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Catholic refugee resettlement groups hoped that on day one in office, President Biden would officially authorize increasing the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. Eighty-six days later, they're still waiting.
The second Women of the Church conference, in October at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, is meant to respond to the signs of the times, including renewed attention to laity.
Speakers at the event emphasized how climate-related disasters and other environmental hazards disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities around the world.
Catholic groups are combatting misinformation about refugees and lobbying members of Congress and administration officials in an effort to convince Trump to raise the cap.