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Published: January 24, 2018   

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Pope: Fear becomes sin when result is hostility

VATICAN CITY -- Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.

Ending DACA could be ‘humanitarian crisis’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Congress must separate “the conversation about DACA” from the “larger issues” about U.S. immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead “to a humanitarian crisis,” especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

Ancient musical form revives for the future of liturgy

WASHINGTON -- As David Lang assembled seminarians for an October rehearsal, he announced they would be going over selected Gregorian chants that would be an important part of the liturgy for an upcoming Mass at Theological College, a national seminary at The Catholic University of America.

Embrace dialogue: Pope finds strength in valuing differences

VATICAN CITY -- January is dialogue month at the Vatican. From World Peace Day Jan. 1, to the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Jan. 14 and concluding with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25, Pope Francis preaches about dialogue.

Vatican official connects Church and athletes

VATICAN CITY -- After more than four years in office, Pope Francis probably has one of the world’s largest collections of authentic soccer-team shirts. He receives them and other sports paraphernalia during meetings with pro athletes where he encourages them to be models of virtue for their younger fans.

Aspiring deacons need prayers while working to understand God’s will

The mission of the Church has always depended on a wide variety of people willing to give themselves in service. In addition to heroic workers we often celebrate as saints, there are more behind-the-scenes people who find holiness in daily fidelity. Because no soul goes unnoticed by God, he sends workers to tend their needs with compassion. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What spiritually uplifts you?

“Though there are many things I do to connect to Christ, singing uplifts me the most. I’m not always perfectly on key, but I feel truly connected with God through song. I go to ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Spend more time during 2018 in silence before Jesus

In 2016, I spent a raucous New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, celebrating with some of my oldest and dearest friends against the backdrop of one of the most exciting cities in the world. (Columns)

Reach for peace by welcoming strangers

Pope Francis has begun the new year as he no doubt intends to continue, stressing that society must not lose sight of the human dignity of every migrant and every refugee. It has been one of the most consistent themes of his papacy so far and one of the most pressing, as Europe and the world face refugee crisis after crisis. (Guest Commentary)

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