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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen behind the entrance to the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington in early November. (CNS photo/Larry Downing, Reuters) (Nov. 21, 2012) See WASHINGTON LETTER Nov. 21, 2012.

Health care bill diagnosis: never had input from those who care for sick

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., gestures during a March 23 meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See story to come.

Bishop Oscar Cantu meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, attends his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill March 20 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) See GORSUCH-SENATE-HEARING March 20, 2017.

Confirmation hearings continue for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

Volunteers with Catholic Charities' St. Maria's meals program in Washington serve dinner March 8 to the homeless. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) See LENT-HELP-HOMELESS March 16, 2017.

Lent provides opportunity for Catholics to focus attention on homeless

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By Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, is seen at the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 27. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See LIFE-MARCH-RALLY Jan. 27, 2017.

Catholic bishops join call to Trump to support humanitarian assistance

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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

A peace activist attends an Ash Wednesday prayer service  outside the White House in Washington March 1. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

15,000 Catholics ask Trump to honor Paris climate agreement

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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen behind the entrance to the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington in early November. (CNS photo/Larry Downing, Reuters) (Nov. 21, 2012) See WASHINGTON LETTER Nov. 21, 2012.

17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

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Parishes, online tools, quiet times can take Lenten prayer up a notch

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

Father Jose E. Hoyos, director of the Spanish Apostolate Office of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., prays with a group of Hispanic leaders in his office Feb. 24. (CNS photo/Mary Stachyra Lopez, Arlington Catholic Herald) See IMMIGRATION-CHURCH-HELP March 6, 2017.

Amid fears, unauthorized immigrants ask church for spiritual, legal help

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By Mary Stachyra Lopez, Catholic News Service

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban March 6 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The executive order temporarily bans refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, and now excludes Iraq. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) See REFUGEE-TRAVEL-BAN-REVISED March 6, 2017.

UPDATED: Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

An usher uses a collection basket during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral in Newark, N.J., March 1. Almsgiving, or donating money or goods to the poor, is one of the three pillars of the church's Lenten practices along with prayer and fasting. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See LENT-ALMSGIVING March 3, 2017.

Almsgiving: Lenten practice gives chance to ‘be generous with the poor’

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

A crown of thorns is seen March 1 at St. Bonaventure Parish in Paterson, N.J. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)

Fasting: Lent’s spiritual practice creates space for prayer

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

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#Ashtags: Should Catholics post Ash Wednesday selfies on social media?

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

Ashes are distributed at St. Helen Church in Glendale, Arizona, in this 2016 file photo.  Ash Wednesday -- March 1 this year in the Western church calendar -- marks the start of Lent, a season of sacrifice, prayer and charity. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service