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Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson and Peter Jennings are seen on election night Nov. 5, 1996. Roberts, a Catholic, who was the daughter of politicians and grew up to cover the family

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

A memorial recognizing fallen officers is displayed at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y., during the annual Blue Mass Sept. 8, 2019. The Mass recognizes the work of all members of law enforcement and honors those who have died while serving in the line of duty. (CNS photo/Jeff Witherow, Catholic Courier)

Blue Masses said for law enforcement, first responders, the fallen

Public safety officials, first responders and Catholics gathered to celebrate the fifth annual Blue Mass Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

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Farmer Silverio Mendez, pictured in a Jan. 30, 2019, photo, lives with his wife, Irma Mendez, and their five daughters and two sons in Barrio El Cedro, Guatemala. Silverio is among hundreds of farmers who are involved in Catholic Relief Services' Water-Smart Agriculture program, which teaches farmers how to improve soil quality and conserve water in the dry corridor of Central America so they can avoid emigrating. (CNS photo/Julian Spath, Catholic Relief Services) See IN-DEPTH-IMMIGRATION-PREVENTION Sept. 13, 2019.

Central Americans want to stay home; development programs help that happen

Vanessa Urbina understands how young people in Central America, not seeing an opportunity for work or a good education, could be attracted to make the dangerous trip north in the hope of a better future in the United States.

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Pope Francis uses incense to bless a bronze reliquary containing the relics of St. Peter the Apostle during a Mass concluding the Year of Faith in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 24, 2013. In a letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the pope explained why he gifted the reliquary. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-PETER-RELICS-EXPLAIN Sept. 13, 2019.

Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter's bones to the head of the church founded by Peter's brother, St. Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity.

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Oakes Fegley stars in a scene from the movie "The Goldfinch." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS photo/Warner Bros.) See MOVIE-REVIEW-GOLDFINCH April 12, 2019.

The Goldfinch

A 17th-century Dutch masterpiece becomes a complex souvenir in the patchy drama "The Goldfinch" (Warner Bros./Amazon).

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Husky dogs pull a rig and musher Audun Salte through the town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, Aug. 6, 2019. Salte worries that as temperatures warm, climate change could lead to the extinction of all life on Earth. (CNS photo/Hannah McKay, Reuters) See POPE-GLOBAL-COMPACT-EDUCATION Sept. 12, 2019.

Pope calls for global alliance to better educate young people

Pope Francis said the challenges facing humanity and the Earth are so urgent and important that he has invited world leaders, educators and young people to come to the Vatican next spring to launch a global alliance for building a new, more humane future.

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Police search for victims Sept. 10, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. (CNS photo/Marco Bello, Reuters) See DORIAN-HELP-BAHAMAS Sept. 10, 2019.

Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau.

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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, visits Pastor Juan Sierro, who operates a shelter out of a Methodist church in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Aug. 27, 2019. Bishop Seitz's diocese donated money to his church to feed and house migrants stranded on the Mexico side of the border after a the United States implemented its "Remain in Mexico" policy requiring those seeking asylum in the U.S. to stay in Mexico while their cases are considered. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of El Paso) See EL-PASO-BORDER-FUND Sept. 11, 2019.

El Paso Diocese uses new fund to help migrants near border

During the summer of 2019, the bishop of El Paso, Texas, decided his diocese would open a fund to help a growing number of immigrants piling into shelters on the other side of the U.S. border in the sister city of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.

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A woman grieves at the inscription of her late husband's name at the national 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City Sept. 11, 2014. Msgr. John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain, still recalls the 9/11 attacks vividly. That first year after the attacks, he said, he doesn't remember how many funerals and memorial Masses he celebrated. (CNS photo/Chang Lee, Reuters) See CHAPLAIN-SEPT11 Sept. 10, 2019.

Response to 9/11 was ‘rescue, rebuild and renew,’ says Cardinal Dolan

In preparing to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said part of his message came from the pastor of St. Peter's Church in Lower Manhattan.

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Flowers are seen left at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, Sept. 10, 2019, the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Msgr. John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain, still recalls the attacks vividly. That first year after the attacks, he said, he doesn't remember how many funerals and memorial Masses he celebrated. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters) See CHAPLAIN-SEPT11 Sept. 10, 2019.

Memories of 9/11 attacks linger for fire department chaplain

Msgr. John Delendick, a longtime New York Fire Department chaplain who is currently pastor of St. Jude Church in Brooklyn, remembers Sept. 11, 2001, vividly.

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