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Watch Live: Catholic Bishops Hold Mass on the Border Highlighting Humanitarian Crisis from Failure to Act on Immigration Reform

On the U.S.–Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz., today, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border and Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, will celebrate Mass on behalf of the nearly 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998.

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Trumka and Bishop Blaire Urge Congress to Pass Immigration Reform, Ask Obama to Halt Deportations

Photo at immigration rally in Washington, D.C.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Blaire, Catholic bishop of Stockton and a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ domestic policy committee, wrote the following Op-Ed, which appeared in the Sacramento Bee last week

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Nuns on the Bus Visit Might Be Exactly What Mitt Romney Needs

Nuns on the bus condemn Romney's 47% comment.

Remember Nuns on the Bus? This summer's inspiring anti-poverty movement arrived in New York City on Monday, where the nuns and their supporters promptly hopped off the bus and onto the Staten Island Ferry to highlight how Republican budget proposals would impact poverty programs throughout the state. The group's leader, Sister Simone Campbell, told ThinkProgress that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about the "47 percent" were "shocking." 

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On a Mission With Nuns On the Bus

Photo courtesy of the Network Lobby Facebook Page

Usually you don’t hear a lot about nuns in the mainstream media. But everyone’s talking about the Nuns on the Bus these days and the ruckus made by Sister Simone Campbell and her band of sojourners. These Roman Catholic nuns chose the bus tour as a very public way to bear witness—to speak out against the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

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Top Catholic Bishop Urges Focus on Poverty, Joblessness

With more than 46 million people living in poverty in the United States and unemployment stuck at 9.1 percent, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling on other clergy to preach on the issue of   poverty and to educate church members and advocate for the poor and unemployed.

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