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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.

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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Women who fled from the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., pass by a sheriff's deputy Nov. 8 after a gunman killed at least 13 people. The gunman, who opened fire without warning late Nov. 7, was found dead inside the establishment, authorities said. (CNS photo/Mike Nelson, EPA)

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles from the heart of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles asked people to "pray hard" for the victims and their families.

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On the morning after Kristallnacht, or the "Night of Broken Glass," local residents watch as the synagogue in Ober-Ramstadt, Germany, is destroyed by fire in 1938. That year, from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues and vandalized Jewish homes and schools. (CNS photo/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy Trudy Isenberg)

Archival discovery at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means "Crystal Night," but it is more commonly thought of as "Night of Broken Glass," as Nazis and their sympathizers rampaged through Nazi Germany -- which by this time had absorbed Austria and the Sudetenland -- the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938.

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Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, speaks Oct. 12 in Washington. The board oversees compliance by dioceses with the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People." Cesareo is president of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" to "make it a less ambiguous document" because despite nearly every diocese meeting its standards in third-party audits, some bishops are facing scrutiny about their handling of reports of wayward priests.

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A man takes a moment at each of the Star of David memorials Oct. 29 with the names of the people who were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. At least 11 people were killed and six others wounded, including four police officers, during the Oct. 27 shooting at the synagogue. (CNS photo/Jared Wickerham, EPA)

Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection for the three Jewish congregations that worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was attacked by a gunman.

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A Honduran migrant rests migrants at a shelter in Guatemala City Oct. 18. She and the other migrants are part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)

Injustice toward migrants, refugees made in complicit silence, pope says

The "throwaway culture" has become a pandemic today, and it leaves migrants and displaced people without a voice and at the mercy of those who exploit them, Pope Francis said.

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