Franciscans sell coffee to benefit aging sisters, Honduran farmers

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PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- A Pittsburgh community of Franciscan sisters has entered the world of private-label coffee brands, aiding both their own aging sisters and poor Honduran coffee farmers in the process.


Archbishop hopes to see real work on immigration begin after election

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (CNS) -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio said he would like to see a moratorium on new state and local immigration legislation and echoed an earlier call by the body of U.S. bishops for an end to federal enforcement raids.


Catholic high schools aren’t just for the rich

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The high cost of Catholic education leaves many in the dust. One mother argues that it will take the whole church to pick up the children who are left behind.

Last fall I found myself planting a yard sign in front of a modest house in Toledo, Ohio. I thought about the high school girl the sign was celebrating. “Home of a new NDA Eagle!” it announced.


First saplings of Vatican reforestation project to be planted

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The first saplings of the Vatican Climate Forest, a reforestation project to offset the Vatican's carbon dioxide emissions, will be planted in November, the Vatican newspaper said.


Congressmen outline proposal to ban sex-selection abortions in U.S.

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Despite evidence that sex-selection abortions may be occurring in the United States, U.S. law affords "less protection from sex-based feticide" than India or China do, according to proposed legislation that is to be introduced soon in the House of Representatives.


People must live morally, ethically, to save environment, says pope

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- The only way to put an end to environmental degradation is for people to live more simply and ethically, said Pope Benedict XVI.


Catholic Charities looks to improve affordable housing options

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Charities USA has called for a nationwide effort to develop affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income people as they face mounting pressure to keep a roof over their heads.


Industrial farming takes money away from rural areas, study says

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new study said that industrial farming practices -- also known as confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs -- take more money away from rural communities than they leave behind, and leave less money in rural areas than do smaller, family run farms.


Campaign '08: Once allies on immigration, Obama, McCain now diverge

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Not long ago, the two leading presidential candidates clearly supported the same approaches to fixing the dysfunctional U.S. immigration system.


Faith-based invesitors issue statement on market collapse

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NEW YORK CITY -- For the past three decades, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR, http://www.iccr.org) have worked with financial institutions to address the needs of the poor to obtain access to capital for: sustainable development, affordable housing in the U.S. and responsible lending in developing countries.


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