Father George Clements, retired pastor of Holy Angels Church in Chicago, died Nov. 25, 2019, at age 87. Father Clements was active in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago, Alabama and Mississippi. He also was a well-known advocate of adoption and adopted four sons. (CNS photo/Archdiocese of Chicago)
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Catholic News ServiceDecember 01, 2019
Father Clements, who was just the second African American priest ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago, was long involved in social justice issues affecting his hometown. But it was the adoption of four boys—one at a time, starting in 1980—that led to his high profile on a national level. The
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The poll showed 60% prefer that convicted murders receive a sentence of life imprisonment, while 36% said capital punishment would be better.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 01, 2019
"When, at Christmas, we place the statue of the Infant Jesus in the manger, the nativity scene suddenly comes alive. God appears as a child, for us to take into our arms," the pope said.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 01, 2019
“Consumerism is a virus that attacks the faith at its roots, because it makes you believe that life depends only on what you have, and so you forget God," the pope said.
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In “Plague,” Michael O'Loughlin investigates untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 01, 2019
“Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church,” an ambitious podcast created and hosted by America’s national correspondent, Michael J. O’Loughlin, premiers Dec. 1.
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The bishops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey discussed sexual abuse with Pope Francis in a Thanksgiving Day meeting as part of their ad limina visit.
Faith Faith and Reason
Blase J. CupichNovember 29, 2019
We should be fearless in making clear that tolerating clergy sexual abuse stands in total contradiction to the core of the Gospel message.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinNovember 27, 2019
Yes, your hopes might be frustrated, but that is better than trying to extinguish hope in God.
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The report contained 31 recommendations and responses and named Vancouver priests who have been criminally convicted.
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Matt Malone, S.J.November 27, 2019
You can dream bigger with us and change lives by supporting two Jesuit ministries committed to excellence, faith and service: Brooklyn Jesuit Prep and America Media.
A supporter of former President Evo Morales holds a sign with a handwritten message that reads in Spanish: "We don't want peace, We want justice," during a protest at a blocked highway in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 27, 2019
Was Mr. Morales’s departure from La Paz the result of a coup? Or was the president’s removal the result of a more or less defensible process?
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A nine-point "plan of amends" developed by Bishop Brennan was announced in a Nov. 26 letter he sent to the faithful of the diocese.
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Following the bloodshed, the country's Catholic bishops attempted to dialogue with the government.
Hailee Steinfeld and Wiz Khalifa in “Dickinson.” 
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinNovember 27, 2019
The new show subverts the traditional Dickinson iconography, but also takes away the best part of her.
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The Vatican said Nov. 18 the pope would name a successor succeed AIF's former president, Rene Bruelhart, following the end of his five-year term.
Arts & Culture Film
Joseph McAuleyNovember 27, 2019
'The Two Popes' tells a detailed story of the relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. But does it have all the facts right?
Faith Your Take
Our readersNovember 27, 2019
At the risk of wading into one of our nation’s and church’s most contentious questions, America asked our readers when they think is the right time to decorate for Christmas.
Palestinian demonstrators run away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces on Nov. 16, during an anti-Israel protest near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (CNS photo/Mohamad Torokman, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew Christiansen, S.J.November 27, 2019
The Trump administration has reversed a 40-year U.S. policy critical of Israeli settlements on the West Bank, writes Drew Christiansen, S.J., raising the obstacles to Palestinians ever achieving a homeland.
Arts & Culture Film
Isabelle SenechalNovember 27, 2019
Here's what happened when James Martin, S.J., and three O'Hare fellows visited the set of Martin Scorsese’s latest movie.