Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Calling health care "a vital concern for nearly every person in the country," the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Parish on Mexico-Guatemala border prepares for new wave of asylum seekers

FRONTERA COMALAPA, Mexico (CNS) — In the early 1980s, parishioners at the Santo Niño de Atocha parish in this town on the Mexico-Guatemala border opened their church and homes to refugees fleeing civil war in Guatemala.


Trump signs new executive order on refugees, excludes Iraq from ban

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump's new executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, signed March 6, now excludes Iraq from the ban.