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Pope announces new cardinals, including U.S. Archbishop Gregory

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Nov. 28, including Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington.

'Catholics are like the leaven in the loaf' of U.N.'s work, says Glendon

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- The pillars of the United Nations overlap the tenets of Catholic social teaching and from the inception of the U.N. in 1945, the church has encouraged the international organization while simultaneously reproving it when it drifts from its lofty goals.

Judiciary Committee votes to send Barrett nomination to full Senate

Questions continue around film's use of pope's quote on civil unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While there is no doubt that Pope Francis said civil laws should protect the rights of gay couples, some mystery shrouds the context in which he said it and the way it is used in a new film.

HHS ensures hospital patients have access to spiritual care amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Religious Liberty praised the Department of Health and Human Services for resolving discrimination complaints over two hospitals' refusal to let patients have access to the sacraments of baptism and the anointing of the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishops: Pope's civil union remarks won't change teaching on marriage

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- Pope Francis' expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage as being between one woman and one man, said several U.S. bishops and dioceses.

Vatican extends provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

NEW YORK (CNS) -- If nothing else, the sequel "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" (Amazon) has consistency on its side.

'Clouds,' streaming, Disney+

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Based on Laura Sobiech's 2014 memoir "Fly a Little Higher," the heartwarming, winsome feature film "Clouds" is streaming on Disney+. Justin Baldoni directs from Kara Holden's sharply observed, thoughtful screenplay about the life of Sobiech's late son, Zach (Fin Argus).

UPDATE: The Trial of the Chicago 7

NEW YORK (CNS) -- As demonstrated by the popularity of his long-running TV series "The West Wing," Aaron Sorkin has a knack for making politics interesting.