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U.S. Catholic leaders are opposing Arizona’s new immigration law
WASHINGTON (CNS) -— The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration, the archbishop of New York and the bishops of New Mexico have joined a growing chorus of opposition to Arizona’s new immigration bill.

Pope views Shroud of Turin at cathedral
TURIN, Italy (CNS) -— The Shroud of Turin is an icon of “the most radical solidarity”: Christ sharing the loneliest moment of human existence by lying in a tomb, Pope Benedict XVI said after he knelt in silent prayer before the linen cloth.

Robert “Bob” William Smith, 80, a member of St. Bernard Church in Bella Vista, died March 20.

Mexicans, fleeing violence, not likely to get asylum in U.S.
EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -— An unidentified Mexican man and his wife, fearful to reveal their true identities, spoke recently to a group of reporters and immigration advocates in this border city about the violence that forced them to seek refuge in the United States.

New English translation of Roman Missal takes next step
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -— After nine years of work involving Vatican officials, English-speaking bishops around the world and hundreds of consultants, Pope Benedict XVI received a complete version of the English translation of the Roman Missal.

Momentary experience of God’s presence is just ‘foretaste’ of heaven
Frank was a postman and a faithful cradle Catholic. When he came into contact with the Catholic charismatic renewal in the late 1970s, he had a rather dramatic renewal of his faith and a deepening of his personal relationship with God. (Word to Life, Seeds of Faith)

Advice to those fed up with the Church scandals
Disgust over the sex abuse scandals has led many to leave the Catholic Church. Even before these scandals, there was some significant leakage. Despite this unrest, nearly 69 million Americans still call themselves Roman Catholics. (Columns)

A Jewish businessman can inspire Catholic pride
I’m proud to be Catholic and want to thank Sam Miller, a prominent Jewish businessman in Cleveland, for reinforcing that joy. But first, let me say, I am definitely not proud of the child abuse that has happened within our Church. But I also know that the Church in the United States has taken educated strides to make sure our children are protected. (Opinions)

More laws like Arizona’s are on horizon
It is doubtful that Arizona will be able to enforce its tough new immigration law. That is the good news. (Editorial)

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