Two people comfort Joseph Culver of Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12 as he kneels at a late night vigil to pay his respects for a friend injured in a car attack on counter-protesters rallying against white nationalists. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, condemned the violence and hatred and offered prayers for the family and loved ones of the person who was killed, and for all those who were injured. (CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters) See WHITE-NATIONALISTS-RALLY-VIRGINIA Aug. 12, 2017.

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.

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Activists hold signs during a protest outside Trump Tower in New York City Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Amr Alfiky, Reuters) See WHITE-NATIONALIST-RALLY-REACTION Aug. 16, 2017.

Catholic leaders, groups urge all Americans to confront ‘sin of racism’

The Franciscan Action Network called on all Americans, "especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege," to look within themselves "and confront America's original sin -- the sin of racism.

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People participate in the free community meal Aug. 14 offered by Bistro 163 in Port Clinton, Ohio. Started by members of local churches, the restaurant is part of a growing network of community cafes that urge patrons to pay a bit more than the suggested price for a meal so those who cannot afford to pay can still eat. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski) See HUNGER-COMMUNITY-CAFE Aug. 16, 2017.

Ohio community cafe responds to hunger while building a following

Bow tie pasta with Chardonnay cheese sauce, fresh focaccia topped with herbs, a salad of fresh locally grown greens and made-from-scratch bread pudding aren't the usual fare for people in need of a free meal.

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A painting of Blessed Oscar Romero is seen on a wall in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 24. The assassinated archbishop would have been 100 years old Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Rodigro Sura, EPA) See SALVADOR-ROMERO-EZZATI Aug. 15, 2017.

Papal envoy calls Blessed Romero ‘martyr of hope’

Blessed Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop of San Salvador, is a martyr of hope, said Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Pope Francis' envoy to the celebration of the centennial of the archbishop's birth.

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Yezidis in Sinjar, Iraq, attend a commemoration Aug. 3 to mark three years since the Islamic State launched what the United Nations called a genocidal campaign against them. The Trump administration has renewed its commitment to protecting religious minority groups threatened by IS in the Middle East, says a new State Department report on international religious freedom released Aug. 15. (CNS photo/Suhaib Salem, Reuters) See INTERNATIONAL-RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM-REPORT Aug. 15, 2017.

Genocide of Christians continues in Middle East, says new U.S. report

The Trump administration renews its commitment to the protection of religious minority groups threatened by the Islamic State in the Middle East, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the preface of the annual State Department report on international religious freedom, released Aug. 15.

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People listen to Pope Francis' Angelus prayer during the feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) See POPE-ANGELUS-MARY Aug. 15, 2017.

Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world.

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

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Blessed Oscar Romero is seen in an undated photo. The celebrations of the 100th anniversary Blessed Romero's birth should be a time to reflect on what it really means to call someone a martyr, said Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran) See CHAVEZ-ROMERO-MARTYRS Aug. 11, 2017.

Cardinal calls Salvadorans to reflect on true meaning of martyrdom

The celebrations of the 100th anniversary Blessed Oscar Romero's birth should be a time to reflect on what it really means to call someone a martyr, said Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador.

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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father, Jose Escobar, who was deported from the U.S., during a late March news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Experts say law-abiding migrants are at greater risk of deportation under President Donald Trump. (CNS photo/Michael Reynolds, EPA)

Experts say law-abiding migrants at greater deportation risk under Trump

The stories come in dribs and drabs on the evening news or in timelines via Twitter, but they're steady.

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A displaced Iraqi Christian family is seen in 2014 at a camp in Irbil. Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches "whose existence is in real danger." (CNS photo/Ahmed Jalill, EPA)

Catholic, Orthodox patriarchs seek help, say Mideast churches in danger

Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches "whose existence is in real danger."

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