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Protesters chant and display signs during a mid-June climate change rally in Washington. Faith-based environmental advocates will be among thousands of people in Paris for a rally Nov. 29, a day ahead of the opening of the U.N. climate change conference, to push world leaders for a definitive agreement on carbon emissions with the goal of slowing climate change. (CNS photo/Shawn Thew, EPA) See COP21-CATHOLICS Nov. 11, 2015.

Faith groups urge Trump to embrace duty to protect environment

January 19, 2017

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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

A pro-life supporter yells in a megaphone in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 23. Pro-lifers and those on the other side of the abortion issue gathered in front of the court in anticipation of a decision on a Texas abortion law. The court was expected to hand down a ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt June 27. (CNS photo/Andrew Gombert, EPA)

U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling

January 18, 2017

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

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Sister Cecilia James Mahoney

OBITUARY: Sister Cecilia James Mahoney, SSJ

SPRINGFIELD – Sister of St. Joseph Cecilia James Mahoney (Catherine D.), 95, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph […]

People march to Trump Tower following a rally in support of immigrants' rights Dec. 18 in New York City. The rally, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, was held near the United Nations on International Migrants Day. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

On eve of Trump inauguration, Catholic communities will pray for immigrants

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By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis celebrates the baptism of 13 babies from earthquake zones in Italy in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Jan. 14. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Pope baptizes babies born in Italian earthquake zone

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley delivers his homily while celebrating Mass at the New York Encounter Jan. 15 in New York City. Pope Francis named Cardinal O'Malley, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See POPE-APPOINTMENTS and NEWYORK-ENCOUNTER-REALITY Jan. 17, 2017.

Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

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By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

The Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall are pictured in Berlin July 12, 1986. The prayer intentions written by Germans for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity call to mind the Berlin Wall. (CNS photo/Wolfgang Kumm, EPA) See VATICAN-LETTER-UNITY-WEEK Jan. 12, 2017.

Tear down this wall: Ecumenical week focuses on overcoming division

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Vatican Jan. 14. (CNS photo/Giuseppe Lami, Reuters pool)

New embassy a sign of pope’s love for Palestine, President Abbas says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Melissa Ohden, founder of Abortion Survivors Network and  pictured in this 2013 photo, was to speak Jan. 21 at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. (CNS photo/courtesy Melissa Ohden) See WEST-COAST-WALK Jan. 10, 2017.

Woman who survived abortion attempt to speak at Walk for Life West Coast

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By Valerie Schmalz, Catholic News Service

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