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Activist group shares vision of God’s justice with sidelined communities

Gloria Sanchez knows that at any time, she and her husband, Leopoldo Sandoval, can be picked up by law enforcement officers and find themselves on the road to deportation to their native Mexico.

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square Feb. 26 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Bravely tackle hardship knowing God will never let you down, pope says

When life gets difficult, trust in God and don't worry unnecessarily about tomorrow, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic News Service

Father Frank Mann views some of the street art Feb. 8 in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Father Mann, a priest in the Brooklyn Diocese, begun a ministry to the young artists who have  been drawn to the neighborhood. (CNS photo/Ed Wilkinson, The Tablet)

Priest has ministry to street artists who are transforming neighborhood

When Pope Francis urged that the Gospel be preached at the peripheries of society, he may not have had the street artists of Bushwick in mind.

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Catholic News Service

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, pictured in a 2013 photo, has again "demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the nation's largest abortion provider" by vetoing a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, said the state's Catholic conference. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Governor’s veto on defunding Planned Parenthood called ‘deeply offensive’

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again "demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the nation's largest abortion provider" by vetoing a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, said the state's Catholic conference.

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Catholic News Service

Pope Francis meets with bishops from Chile during their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican Feb. 20. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope, top Curia officials launch new style of ‘ad limina’ visit

For decades, the visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican were known for their formality and routine style, but Pope Francis launched "a whole new style of 'ad limina' visits," a Chilean bishop said.

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Catholic News Service

An artist's depiction shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, on one of seven newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. (CNS photo/NASA handout via Reuters)

Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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Catholic News Service

A display of protest placards sit outside the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse Feb. 23 in Sydney. (CNS photo/David Moir, EPA)

Australian archbishops: Leadership on abuse was ‘catastrophic failure’

Five Australian archbishops testified before a government commission on child sexual abuse, reiterating apologies and taking responsibility for actions that occurred before they were church leaders.

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Catholic News Service

A man carries containers filled with drinking water after taking it from a public tap at a roadside in Jammu, India, May 23, 2016. (CNS photo/Jaipal Singh, EPA)

Vatican invites experts to promote safe, accessible water for everyone

A special gathering of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates was looking at ways to guarantee water that is safe and more accessible to the world's people.

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Catholic News Service

Syrian refugees Ahmed Al Kango and his wife, Sahar, help their children learn English Feb. 7 in their home in Elkhorn, Neb. Pictured from left, the children are Mohamad, Ghaith and Abdulrazzaq. (CNS photo/Joe Ruff, Catholic Voice)

It’s families helping families as Catholics, others aid Syrian refugees

It's families helping families.

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Catholic News Service

The mother of a patient smiles alongside children in 2016 at St. Luke Social and Rehabilitation Center in Liaskovka, Belarus. With the help of the local Caritas agency, the center was opened in 2003 as a housing facility for children who undergo treatment for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology. (CNS photo/courtesy Caritas of the Minsk-Mohilev Archdiocese)

Caritas center in Belarus offers support to children with cancer

Svetlana Kudriavets had never worked with children with cancer when she became the coordinator of St. Luke Social and Rehabilitation Center in Lieskauka, Belarus, last year. Now she feels that the work with these special children is particularly rewarding.

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Catholic News Service