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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Va., and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, attend a news conference at the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore Nov. 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been "an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times."

Don Stoulil of Sacred Heart Parish in Robbinsdale, Minn., holds a picture of himself Oct. 30, 2019, which was taken near the end of his tour of duty in World War II as a B-17 bomber pilot. He carried a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux in the cockpit during all of his 31 missions and credits the saint for his survival. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)

Veteran says ‘Little Flower’ kept him alive during months of bombing runs

A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoulil's B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II.

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A man takes part in a procession Nov. 12, 2017, commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Nov. 16, 1989, murder of six Jesuit priests in San Salvador, El Salvador. In mid-November U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern will attend a commemoration in El Salvador marking the 30th anniversary of the priests' deaths. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters) See JESUITS-COMMEMORATION-CONGRESSMAN Nov. 6, 2019, and IN-DEPTH to come.

Mercy Sister says murdered Jesuits inspired a new way of being church

The murdered Jesuits in El Salvador, whose legacy is being commemorated around the world Nov. 16, the 30th anniversary of their deaths, were known for their academic prowess.

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People stand atop the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate in this Nov. 10, 1989, file photo. Catholic bishops from the European Union marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent "ideologies behind the building of walls." (CNS photo/David Brauchli, Reuters) See BERLIN-WALL-COMECE Nov. 7, 2019.

European bishops mark 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Catholic bishops from the European Union marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent "ideologies behind the building of walls."

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Animated characters Magda, voiced by Anjelica Huston, Leopold, voiced by Omar Sy, PB, voiced by Alec Baldwin, Bertha and Jade, voiced by Heidi Klum, and Lemmy, voiced by James Franco appear in the movie "Arctic Dogs." The Catholic News Service Classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) See MOVIE-REVIEW-ARCTIC-DOGS Nov. 1, 2019.

Arctic Dogs

"Arctic Dogs" serves up family-friendly fare, scoring high on the cuteness meter despite its lack of originality.

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A woman shouts during an anti-government protest in Beirut Nov. 5, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese are hitting the streets across the country to demand an end to rampant corruption and poor public services. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters) See LEBANON-PROTESTS-CHANGE Nov. 6, 2019.

Lebanese, protesting in streets, want a changing of the guard

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese are hitting the streets across the country to demand an end to rampant corruption and poor public services.

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Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican Nov. 5, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-CLOSED Nov. 5, 2019.

Refusing God’s generosity is a sin, pope says

In life, Christians face the choice of either being open to encountering God's generosity or closed in on their own interests, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops use electronic voting devices during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore June 12, 2019. The bishops are scheduled to elect the next president and vice president of the USCCB during their fall general assembly Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See USCCB-TOP-OFFICERS-CANDIDATES Oct. 9, 2019.

USCCB president disinvites Bishop Bransfield from fall assembly

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has taken the highly unusual step of disinviting a fellow bishop from the conference's fall general assembly.

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Pope Francis walks through the Catacombs of Priscilla where he celebrated Mass in Rome Nov. 2, 2019, the feast of All Souls. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-CATACOMBS Nov. 4, 2019.

Celebrating Mass in catacombs, pope recalls all persecuted Christians

In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret.

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Maciej Malysa and Kamila Kaminska star in a scene from the movie "Love and Mercy: Faustina." The new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28, 2019, at about 700 screens across the United States. (CNS photo/courtesy of Kondrat-Media) See FAUSTINA-MOVIE Oct. 7, 2019.

Polish actress read saint’s diaries to prepare for film role

Kamila Kaminska, the Polish actress who played St. Faustina Kowalska in the new movie "Love and Mercy: Faustina," read the diaries her fellow countrywoman wrote to help prepare for the role.

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