A young woman prays on the second evening of an African-American Catholic revival celebration Feb. 6 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in San Diego. The revival was organized by San Diego's Diocesan Commission for African American Catholics as part of Black History Month, observed every February. (CNS photo/David Maung)

African-Americans celebrate faith, family, heritage at San Diego Revival

In the 1930s, Christ the King Parish in a neighborhood just southeast of downtown San Diego was the "mother church" for black Catholics in the city. Racial segregation was the law of the land.

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Noe Ramirez, Francisco Arguelles and Raymundo Mendoza of Houston's Living Hope Wheelchair Association attended the 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington February. Their group supplies wheelchairs and vital medical equipment to low-income immigrants with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (CNS photo/ Rhina Guidos)

Wheelchair charity run by immigrants helps the most vulnerable

Among the many inspiring stories heard by those who attended the 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, the tale of the Living Hope Wheelchair Association stood out for its compassion and resilience.

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A T-shirt showing Pope Francis as a superhero is seen during a news conference to present a charitable initiative at the Vatican Feb. 8. The autograph on the shirt is by retired Italian soccer star Francesco Totti. The superhero image was first created as street art by Mauro Pallotta in 2014. The Vatican will auction off a T-shirt signed by sports celebrities, with proceeds going to charity. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Superpope to the rescue: T-shirt raises money for papal charity

Though not as fast as a speeding bullet, "Superpope" will fly across the world, gathering autographs of sports stars and eventually being auctioned off to raise money for the pope's charity.

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Wojtek Wolski, pictured in an undated photo, will play for Team Canada in the Olympics. He credits his faith and his parents for helping him persevere after a neck injury in 2016. (CBNS photo/courtesy Martin Cloutier)

Fire on ice: Wojtek Wolski’s faith helps keep his Olympic dream alive

Wojtek Wolski has gone from being a can't-miss prospect from St. Michael's College to a disillusioned young man who wanted to quit hockey, to a hospital patient facing a long comeback after shattering injury, and now to a man who has a shot at Olympic glory.

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Cressida Dick, commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Service, poses for a photo during a news conference to talk about the work of the Santa Marta Group, an anti-trafficking initiative, at the Vatican Feb. 9. The international group of law enforcement and church workers fighting human trafficking met with Pope Francis Feb. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

People need to recognize ways they tolerate human trafficking, pope says

Few people have considered how communities and nations actually tolerate and encourage human trafficking, particularly as it relates to prostitution, Pope Francis said.

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Austrian ski jumper Stefan Kraft competes in a qualifying round Feb. 8 during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Olympics officially kick off Feb. 9. (CNS photo/Dominic Ebenbichler, Reuters)

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year's Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. President Donald Trump prays during the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 8 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast.

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Pope Benedict XVI reads his resignation in Latin during a meeting of cardinals at the Vatican in this Feb. 11, 2013, file photo. In a Feb. 5, 2018, letter to a journalist from an Italian newspaper, the retired pope said he has diminished physical strength and inwardly is on a "pilgrimage to Home." (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

"I am on a pilgrimage toward Home," retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word "casa" or "home."

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Young immigrants and their supporters gather outside of the U.S. Capitol Feb. 6 to pray for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who face an uncertain fate as the DACA program is set to end March 5. (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

Catholics gather on Hill to pray lawmakers will protect the Dreamers

A group of priests, religious, young immigrants and their supporters gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol Feb. 6 to pray for the Dreamers, whose lives are in limbo, and for the legislators who have the power to change their situation.

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Chilean Father Fernando Karadima leaves after attending a 2015 hearing at the Supreme Court building in Santiago. (CNS photo/Sebastian Silva, EPA)

Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.

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