A large caravan of migrants from Central America, trying to reach the U.S., walk along a road Oct. 21 in Hidalgo, Mexico. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Catholic groups urge humane treatment of migrants headed to border

As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them.

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Nathanael Lamataki, a youth delegate from the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, left, and other synod observers attend the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 28. The Mass was celebrated by Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See SYNOD-POPE-MASS-CLOSE and SYNOD-LETTER-YOUNG-PEOPLE Oct. 28, 2018.

Pope apologizes to young people who have felt ignored by the church

Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness.

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Canonists: Laity have a rightful place in church in addressing abuse

Canon law gives Catholic laypeople the right to make an impact in addressing the clerical sex abuse crisis which has re-emerged anew in the church, said a number of canon lawyers interviewed by Catholic News Service.

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Cardinal Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of David, Panama, president of Latin American bishops' council's economic committee, signs a joint statement Oct. 26 at the Vatican's Sala Marconi calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change. Also pictured in the signing are Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Lubango, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, left, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, and Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, right. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change.

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Trish Wilger, second from right, executive director of Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, talks with other school choice advocates in early April at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a rule change that would impact about 30 percent of the student population in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and thousands of others in nonpublic schools in Iowa and other states. (CNS photo/courtesy Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education)

Proposed IRS rule change might hit donations for Catholic school tuition

The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a rule change that would impact about 30 percent of the student population in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, as well as thousands of others attending nonpublic schools in Iowa and other states.

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Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Synod missed opportunity to apologize for sex abuse, archbishop says

The more than 250 Catholic bishops from around the world meeting at the Vatican in October missed an opportunity to confront the global sex abuse crisis, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

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A banner of new St. Paul VI 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)

The first modern pope

Responding to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is an unsigned editorial called "The first modern pope" from the Oct. 17 issue of The Tablet, newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.

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A Catholic abuse survivor said domestic abuse is more prevalent than most realize and that many victims have struggled to find help from medical professionals, the court system and the Catholic Church. October is observed as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month in North America. (CNS photo/Agnieszka Ruck, Canadian Catholic News)

Domestic abuse victims find escaping their predicament no easy matter

Nothing could have prepared Adelaide for the nightmare that was 18 years of her life.

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Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford star in a scene from the movie "The Old Man & the Gun." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox)

The Old Man & the Gun

A career criminal as a jaunty old coot is the conceit that propels "The Old Man & the Gun" (Fox Searchlight).

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Rifles are seen inside the gun section of a sporting goods store. The Catholic bishops of Washington state endorsed a ballot initiative that would boost gun safety measures and restrict the purchase and ownership of firearms. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)

Washington bishops support ballot initiative on gun violence prevention

The Catholic bishops of Washington state endorsed a ballot initiative that would boost gun safety measures and restrict the purchase and ownership of firearms.

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