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Category: Media Watch

An Urgent Threat to Native Families at the Supreme Court

The United States government has a long history of attempting to eradicate tribes through the forced removal and assimilation of Native children. This heinous tactic has been wielded against tribal nations and Native children repeatedly since European settlers arrived – and it is happening again now. In just 30 days,

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

The Hispanic or Latino population grew in the United States from 50.5 million (16.3% of the U.S. population) in 2010 to 62.1 million (18.7%) in 2020. Here in Maryland, more than 11% of the population of the state is made of people who are Hispanic or Latino. A month long

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How To Renew Yout DACA in 2022

DACA continues to be under threat. The Texas v. United States DACA case will now be heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on July 6, 2022. This case was previously before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas where Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that DACA

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Resources to Support Ukraine Refugees

What can I do to respond? There are ways that you can help those who have been forced to flee from the conflict in Ukraine: Give: support JRS’s response and our work in Europe, where the situation is rapidly unfolding. We continue to accompany, serve, and advocate for those forced to

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What’s next for DACA

What’s next for DACA: Court battles and pressure on Congress Democrats pushed to pass legislation to protect DACA recipients as DOJ moves to appeal ruling striking down program Pressure has intensified on Congress to find a legislative solution for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants after a Texas federal judge struck down the

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Centering our Faith and Worker Justice on Labor Day

A recent study found that Catholic Social Teaching on the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers was the single “most overlooked” element in Catholic Social Teaching today. Labor Day weekend offers a great opportunity to share this aspect of our faith with our brothers and sisters in the

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The Feast of St Ignatius

July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556. Born in 1491, Ignatius was a different kind of saint. As the noted Jesuit historian Fr. John O’Malley, SJ, observed, “Ignatius redefined the

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The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, This June, let us advocate for migrants at our southern border who face mortal danger. Many Latinos have varied but valid reasons to come to our door: death squads in their home countries, gangs that had been extorting money from them, misguided leaders who ruined economies

The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Rule of Law and Humility. It’s a shame whenever people break the law and gloat about it. Since moving to Baltimore, on a number of occasions I have nearly lost my life to reckless drivers who decided it’s within their right to drive over 100 miles an hour on an

The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, This June, let us advocate for migrants at our southern border who face mortal danger. Many Latinos have varied but valid reasons to come to our door: death squads in their home countries, gangs that had been extorting money from them, misguided leaders who ruined economies

The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Rule of Law and Humility. It’s a shame whenever people break the law and gloat about it. Since moving to Baltimore, on a number of occasions I have nearly lost my life to reckless drivers who decided it’s within their right to drive over 100 miles an hour on an

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