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Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

April 1, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For a “good Easter,” Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must “enter into the mystery” of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus’ feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said. During his general audience April 1, he also recalled…

Religious leaders at Texas news conference ask U.S. government to stop family detentions of immigrants, adopt humane alternatives

Faith leaders call on U.S. to halt ‘inhumane’ family detention policy

March 31, 2015 DILLEY, Texas (CNS) — Five Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops traveled to the Dilley Detention Center in south Texas March 27 and visited with families — young mothers with children from Central America — who are being detained there. Last year, more than 68,000 families from Central America fled violence in their…

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