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U.S. appeals court: Trump can’t end DACA program

A federal appeals court ruled Nov. 8 in favor of keeping in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rejecting the Trump administration's efforts to end it.

Guam’s Agana Archdiocese to file bankruptcy, reorganize under Chapter 11

"The bankruptcy process will allow all abuse claimants to have their claims resolved in a process that will also allow the archdiocese to continue its mission to the Catholic community," Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes said in a statement.

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

UPDATED - Thirteen people, including the suspected gunman and a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, died in shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill on what was college night, with lessons on country two-step dancing.

Buffalo bishop responds to criticism, says he has no plans to resign

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone told reporters at a news conference he held Nov. 5 outside Infant of Prague Church in Cheektowaga that at a meeting earlier in the day with the diocese's priests, two of them had asked him to resign.

Archival discovery at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

It was the discovery the archives in 2004 of an old, scratched record, labeled only "Catholic Protest Against Nazis -- Nov. 16, 1938," that set the wheels in motion for a long-overdue reconsideration of Catholic attitudes toward anti-Semitism.

Voters in two states OK anti-abortion measures, but Oregon funding stays

An Oregon measure that would have banned state funding for elective and late-term abortions was defeated by voters Nov. 6, while an amendment to the West Virginia constitution stating that women do not have a right to an abortion was passed by a narrow margin.

Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

Leaders and fundraisers at Catholic organizations are cautiously monitoring the level of donations and gifts as the end-of-the-year giving season approaches, hoping that the clergy sexual abuse scandal won't negatively affect their bottom line.

Notre Dame band members strike chord with concert and connect generations

On a recent sun-kissed Wednesday afternoon, 49 members of the school’s marching band had a special performance for just over 100 people at A Caring Place, the adult day care program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis.

Poor Handmaids’ foundress called model of living out love of God, neighbor

For the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the canonization of their foundress, St. Katharina Kasper, also known as Mother Mary Catherine Kasper, is a confirmation of what they knew and believed.

Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

In 2010, Kate and Andy Grosmaire's 19-year-old daughter, Ann, was shot and killed by her fiance, and the couple, called by their Catholic faith, forgave their daughter's killer.