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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.

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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Father Jerry Herda, Catholic chaplain for the Milwaukee Brewers for the past 12 seasons, is pictured Oct. 8 in his office at the Cousins Center, which features Brewers baseball memorabilia as well as religious articles. Father Herda, the Milwaukee Archdiocese's vicar for ordained and lay ecclesial ministry, is a lifelong Brewers fan. The Brewers defeated the Colorado Rockies Oct. 7 to win the National League Championship Series. (CNS photo/Allen Fredrickson for The Compass) See BREWERS-CHAPLAIN Oct. 10, 2018.

Brewers chaplain finds joy in connecting his love of priesthood, sports

Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National League Championship Series

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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks during Texas Advocacy Day in 2017 at the Texas Capitol in Austin. In an action to be more transparent, the 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas will release the names of clergy who were credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, according to an Oct. 10 statement issued by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in Austin. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald) See TEXAS-ABUSE-ACCUSED-CLERGY Oct. 10, 2018.

Texas dioceses will release names of clergy credibly accused of abuse

In an action to be more transparent, the 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas will release the names of clergy who were credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, according to an Oct. 10 statement issued by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in Austin.

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Pope Francis is scheduled to canonize Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero Oct. 14. They are pictured in undated combination photos. (CNS photos/files/Octavio Duran) See VATICAN-LETTER-PAUL-ROMERO Sept. 27, 2018.

New saints shared a close friendship, professor says

Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other's resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said.

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Brother David Henley, a native of Columbus, Ohio, poses in front of a waterfall in 2012 in Kenya. Brother Henley, serves the U.S.-based Glenmary Home Missioners, but travels the world in search of vocation prospects. (CNS photo/courtesy Glenmary Home Missioners) See GLENMARY-VOCATIONS-HENLEY Oct. 9, 2018.

From Ohio to Kenya, Glenmary brother trots globe in search of vocations

God's ability to call vocations isn't limited by geography, and so a vocation director must go wherever the Holy Spirit leads.

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Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, who became Pope Paul VI, is pictured working for the Vatican Secretariat of State. Blessed Paul, who led the Catholic Church from 1963-1978, will be declared a saint Oct. 14. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Brescia) See PAULVI-YOUTH-CANONIZATION Oct. 9, 2018.

How Paul VI influenced one young man who now leads his home diocese

His voice, his outstretched hands, his boarding an airplane to meet the world -- those are some of the most striking things about Blessed Paul VI that moved and inspired a young man discerning the priesthood.

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Mercy Sister Ana Maria Pineda, an associate professor at Santa Clara University, speaks with Catholic News Service Sept. 22 during the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See ROMERO-PINEDA Oct. 8, 2018.

Martyred archbishop lived Gospel, sought God’s will, says Mercy sister

As the world Synod of Bishops unfolds at the Vatican, thousands of faithful pilgrims get ready to witness the Oct. 14 canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, along with Blessed Paul VI and five other new saints.

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