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PODCAST: Surge in Apprehension of Unaccompanied Minors Migrating to U.S.

Over the past few weeks we have seen media attention skyrocket on the increase of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. The Obama administration estimates about 60,000 "unaccompanied minors" - children under 18 - will enter the United States illegally this year and projects that number to grow to nearly 130,000 next year.

Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

At the end of the class, as I gathered my leaves and said goodbye to the students, my partner took one of my leaves—my favorite of the three—and then took my hand, looked in my eyes and smiled. When she let go, one of her beautiful leaves was in my hand. A way to remember each other, a symbol of solidarity, an icon of her warm heart and the hard start she was overcoming.
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Prayers for Peace in Iraq: National Catholic Organizations Join Pope Francis

National Catholic organizations are joining Pope Francis in calling for prayers of peace in the midst of increasing violence in Iraq.