By Associated Press U.S. Muslim and Latino advocates have joined forces in opposing changes to immigration rules by President Donald Trump, bolstering their alliance as they mull the prospect of aggressive restrictions. In joint press conferences and rallies across the country, … [Read more...] about Muslims, Latinos unify over Trump’s immigration, border plan
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Things may be getting tougher for the government and the nation. Just when the economy seems to be poised for takeoff after over a year of Asia-pacing growth, and soon after mid-term elections handily won by the administration coalition, potentially serious problems are emerging … [Read more...] about Aquino’s tough months ahead: When it rains . . .
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world. He also has used the forums to warn fellow church leaders about drifting from core Catholic values and … [Read more...] about New pope’s views bind simplicity with ‘complexity’
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, stunning the world by announcing his resignation Monday and leaving the already troubled Catholic Church to replace the leader of its 1 billion … [Read more...] about Pope’s bombshell sends troubled church scrambling
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders — a potentially dramatic retreat from a nationwide no-gays policy that has provoked relentless protests. Under the change … [Read more...] about Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy