New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan delivers the invocation at the beginning of the 73rd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City Oct. 18. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was the charity gala's keynote speaker. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as "evil" and "enemies," it is imperative to remember that in America, "our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents," according to Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

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Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Women’s voice needed to fight clericalism, ‘macho’ culture, cardinal says

The church needs to further integrate women into ecclesial life to confront the problems of clericalism and an exaggerated sense of masculinity, a Vatican official told the Synod of Bishops.

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Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori speaks to the media regarding the new parishioner identification card pilot program Oct. 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)

Baltimore Archdiocese, Catholic Charities help launch Parish ID

This generation of immigrants to Baltimore will continue to find a haven in the Catholic Church.

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A child eats corn outside a makeshift shelter in 2015 in the Kashmir region of India. World Food Day is celebrated Oct. 16 to mark the date in 1945 the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization was founded. (CNS photo/Farooq Khan, EPA) See POPE-FOOD-MESSAGE Oct. 16, 2018.

Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

At a time of technological and scientific progress, "we ought to feel shame" for not having advanced in "humanity and solidarity" enough to feed the world's poor, Pope Francis said.

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Maria Trevino-Rodriguez, at far right, speaks on a panel at a Sept. 25 immigration forum at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, hosted by Catholic Charities of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. The forum also featured Jennifer Carr Allmon, conference executive director; Elise Griesmyer, attorney for Catholic Charities' St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance; Aisha Koroma, former refugee from Sierra Leone working in social services. Trevino-Rodriguez, in the U.S. without documents, is a student and activist at the University of Houston. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)

Houston panel explores effects, causes of why people migrate

 When Edrina Villagomez's parents came to the United States illegally, they achieved the dream of her grandfather: to come to "El Norte," the North, and live and work in the U.S.

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First responders and residents walk amid debris and destroyed homes Oct. 11 after Hurricane Michael swept through Mexico Beach, Fla. The Category 4 storm raged through the Florida Panhandle into Georgia Oct. 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in decades, turning homes into piles of lumber and flooding subdivisions. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action.

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A banner of new St. Oscar Romero hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass for seven new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

For Catholics, St. Oscar Romero’s canonization a dream come true

For many pilgrims from El Salvador and for many Catholics who focus on the tie between faith and justice, waiting for the canonization of St. Oscar Romero was an exercise in patience.

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Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass for seven new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 14. Among the new saints are St. Paul VI and St. Oscar Romero.(CNS photo/Paul Haring) See CANONIZATION-ROMERO and CANONIZATION-PILGRIMS Oct. 14, 2018.

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Carrying Pope Paul VI's pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. Cardinal Wuerl is pictured in a 2013 photo at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) See WUERL-RESIGN OCT. 12, 2018.

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor.

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Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo star in a scene from the movie "Bad Times at the El Royale." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.(CNS photo/Fox) See MOVIE-REVIEW-BAD-TIMES Oct. 11, 2018.

Bad Times at the El Royale

Religion in general and Catholicism in particular are central to writer-director Drew Goddard's intense, challenging drama "Bad Times at the El Royale" (Fox).

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