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IMAGE: CNS photo/Terray Sylvester, Reuters By SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — By midday Nov. 16 firefighters had gained more ground in trying to contain the Camp Fire in Northern California, which is north of Sacramento and one of the deadliest blazes in the state. The same day in Southern California, more

IMAGE: CNS photo/Arlington Catholic Herald files By Ann M. Augherton ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — Picture the first Thanksgiving: a community coming together, one person bringing the fowl, another the bread, others sharing the fruits of their harvest, all gathering for a meal. The gratitude palpable for a plentiful harvest, for

IMAGE: CNS photo/Yahya Arhb, EPA By Dale Gavlak WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen’s worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, called Yemen "the world’s worst

IMAGE: CNS photo/Brian Barbosa, courtesy University of San Diego By Denis Grasska SAN DIEGO (CNS) — The University of San Diego has a message for students who were once in the foster care system, homeless or at risk for homelessness. "We recognize that things have happened to you in your

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians. During their 35-minute meeting, they spoke about the importance of mutual

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Dennis Sadowski BALTIMORE (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was leaving the bishops’ fall general assembly Nov. 14 more hopeful than when the meeting began two days earlier. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in remarks closing

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Dennis Sadowski BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops Nov. 14 defeated a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. The resolution went down by a vote of 137-83 at the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Mark Pattison BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," passed 241-3 with one

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jesuit Father B. Reynolds By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — Plans are underway for a solemn opening in February of the sainthood cause of Father Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983. Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa, the current superior, informed Jesuits Nov. 14 that

IMAGE: CNS photo/Reuters By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lying or being inauthentic is seriously wrong because it hinders or harms human relationships, Pope Francis said. "Where there are lies, there is no love, one cannot have love," he said Nov. 14 during his weekly general audience in St.