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Jose Lopez, Hispanic minister from Stockton, Calif., raises the cross he received in 1985 from the Third National Encuentro during a Sept. 22 plenary session at the V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Bishops hear follow-up Encuentro report, OK writing new pastoral plan

The U.S. bishops, aware of the growing numbers of Catholics in the country who are of Hispanic origin, voted to write a new pastoral plan for Latino Catholics that would be produced sometime between 2021 and 2024.

DACA demonstrators hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Nov. 12, 2019, as justices hear oral arguments in a legal challenge to the Trump administration's bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Divided Supreme Court seems unsure about DACA’s fate

In a high-stakes issue before the Supreme Court Nov. 12, it was not clear how the justices will ultimately resolve the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

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Jonathan Reyes, assistant general secretary for integral human development for the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB vice president, chat before the start of the second day of the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore Nov. 12, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Archbishop Gomez elected USCCB president; first Latino in post

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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O’Malley: Vatican may ‘soon’ release details of McCarrick investigation

In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston's Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley told the bishops gathered in Baltimore the Vatican may publish what it knows about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick by Christmas, or perhaps the New Year.

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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."

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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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