At Mexican camp near U.S. border, asylum-seekers grow more desperate
Sister Norma Pimentel, director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, speaks with a young resident of a tent camp in Matamoros, Mexico. (CNS photo/David Agren)

At Mexican camp near U.S. border, asylum-seekers grow more desperate

Fear has gripped the camp in recent weeks as at least seven individuals have been found murdered with their bodies left along the river’s edge.

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Virtual pilgrimage, concrete donation: Holy Land Catholics ask for help
Franciscan friars are pictured in a file photo holding candles as they pray in the grotto of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, custos of the Holy Land, asked Catholics around the world to make a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land and make a real donation to support the church in the region. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)

Virtual pilgrimage, concrete donation: Holy Land Catholics ask for help

Pilgrimages are a major source of support for Christians in the region, but “here in Jerusalem, we haven’t seen a pilgrim in six months.”

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Federal bill hopes to decrease veterans’ suicide rate
U.S. soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol Nov. 1, 2018, in Manbij, Syria. (CNS photo/Zoe Garbarino, U.S. Army handout via Reuters)

Federal bill hopes to decrease veterans’ suicide rate

WASHINGTON (CNS)-Legislation in Congress intends to direct more money to local initiatives to stop what the bill's backers call an "epidemic" of suicide...

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