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Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl speaks during an April 20 forum to release the findings of a study on responses to Christian persecution. The event was at the National Press Club in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See CAESARS-SWORD-CHRISTIANS April 20, 2017, and CAESARS-SWORD-SYMPOSIUM to come.

Make persecution ‘difficult for others to ignore,’ cardinal says

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

Three priests from the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., plan to ride their bicycles across the diocese, a trek of 350 miles, from April 24-28 to inspire prayers for vocations. The "Priests Pedaling for Prayers" are Fathers Tom Otto, Adam Cesarek, and Michael Pica. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Peoria's Office of Priestly Vocations) See VOCATIONS-PRIESTS-PEDALING April 21, 2017.

Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

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By Jennifer Willems, Catholic News Service

Pallbearers carry the casket of Daniel Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, after his funeral Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh April 17. (CNS photo/Chuck Austin, Pittsburgh Catholic) See ROONEY-FUNERAL April 20, 2017.

Steelers chairman Rooney recalled for quiet strength based on his faith

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By John Franko, Catholic News Service

Bishop Randolph R. Calvo of Reno, Nev., and Dominican Sister Gloria Marie Jones, answer questions from the audience during an April 8 dialogue on the prospect of women deacons held in Fremont, Calif. (CNS photo/Michele Jurich, Catholic Voice) See WOMEN-DEACONS April 19, 2017.

Nevada bishop, other panelists discuss prospect of women deacons

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By Michele Jurich, Catholic News Service

A life-size depiction of Jesus being laid in the tomb is seen April 9 in the Stations of the Cross on the grounds of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran) See EASTER-RESURRECTION-TOMB April 12, 2017.

An empty tomb and a bodily resurrection: why it matters

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

Young people hold candles during the Easter Vigil in 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. The Roman Missal, which spells out specifics of how the vigil is to be celebrated, describes it as the "mother of all vigils." (CNS photo/Bob Mullen) See EASTER-VIGIL-MASS April 7, 2017.

Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

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By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

A group of newly minted Catholic chaplains pose for a July 31, 1918, photo at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Ky. The chaplains helped meet the spiritual needs of U.S. military service members during World War I. April 6 will mark the 100th anniversary of the entrance of the United States into the war. (CNS photo/courtesy American Catholic History Research Center)

‘Great War’ brought Catholics, bishops into mainstream of U.S. society

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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

This silver reliquary of St. Jude the Apostle is seen in an undated photo at the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Chicago. The reliquary contains bones from the forearm of St. Jude. (CNS photo/courtesy Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus) See SHRINE-JUDE-RELIC April 4, 2017. Editors: best quality available.

Priest will travel with St. Jude’s relic to any parish requesting a visit

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By Patricia Kasten, 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.

Catholic religious call on Congress to support refugee resettlement

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By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori celebrates the March 28 funeral Mass for Cardinal William H. Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore. Cardinal Keeler died March 23 at age 86. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review) See KEELER-FUNERAL March 29, 2017.

As in his life, all welcomed at Cardinal Keeler’s funeral Mass

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By Erik Zygmont, Catholic News Service

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order titled "Energy Independence" during a March 28 event at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington. The order eliminates Obama-era climate change regulations and calls for a review of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) See CLEAN-POWER-TRUMP-ACTION March 28, 2017.

Catholic advocates critical of Trump’s order to review Clean Power Plan

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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.

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