Judge Blocks Trump’s Order on State Refugee Resettlement

A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject resettling refugees in their jurisdictions.

San Antonio Conference to Focus on Unity in Time of Polarization

One hundred years ago, a young Italian woman was born into a family that would be plagued by poverty and the devastation of war. In the middle of it all, a religious experience transformed her life, leading her to form what would be known as the “Focolare” movement, dedicated to promoting peace and solidarity.

Residents Fear What May Come Next After Quakes, Archbishop Says

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan lives on the northern part of the island, which was spared most of the worst effects of the quakes. But on a Jan. 10 visit to the island’s southern region in the Diocese of Ponce – what he could see of it – the damage was much worse.

Texas Catholics Decry Governor’s Decision to Spurn Refugees

Catholic bishops across Texas have said Jan.10’s decision by Governor Greg Abbott not to allow new refugees to settle in the state is “deeply discouraging and disheartening” and are calling on the Catholic governor to reverse his stance.

CNN Settles Suit With ‘MAGA’ Teen

CNN has settled a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed by a student of Covington (Ky.) Catholic H.S. over the cable news network’s coverage of an encounter between the student and a Native American elder during the annual March for Life rally in Washington last January.