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Joseph Yap and Alejandro Velez prepare their box shelter on the lawn of Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria, Va., for the fifth annual

Teens, adults forsake comfort to experience way of life for homeless

Though rain and high winds forced most of the 40 students and adults inside during the fifth annual "Homeless for a Night" campout at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria Nov. 18, it brought greater awareness to the problem of homelessness.

Naturalized citizens leave a swearing-in ceremony in Los Angeles July 18. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Thanksgiving: A unique holiday for a uniquely diverse nation

What does Thanksgiving really mean to you? Is it just a really big dinner, or is there something more about it that maybe you've forgotten?

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Teenagers from the Archdiocese of Atlanta hold hands during the Lord's Prayer at the Nov. 18 closing Mass of the National Catholic Youth Conference in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. More than 20,000 teenagers from across the country attended the three-day gathering. (CNS photo/Mike Krokos, The Criterion)

‘Future of church in good hands,’ says Archbishop Gomez at closing Mass

When Indianapolis Archbishop Charles C. Thompson thanked Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez for celebrating the Nov. 18 closing Mass of the National Catholic Youth Conference, a cheer broke out from the Los Angeles youths in attendance.

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Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell star in star in a scene from the movie "Roman J. Israel, Esq." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Sony)

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.

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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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