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Warnings out for Florida, Atlanta said to be in the path. Hurricane Irma heads for Bahamas, Cuba, leaving devastation in its wake

I received an email yesterday for a hurricane "instant novena" (set an egg timer for 15 minutes, say a prayer for those in Irma's path and wake, set the time again, and repeat til you've done this nine times). Probably not a bad idea.

Besides the hurricane, it's been a busy news cycle here at NCR. A few examples follow.

Bannon breaks with Trump on DACA: Conservatives 'are not happy with this' He also blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants, saying "they need illegal aliens to fill the churches."

Bishops respond to Bannon's allegations about supporting immigrants

Who are these DACA folks: 1 in 4 Dreamers Are Parents of US Citizens

As if to prove the U.S. bishops' point: A Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has given refuge to 2,000 Muslims who are living in fear of attacks from a mainly Christian militia

President Trump's nominee to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett: Trump judicial nominee denies she'd put her faith above the law

NCR's Joshua McElwee and Soli Salgado are with the pope in Colombia: Francis encourages Colombians to move beyond 'corrupting darkness' of war Save this link to check highlights throughout the weekend.

See also: Pope praises women's role Latin America church He warns the region's bishops to value them more and not let them be "reduced to servants of our ingrained clericalism."

Other church news: Fr. James Martin in social media fray over LGBT conversation

Hispanic, African-American theologians come together to fight racism

This weekend: Participate in Rocky Mountains Call To Action conference online

  • Opening Address from CTA Executive Director, Zach Johnson
  • Keynote address from Sister Simone Campbell, "You Were Also Once A Stranger: How to Effectively Help the Immigrant in our Midst," followed by Q&A period.

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