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Catholic News Service, serving since 1920 as a news agency specializing in reporting religion, is the primary source of national and world news that appears in the U.S. Catholic press. It is also a leading source of news for Catholic print and broadcast media throughout the world.

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The meeting room in the middle of Maryland's most immigrant-dense ZIP code Nov. 20 was full of people who epitomize the problems President Barack Obama is trying to address with executive action.

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As millions of immigrants celebrate the possibility of protection from deportation under a new Obama administration plan, among those who cannot take advantage of it will be the 68,445 families and 68,541 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended at the border in the last fiscal year.

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Positive values, including altruism, are highlighted in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1."

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The legacy of six murdered Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter lives on in El Salvador.

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All Christians are called to holiness and to take even little steps each day to be more loving and more Christ-like, Pope Francis said.

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The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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At his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago Nov. 18, Archbishop Blase J.Cupich urged the congregation at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral to fearlessly share their faith recognizing that God calls them "to more" and "to greater things."

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Pope Francis spent a Sunday afternoon at the papal villas in Castel Gandolfo, having lunch at the papal farm and blessing two new statues by an Argentine artist.

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Lebanon's Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops called for the international community to work toward achieving peace in Syria and Iraq and for putting an end to terrorist organizations.

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Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

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