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People pray as Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles celebrates Mass Jan. 14 at Santa Barbara Mission in California. The archbishop traveled by helicopter to the mission for the Mass and to bring the

Archbishop brings ‘God’s love’ to mudslide victims with special Mass

Amid tragedies such as the devastating mudslides in Southern California and the horrific wildfires that preceded them, "we want to know why" they happen, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said Jan. 14.

Dolores O'Riordan, former lead singer of The Cranberries, performs on stage during a concert in 2007 in Tirana, Albania. The 46-year-old Catholic singer was found dead Jan. 15 in her London hotel room. (CNS photo/Arben Celi, Reuters)

Irish bishop recalls Cranberries’ musician for her faith, inspiration

The Cranberries' frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has been described as a woman of soul and courage by the bishop of Limerick, where she honed her musical talent at a Catholic school in the 1980s.

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Pope Francis arrives at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Washington Monument are seen in Washington Oct. 2, 2017. This year the federal holiday marking the birthday of the slain civil right's leader is Jan. 15. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ for America

Is it a dream realized? By Christopher Heffron

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members at the White House Jan. 9. U.N. officials said Jan. 12 that Trump's reported use Jan. 11 of an expletive to describe Haiti and other countries could "potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people." (CNS photo/Shawn Thew, EPA) See TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-REACT Jan. 12, 2018.

Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist.

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Franciscan Father Julian Jagudilla, director of the Migrant Center at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City, gives a presentation at the church Jan. 11 on the plight of immigrants. He discussed the human and societal costs of detention and deportation of people who are in the U.S. without legal permission. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See CATHOLIC-RESPONSE-IMMIGRATION Jan. 12, 2018.

Catholics urged to help immigrants facing deportation

Catholics have a responsibility to look past the noisy rhetoric of the current debate on immigration and answer the "cry of the poor" by engaging with individuals facing deportation.

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members at the White House Jan. 9. The U.N. office said Jan. 12 that Trump's reported use Jan. 11 of an expletive to describe Haiti and other countries could "potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people." (CNS photo/Shawn Thew, EPA) See TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-REACT Jan. 12, 2018.

Trump comments ‘harsh, offensive,’ Vatican newspaper says

In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in a scene from the movie "The Post." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox) See MOVIE-REVIEW-THE-POST Jan. 9, 2018.

The Post

The oddest scenes in "The Post" (Fox), a nostalgic account of The Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, involve Meryl Streep as that newspaper's owner, Katharine Graham, hovering about its press and linotype rooms.

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A man arranges a banner with an image of Pope Francis Jan. 11, ahead of the papal visit to Santiago, Chile. The Jan. 15-21 visit to Chile and Peru was planned as an opportunity to take a message of hope and comfort to people on the margins of society, particularly the indigenous people. (CNS photo/Pablo Sanhueza, Reuters) See POPE-CHILE-PERU-SCANDALS Jan. 11, 2018.

Pope faces challenge of restoring trust in wake of Peru, Chile scandals

When Pope Francis embarks on his fourth visit to South America, he will face the enormous task of restoring trust and encouraging healing after scandals in both countries left many wounded and angry at the Catholic Church.

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Young protesters call for an immigration bill to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at a rally in 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters) See DACA-GOMEZ-HUMANITARIAN and DACA-JUDGE Jan. 10, 2018.

Ending DACA will lead to ‘humanitarian crisis,’ says Archbishop Gomez

Congress must separate "the conversation about DACA" from the "larger issues" about U.S. immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead "to a humanitarian crisis," especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

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