Supreme Court won’t hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 06:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a lower court’s ruling that prevented a federal judge from reviewing their expedited deportation orders.The families were detained in Texas soon after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. They claimed asylum, but immigration judges ruled they … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court won’t hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 06:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a lower court’s ruling that prevented a federal judge from reviewing their expedited deportation orders.The families were detained in Texas soon after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. They claimed asylum, but immigration judges ruled they … [Read more...]

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Lent is over. Now what?

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 03:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it?“We cannot, as Christians, walk out of Easter liturgy and wash our hands of the business. Our life is forever changed, and it can never be what it was, if we believe that a man has walked out of the tomb,” said Fr. Hezekias … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis praises Assisi’s new ‘sanctuary of renunciation’

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday thanked Assisi's bishop for creating a shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi's divestiture, when he renounced his family's wealth, embracing poverty as he stripped himself of his fine clothes.Recalling his October 2013 to Assisi and the Room of Renunciation in the archbishop's residence,  the Pope said that “in that room were so many eloquent testimonies to the scandalous reality of a … [Read more...]

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US bishops: This Easter season, let yourself be filled with joy

Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2017 / 08:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus’ Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter message.“Through Christ's passion, His burial in the tomb and His glorious resurrection, we come to realize the enormity of the Lord's sacrifice for us,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said April 17.While we may feel unworthy of this love, … [Read more...]

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Kansas project helps clients escape the predatory loan cycle

Salina, Kan., Apr 17, 2017 / 04:10 pm (The Register).- In 2015, Shannon found herself swimming in debt from a title loan. She faithfully made the $200 monthly payments. Unfortunately, the entire $200 went to interest.“I kept paying the interest on it and wasn’t getting anywhere,” she said.None of it went to pay down the original $900 loan.“The first time I took a loan out, I was behind on rent,” Shannon said. “Then something else came up and it got out … [Read more...]

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Kansas project helps clients escape the predatory loan cycle

Salina, Kan., Apr 17, 2017 / 04:10 pm (The Register).- In 2015, Shannon found herself swimming in debt from a title loan. She faithfully made the $200 monthly payments. Unfortunately, the entire $200 went to interest.“I kept paying the interest on it and wasn’t getting anywhere,” she said.None of it went to pay down the original $900 loan.“The first time I took a loan out, I was behind on rent,” Shannon said. “Then something else came up and it got out … [Read more...]

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