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A man found driving the car owned by Marguerite Bartz, of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, on Nov. 6 has been charged in the sister’s murder. She was found dead in her convent in Navajo, N.M., five days earlier. • The State of Virginia executed the mass killer John Allen Muhammad on Nov. 10 despite a call for mercy for the convicted sniper by Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington. • Sister Donna Quinn received a reprimand from the Sinsinawa Dominicans of Wisconsin on Nov. 2 for serving as a volunteer escort at an abortion clinic in suburban Chicago. • American deacon Jack Sullivan, 71, of Marshfield, Mass., described during a press conference in London on Nov. 9 how he was suddenly and inexplicably cured from a severe spinal condition after he prayed for healing through the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman. • Commenting on a wave of kidnapping, rape and assault of undocumented people in southern Mexico, the Rev. José Alejandro Solalinde, director of the Mexican bishops’ migrant ministry, said at a forum on Nov. 3, “The mafias...have now discovered how to get rich off migrants.”

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Pope Francis waves during a visit to give an Easter blessing to homes in a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea, May 19 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano).
Vatican leaders seem quietly confident that the meeting will go well.
Gerard O'ConnellMay 22, 2017
Given the number of those in the California legal system today who are Latino, “you can guess a large percentage of them are Catholic.”
Jim McDermottMay 22, 2017
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., prays on Nov. 16 during the opening of the 2015 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The bishops' spring assembly will include discussions ranging from immigration to religious freedom, as well as the Synod of Bishops on youth.
The new cardinals named by Pope Francis come from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden.
Gerard O'ConnellMay 21, 2017