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A man is detained during a Jan. 16 protest as Pope Francis visits the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis met in private that day with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said. (CNS photo/Pablo Sanhueza, Reuters)

Update: Pope meets Chilean abuse victims; controversy over bishop continues

Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his actions threatened to be overshadowed by controversy over a Chilean bishop.

Pro-life supporters pray during a protest Jan. 18 outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, led the group of about 200 in prayer. Most of them were young people. (CNS photo/CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Planned Parenthood protest puts focus on abortion’s real-life consequences

Yoi Reyes believes that her son should not have to pay for a crime that was committed by another.

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Latam Airlines employees Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga, 41, and Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, kiss after being married by Pope Francis aboard his flight from Santiago, Chile, to Lima, Peru, Jan. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.

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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 "consolation of God's love" to victims of devastating mudslides. (CNS photo/John Rueda, Angelus News)

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.

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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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