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Convocation for Catholic Leaders: A New Dawn

We arrived in darkness, not knowing what to expect, who or what we would find. Upon awakening, it became clear that we were on the edge of something big, monumentally bigger than any one of us.
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Year of Mercy: Watershed of Grace in Flint

Image: Residents of Flint, Mich., watch a live feed of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy testify March 17 in Washington at House hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Mich. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a reminder for Catholics in suburban parishes of their responsibility in this Year of Mercy to reach out to people in need in urban centers, said Father David A. Hannes. The parish, which is in the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, has strong links to Flint. It was founded there in the early 20th century; its first church was built in the city center in 1917, at the corner of North Street and Addison Street.
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Franciscan Respite for Refugees

(CNS photo/Eric Gay, pool via Reuters)  Clutching a plastic bag and holding on to her toddler for dear life, the weary mother pushes open the glass door and steps inside, eyes trained on the floor. She looks up in surprise when first one, then another of the people standing nearby shouts, “¡Bienvenidos!” and begins to applaud. 
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