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

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- 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.

Catholics urged to affirm beauty, 'liberating truth' of 'Humanae Vitae'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The "liberating truth" of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical "Humanae Vitae" is as relevant today 50 years after its promulgation, and maybe even more so, said Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in his new pastoral, "The Splendor of Love."

Acknowledge sin, but look for signs of God at work, pope tells priests

ROME (CNS) -- While it is true that the world is full of sin and sinful behavior, priests must learn to scrutinize the "signs of the times" for new trends and attitudes that are good and healthy and holy, Pope Francis told pastors from the Diocese of Rome.

Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.

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

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- 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.

Archbishop: Church's Christian anthropology is basis for social teachings

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The Catholic response to today's widely debated societal issues -- from abortion to immigration to racism -- must be rooted in the church's fundamental teaching about human dignity and the "destiny of the human person," said the archbishop of Indianapolis.

Samson

NEW YORK (CNS) -- While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited biblically based drama "Samson" (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man's story for teens.

Black Panther

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Step aside, Huey Newton, there's a new "Black Panther" (Disney) in town. Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler's adaptation of a series of Marvel Comics -- Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first launched the character of the title in 1966 -- is sprawling, energetic, lightened by some clever humor but, ultimately, overlong.

Boston Catholic school alumni compete in 2018 Olympics

BRAINTREE -- At least four alumni of Archdiocese of Boston Catholic schools are vying for Gold in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are both about relationships, says cardinal

BRAINTREE -- On the surface, it might not look like St. Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday, both falling on the same day this year, have much in common. Yet, said Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley during noon Mass Feb. 14 at the Pastoral Center's Bethany Chapel, both days are about relationships.