In the news, November 8

Was this 19-year-old girl in Detroit killed by paranoia?

Add in housing expenses and U.S. poverty is worse than current measure suggests.


Cardinal Dolan's letter to Congress pushing immigration reform—again—gets noticed by the Wall Street Journal.

As Bishop Meet, Hopes Are Raised, and the man who would be USCCB president is profiled in USA Today. Here's more on the matter from Josh McElwee.

Super Typhoon Haiyan barrels across the central Philippines.

Same-sex marriage campaign gathers steam in Ireland.

As controversy continues over handling of abuse allegations, a rally is planned outside the Cathedral of St. Paul on Saturday to ask Archbishop John Nienstedt to step aside.

Athiests heart Francis.

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Father Michael Nixon and parishioner work a volunteer table at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Panama City, Fla. Photo by Atena Sherry.
Much like New Orleans’ Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, the low-income neighborhoods east of Panama City, where St. Dominic is located, were especially hard-hit by the storm. Now residents here are desperate for help.
Atena SherryOctober 18, 2018
“I believe there are adequate, alternative options for true women’s health care out there, and Planned Parenthood is not needed,” said Alisha Fox, a health and wellness coach at a Catholic fertility center in Chicago.
Colleen ZeweOctober 18, 2018
 Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa checks out the name badge of Nathanael Lamataki, a youth delegate from the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, as they leave a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 5. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Cardinal Souraphiel highlighted the role globalization plays in connecting young people in unjust ways.
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 18, 2018
The pope said he would visit North Korea “if an official invitation arrives.”
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 18, 2018