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Rescue workers hold their hands up for silence to listen for potential victims in the debris of collapsed buildings Sept. 20 following an earthquake in Mexico City. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Sept. 19 to the southeast of the city, killing hundreds. (CNS photo/Sashenka Gutierrez, EPA)

Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, talks to women religious gathered in Chicago Sept. 17 about the church's need for "a profound renewal of our catechesis." The event at St. Mary of Providence Church in Chicago was sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious. (CNS photo/Simone Orendain)

Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics "need a profound renewal of our catechesis."

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow consecrated the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church May 25 as a way of marking the centenary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, which ushered in the communist era and led to the persecution of Christians. (CNS photo/Robert Duncan)

Holy Russia? Believers debate Putin’s record as a Christian leader

Many commentators in American media see Russian President Vladimir Putin as an authoritarian leader who rigs elections at home and abroad, silences political adversaries, rescinds civil rights and tirelessly plots to revive a Soviet-sized empire.

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Pope Francis poses with members of the Bolivian bishops' conference during a Sept. 18 meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope, Bolivian bishops discuss rise of ‘parallel’ churches

Pope Francis urged the bishops of Bolivia to faithfully guide their flocks as breakaway groups comprised of former priests and seminarians are gaining ground in the country.

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Rosa Martinez, an immigration activist and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, takes part in a rally Sept. 12 in Washington urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Afterward, rally-goers went to Capitol Hill to deliver a million signatures to Congress. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)

Trump begins talks with Democrats about congressional help for DACA

After campaigning on a promise that he'd get rid of a program that helps a group of young migrants without documents remain in the country, President Donald Trump is working with Democrats to find a way to help the young migrants stay.

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U.S. Army veteran Rocio Villanueva, 31, from Escondido, Calif., Israeli Army veteran Omer Oster, 22, and U.S. Marine veteran Donna Perdue, 51, from Valparaiso, Ind., light candles while visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem while touring the Holy Land with the Heroes to Heroes program Sept. 11. The program brings wounded veterans to the Holy Land to tour with wounded Israeli veterans. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)

Holy Land trip helps U.S. military veterans overcome PTSD

Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, U.S. Army veteran Rocio Villanueva fell onto the stone of the unction where tradition holds that Jesus was laid out after his crucifixion and touched her head to the smoothed surface.

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Mobile homes and farmworker housing in Immokalee, Fla., are seen flooded Sept. 12 after Hurricane Irma swept up through Florida, leaving many in Southwest Florida without housing. The hurricane also severely impacted the region's infrastructure, including electricity, gasoline, internet and mobile telephone services. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)

Florida diocesan official says normal life at standstill after Irma

Peter Routsis-Arroyo, the CEO of the Diocese of Venice's Catholic Charities, said Hurricane Irma has brought normal life to a standstill in the entire Southwest Florida region.

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Immigration activists and those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, take part in a rally Sept. 12 in Washington to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Afterward, they went to Capitol Hill to deliver a million signatures to Congress. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)

Bishops urge extending renewal deadline for DACA youth in Texas, Florida

A top U.S. bishops' committee urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend the renewal deadline for those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who live in Texas and Florida, where communities have been hit hard by massive hurricanes.

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Father Don McCarthy holds letters from his friend, Father Stanley Rother, in late July at his residence in Cawker City, Kan. The two became friends in the seminary, and continued a friendship throughout the years Father Rother served as a missionary in Guatemala. Father Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma City. (CNS photo/Karen Bonar, The Register) See ROTHER-MCCARTHY-FRIENDSHIP Sept. 12, 2017.

Kansas priest recalls friendship with Stanley Rother as beatification nears

In the cozy rectory behind Sts. Peter and Paul Church sits Father Don McCarthy with myriad items relating to his friend, Father Stanley Rother.

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Bill Skarsgard stars in a scene from the movie "It." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS/Warner Bros.) See MOVIE-REVIEW-IT-(EMBARGOED) Sept. 7, 2017.

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Moviegoers looking for nothing more than to be unsettled will likely be satisfied with the horror adaptation "It" (Warner Bros.).

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