website Growing Up Blackxican celebrates Black and Mexican family life, traditions and community. (Photo: RubyDW, Flickr, CC by 2.0)

There is no equivalence

 08/17/2015 - 11:38
There is no equivalence

A case is sometimes made that abortion is mainly a cultural and moral issue, and politics is a poor solution to the problem. The curious thing is that some of the same voices that argue against political action on the abortion issue seem quite comfortable urging vigorous political engagement on issues like health care, homelessness and the environment.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:11am
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