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Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Writer-director Dan Gilroy's drama "Roman J. Israel, Esq." (Columbia) is a generally intriguing character study pitting idealism against the hard realities of contemporary life and the allure of wealth and comfort.

The Facebook icon is displayed through glasses in Taipei, Taiwan, April 28. The social media giant in June said it was introducing artificial intelligence to identify and tackle 'terrorist propaganda." A recent Vatican conference looked at the challenges facing humanity given rapid advancements in neuroscience, genetics in medicine and artificial intelligence. (CNS photo/Richie B. Tongo, EPA)

Science, humanities must overcome ‘tragic division,’ pope says

Science, technology, religion and the humanities need to work together for their mutual benefit and to safeguard humanity, Pope Francis said.

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Children Play near the Border Wall Nov. 7 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (CNS photo/Melissa Vida)

To understand border issues, Americans immerse themselves for a week

Eight U.S. citizens caught glimpses of hope and inequity during a week spent along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Blessed Solanus Casey was beatified during a Mass Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. The Capuchin Franciscan friar is pictured in an undated photo. (CNS photo/The Michigan Catholic)

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

Blessed Solanus Casey always said that "as long as there is a spark of faith," there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican's Congregation for Saints' Causes.

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People stand near a bound book and biblical codices inside the "History of the Bible" exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington Nov. 15. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

Hey, Smithsonian, there's a new kid on the block. It's the Museum of the Bible, just a few blocks from the National Mall in Washington.

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An army tanker blocks the main road to Parliament building Nov. 15 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (CNS photo/Aaron Ufumeli, EPA)

Priest mediates between Zimbabwe generals, Mugabe

A Catholic priest is mediating between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and generals who seized power.

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Pope Francis accepts a Lamborghini presented by representatives of the Italian automaker at the Vatican Nov. 15. The car will be a auctioned and the proceeds given to charity. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

‘Papal’ Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity

While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has decided to auction off the one he was given by the Italian automaker to aid several charities close to his heart.

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People walk along a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Oct. 26. Pope Francis has designated Nov. 19 as the World Day of the Poor. (CNS photo/Aaron Ufumeli, EPA)

U.S. seminary in Rome to host World Day of Poor lunch guests

Just before Thanksgiving, the Pontifical North American College will welcome some special guests of Pope Francis.

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Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Ill., listens to a speaker Nov. 13 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Civility must guide debate on social challenges, USCCB president says

Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for civility to return to the public debate.

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Pope Francis poses with Nobel Peace Prize laureates during an audience with attendees at a conference on building a world free of nuclear weapons, at the Vatican Nov. 10. Also pictured is Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The conference brought together 11 Nobel laureates, top officials from the United Nations and NATO, diplomats from around the world, experts in nuclear weapons and the disarmament process, scholars, activists and representatives of bishops' conferences. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Peace, dialogue held hostage by nuclear weapons threat, pope says

The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage and stifles peaceful coexistence, Pope Francis said.

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