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Bishops from the dioceses of Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, found themselves assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.
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Evacuation orders have affected more than 250,000 Californians, including many Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of San Jose, Sacramento and Monterey.
A law enforcement officer is seen outside of the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of federal Judge Esther Salas, where her son was shot and killed and her defense attorney husband was critically injured July 19, 2020. Salas spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time Aug. 3. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)
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Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, who later committed suicide, has been identified as the shooter. Hollander has described himself as "anti-feminist." Mark Anderl, the judge's husband, remains in the hospital.
People hold hands in prayer Aug. 5, 2019, next to crosses in honor of victims of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, two days earlier. A year after the deadly shooting, El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz has announced the formation of a group to address racism as a way to honor the victims. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
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"We really believe that ceremonies of remembrance and times of prayer aren't enough. We also have to deal with the reality that led to those events on that day and were very clearly present in the mind and heart of the attacker."
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The hurricane hit southern Texas -- a region already battered by the coronavirus -- particularly hard, causing widespread damage, though no casualties were reported, at least in the U.S.
A Catholic Relief Services staff member in Cambodia explains the latest COVID-19 information to a small group of village leaders. (CNS photo/Jennifer Hardy)
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A July 13 report from the United Nations said almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, an increase of 10 million from the previous year—figures arrived at before the pandemic began.
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The suit alleges that at age 11, the boy began to be sexually abused in 1978 by a priest at a New Jersey parish and the abuse continued at the hands of another cleric at the Catholic high school he attended, and then with McCarrick in 1982.
Dan Anderl poses for a photo with Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, N.J., in this 2018 photo. The son of New Jersey federal Judge Esther Salas, he was fatally shot at her North Brunswick home July 19, 2020. (CNS screen grab/St. Joseph High School)
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Daniel Anderl was fatally shot in the heart when a gunman entered the family home in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, on July 19.
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"The administration's efforts to effectively end asylum have been met with a massive outpouring of opposition from the public, particularly the interfaith community," said the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan leads a July 11, 2020, prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City during which he blessed the cremated remains of 250 Mexicans who had died from COVID-19. The majority of the deceased had been employed as front-line workers in the New York area. The Mexican consulate in New York helped plan the liturgy and arranged for the ashes to be transported by plane to Mexico following the service. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
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Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
In a moving ceremony at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan blessed the cremated remains of Mexican nationals who had worked in city hospitals at the height of the pandemic and subsequently died from the virus before they were flown back to Mexico for burial.