The Protestant and Catholic Reformations

In the past year there’s been a series of events — especially in Europe — leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 31. It was an event that set off more than a century of religious warfare and changed the practice of Christianity worldwide.

At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

By Patricia Zapor

A group of U.S. bishops, led by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston and including Seattle's Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, celebrated Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. The bishops were on a two-day visit to the U.S. border calling attention to the plight of migrants and appealing for changes in U.S. immigration policy.

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