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Demonstrators calling for new protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gather outside the U.S. Capitol in late January in Washington. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) See DACA-CONGRESS Feb. 16, 2018.

Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now

By day's end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place.

Hognob, voiced by Nick Park, and Dug, voiced by Eddie Redmayne, appear in the animated movie "Early Man." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.(CNS photo/Lionsgate) See MOVIE-REVIEW-EARLY-MAN Feb. 16, 2018.

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Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with "Early Man" (Lionsgate).

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Armed members of the Mexican Army and state police arrive in Chilapa in 2016 to participate in an operation against organized crime. An order of nuns has withdrawn from the especially violent city after the parents and sister of one of the women religious was kidnapped and killed. (CNS photo/Francisca Meza, EPA)

Nuns withdraw from ministry in Mexican city wrought by violence

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Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead.

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Brian and Harvest Gionta are seen with their daughter Leah Feb. 10 at the Olympic hockey training facility in Gangneung, South Korea. Brian Gionta is a Catholic from Rochester, N.Y., who is captain on the U.S. men's hockey team competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. (CNS photo/David W Cerny, Reuters)

Captain of men’s Olympic hockey team played for Catholic schools first

Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots go back to his Catholic high school and college teams.

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A salesman clears the chamber of an AR-15 in 2016 at a gun store in Provo, Utah. Law enforcement officials told AP that an AR-15 semi-automatic style weapon was used by alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead. (CNS photo/George Frey, Reuters)

U.S. bishops who’ve seen gun violence up close call for end to ‘madness’

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput knows all too well the pain left behind after incidents like the 2018 Valentine's Day shooting that has so far taken 17 lives at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their supporters, including clergy, participate in a Jan. 18 news conference sponsored by the Metropolitan Organization at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Aldine, Texas. They gathered thousands of postcards to be mailed to congressional members urging they keep the DACA program intact. (CNS photo/courtesy TMO)

‘Dreamers’ say they’re not asking for handouts, just chance to stay

Angelica Velazquez came to the United States at age 3 when her parents brought her from Mexico to the United States. They came on tourist visas that they then overstayed.

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Cardinal Jozef Tomko places ashes on the head of Pope Francis during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome Feb. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Cayla Barnes, Emily Pfalzer, Megan Keller, Kali Flanagan and Haley Skarupa, members of the U.S. woman's hockey team, pose for a Feb. 6 photo in Pyeongchang, South Korea. All are either graduates of or students at Boston College. (CNS photo/Jeff Cable, USA Hockey)

U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team includes five Boston College players

Boston College is paying close attention to women's ice hockey at the Olympic Games.

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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's nameplate is seen Feb. 4 outside the entrance to the crypt where the prelate's remains are entombed at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Case on transfer of archbishop’s body is returned to original N.Y. court

The case involving the transfer of the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen from New York to Peoria, Illinois, has been sent back to the original court by the New York Court of Appeals for an evidentiary hearing.

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