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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.

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

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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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August Bueltel of St. John the Baptist in Savage, Minn., makes rosary beads Oct. 30 from his basement. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

Rosary maker grows own beads; ‘too few people pray in world,’ he says

For most of his life, August Bueltel of Savage rarely held a rosary.

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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, center, is seen Nov. 12 during the first day of the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. Also pictured are Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)

Catholic women urge bishops to work together and with laity for healing

The U.S. bishops, who gathered for a time of prayer at the start of their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, were urged by Catholic women church leaders Nov. 12 to be courageous and work with each other and the laity to move forward from this moment when the church is reeling from abuse allegations.

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Monica Rubeling, 16, of St. Peter the Apostle in Libertytown, Md., walks the "Fifty Miles in Faith: Pilgrimage-Walk for the Priesthood in Penance and Prayer" Nov. 9. Her brothers include two studying for the priesthood and Father Michael Rubeling, associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park, Md. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)

Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

Stephanie Rubeling's support of the priesthood goes beyond thoughts and prayers.

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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivers the presidential address Nov. 12 during the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis.

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Demonstrators chant during a 2017 rally against the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program outside the San Francisco Federal Building. A federal appeals court ruled Nov. 8 in favor of keeping DACA, in place, rejecting the Trump administration's efforts to end it. (CNS photo/Stephen Lam, Reuters)

U.S. appeals court: Trump can’t end DACA program

A federal appeals court ruled Nov. 8 in favor of keeping in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rejecting the Trump administration's efforts to end it.

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