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Bishops reviewing materials that would complement 'Faithful Citizenship'

  The U.S. bishops continued during their fall general assembly to review new materials that would supplement their long-standing guide to help Catholics form their consciences in public life, including voting.

US bishops: Consensus by bromides

Distinctly Catholic: The U.S. bishops are firm in their commitment to rhetorical mush, steadfast in the defense of compromise, decisive about their indecision, bold in their proclamation of the banal. 

Papal nuncio to US bishops: "Reflect prayerfully" on communion with pope's teachings

"Our communion with the Holy Father can be expressed in the concrete actions that we take to make his magisterium better known among our people," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to the U.S., said in his Nov. 11 address to the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Economy lacking ethics leads to 'throwaway' culture, pope says

An economic system lacking any ethics leads to a "throwaway" culture of consumption and waste, Pope Francis said.

Pope prays for eventual visit to South Sudan, peace in Bolivia

Expressing his hope to visit South Sudan next year, Pope Francis appealed to the leaders there to continue to follow the path of dialogue and the common good.

At a church forum, Elizabeth Warren says she is open to suspending deportations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Nov. 8 said she would consider suspending deportations to pressure Congress to come up with a solution to the immigration crisis.

French bishops approve payments for church sex abuse victims

French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church.

Federal judge halts Trump administration conscience protection rule

A U.S. District Court judge's Nov. 6 ruling that halts a Trump administration conscience protection rule for health care professionals leaves them "vulnerable to being forced to perform, facilitate or refer for procedures that violate their conscience," said the senior counsel for the First Liberty Institute.

Australian court to say if it will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn this week whether Australia's highest court will hear his appeal against convictions for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.

Nigeria's interfaith council fosters peaceful Christian-Muslim relations

Since 1999, an interfaith council of 50 Muslim and Christian members has been providing a forum for interreligious dialogue in Nigeria to diffuse tensions and build trust in a nation with a history of conflict and where extremist voices often get more attention.