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The Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which includes the bishops of Sudan and South Sudan, said in a statement released on Nov. 8 that “there is nothing more needed than forgiveness” to heal the divisions both countries have experienced over decades of conflict. • A congressional committee in Mexico on Nov. 9 voted down a presidential proposal to legalize same-sex marriages across the nation. • Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, extended “good wishes” to President-elect Donald J. Trump on Nov. 9 and assured him of prayers so that his government “may be fruitful” in the service of his country and “well-being and peace” in the world. • The Diocese of Amarillo, Tex., said it was investigating the Rev. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, after he placed the body of an aborted fetus on an altar and broadcast an endorsement for the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Facebook Live on Nov. 7. • Aging priests across Ireland are suffering depression and mental health problems, say the leaders of Ireland’s Association of Catholic Priests, who add that establishing a welfare plan for “Ireland's lost tribe of priests” will be the primary objective of the A.C.P.’s annual meeting on Nov. 16.

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 10.17.2018 Pope Francis greets Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
“We take people where they are, walking with them, moving forward,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2018
Catherine Pakaluk, who currently teaches at the Catholic University of America and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, describes her tweet to Mr. Macron as “spirited” and “playful.”
Emma Winters October 19, 2018
A new proposal from the Department of Homeland Security could make it much more difficult for legal immigrants to get green cards in the United States. But even before its implementation, the proposal has led immigrants to avoid receiving public benefits.
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 19, 2018
 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, and then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, are seen in a combination photo during the beatification Mass of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
In this third letter Archbishop Viganò no longer insists, as he did so forcefully in his first letter, that the restrictions that he claimed Benedict XVI had imposed on Archbishop McCarrick—one he alleges that Pope Francis later lifted—can be understood as “sanctions.”
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 19, 2018