Shopping carts are slowly filled with food Nov. 15 as clients make their way through the food pantry operated by the Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Indianapolis. The pantry workers pride themselves on providing a "client-choice" facility, which means that clients choose their own groceries from about 150 options. (CNS photo/Katie Rutter) See FOOD-PANTRY-THANKSGIVING Nov. 20, 2018.

Huge Catholic-run food pantry creates Thanksgiving blessing for the poor

Jesus himself might have set the all-time food record when he miraculously served 5,000 men with a few loaves and fish.

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Sister Marie-Paule Willem, a Franciscan of Missionary of Mary, poses for a photo Aug. 27 in Dona Ana, N.M. She was awarded the 2018-2019 Lumen Christi Award by Catholic Extension for her missionary work in the United States. (CNS photo/Rich Kalonick courtesy Catholic Extension) See LUMEN-CHRISTI-WILLEM Nov. 19, 2018.

Lumen Christi Award winner has spent life as a religious serving poor

Sister Marie-Paule Willem, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary, who has been serving the poor in the U.S. and around the world for more than 60 years, will receive the 2018-2019 Lumen Christi Award from Catholic Extension.

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Mary Woodward, diocesan chancellor in Jackson, Miss., displays the edict for the canonization cause of Sister Thea Bowman Nov. 18 at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Jackson Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, at left, read the edict at the start of the Mass. (CNS photo/Maureen Smith, Mississippi Catholic)

Reading of edict at Mass opens canonization cause for Sister Thea Bowman

Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of Jackson read the edict to open the sainthood cause for Sister Thea Bowman at Mass Nov. 18 at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in downtown Jackson.

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U.S. President Donald Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach Nov. 16 in the White House. Staubach and the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, both Catholics, were among this year's honorees. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Scalia, Staubach among seven who receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, both devout Catholics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony.

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Homes in Paradise, Calif., are seen Nov. 11 after being destroyed by the Camp Fire blaze. (CNS photo/Stephen Lam, Reuters)

California prelates urge prayers, humanitarian aid for victims of fires

By midday Nov. 16 firefighters had gained more ground in trying to contain the Camp Fire in Northern California, which is north of Sacramento and one of the deadliest blazes in the state.

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Bishops discuss a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick Nov. 14 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishops see much they can do despite no vote on steps to address abuse

The U.S. bishops arriving in Baltimore expected to make a statement with a series of steps meant to address a new clerical sexual abuse scandal in the church, among them a collection of standards of episcopal accountability, the creation of a lay-dominated commission to investigate allegations of bishop misconduct and a third-party reporting system to field such complaints.

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Central American migrants wait Oct. 29 to cross the Santa Fe Bridge, an international bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, to request asylum in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and other armed federal agents temporarily closed the bridge to conduct a military training drill, leading some local organizations to worry whether it signaled increasing militarization and future use of violence against migrants at the border. (CNS photo/courtesy Luis Hernandez)

Trump’s new rule on asylum at border called contrary to existing law

By barring people who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border from receiving U.S. asylum unless they request it at an official U.S. port of entry, President Donald Trump is directly contradicting existing U.S. law on the matter, Catholic leaders said Nov. 14.

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A car is seen in the parking lot at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington Nov. 14 . (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Faith groups could be taxed on transit, parking benefits for employees

Leaders of a diverse group of faiths, including the Catholic Church, and the heads of religious nonprofit organizations are urging Congress to repeal a change in the Internal Revenue Code that would tax houses of worship and other nonprofits for parking and transit benefits they provide to their employees.

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Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, La., speaks Nov. 13 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. Looking on is Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Update: Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore.

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Pope Francis embraces a child as he arrives to lead the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 14. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Where there are lies, there can be no love, pope says

Lying or being inauthentic is seriously wrong because it hinders or harms human relationships, Pope Francis said.

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